Health and Medical

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Gross about training and preparing for run or walk in your community.  Dr. Gross is an Assistant Professor and a foot and ankle Orthopedic Surgeon at MUSC.

 This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lindsay Squeglia about the largest ever, national research study related to adolescent brain development.  Dr. Squeglia is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about parents providing support and being their child’s patient advocate when their child is hospitalized.

Dr. Mack is a Pediatrician who specializes in Critical Care at MUSC Children’s Health.  

Resource: "For Patients and Families," Children's Hospitals

Multiple Sclerosis

Jul 3, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aljoesen Walker about Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Walker is a Neurologist and Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program at MUSC.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Ms. Melissa Montiel about speech disfluency or stuttering in childhood. Melissa is a Speech-Language Pathologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Hundreds of Williamsburg County seniors during Senior Market Day in Kingstree to receive vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables from certified farmers.
Haley Kellner & Makayla Gay/ SC Public Radio

The deadline is fast- approaching for a health center in Williamsburg County to collect information from survivors of the October 2015 flood. Hope Health and the American Red Cross are looking for people in the area who are experiencing specific complications from mold. The information they collect will help residents get the medical care they need and potentially lead to more resources to help them fully recover the historic event.

When the deadline for the survey passes, many flood victims would have been living with mold for more than one year and eight months.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about common knee conditions and injuries in adults. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

Epilepsy

Jun 20, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leonardo Bonilha about seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Bonilha is a Neurologist and brain and language researcher at MUSC.

 This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Lackland about the benefits of monitoring blood pressure at home for patients with pre-hypertension or hypertension. Dr. Lackland is a Professor in the College of Medicine and Co-Director of the Stroke Research and Education Center at MUSC.

Managing Stress

Jun 13, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about tips and routines to help manage stress. Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Program at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Mark Hamann about research related to natural products and also the development of medicine and treatments from these products found in nature. Dr. Hamann is the Cooper Endowed Chair of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences and Public Health at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about ways to stay physically fit in the older adult years. Dr. Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lucinda Halstead about vocal health for performers, public speakers, teachers and others with extra demands on their vocal chords. Dr. Halstead is an Ear, Nose and Throat Physician and the Medical Director of the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ruth Campbell about nutritional choices designed to help patients living with Chronic Kidney Disease.  Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gayenell Magwood about community-based research underway in South Carolina looking for ways to improve stroke recovery for all African Americans.   Dr .Magwood is a Professor in the College of Nursing and a Nurse Researcher at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gayenell Magwood about community-based research underway in South Carolina looking for ways to improve stroke recovery for all African Americans.   Dr .Magwood is a Professor in the College of Nursing and a Nurse Researcher at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Ms. Rene Garrison about Physical Therapy and also self-care for cancer survivors.  Rene is a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Ms. Rene Garrison about Physical Therapy and also self-care for cancer survivors.  Rene is a Physical Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist at MUSC.

Asthma Treatment

May 22, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr .John Cox about Asthma treatment and essential guidelines for using Asthma medications correctly. Dr. Cox is a Clinical Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Asthma Treatment

May 22, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr .John Cox about Asthma treatment and essential guidelines for using Asthma medications correctly. Dr. Cox is a Clinical Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Broadband Access for Telehealth Continues to Vary

May 17, 2017
Palmetto Care Connection's Technology Director assembles a telehealth cart in Columbia, South Carolina.
Taylor Crouch/SCETV

When it comes to telehealth implementation, broadband access can be vital for a quality connection. Local and federal officials weigh in on its significance and some efforts to reduce reported disparities.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about research exploring the role that the human microbiome plays in good health and in disease.  Dr. Schmidt is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jodie Rush about common knee problems and physical therapy. Dr. Rush is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Physical Therapist at MUSC.

Dr. Laura Carpenter This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about a large, national research study related to Autism, called SPARK (Simmons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge). Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

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SCETV

South Carolina law limits what medicines a doctor can prescribe to a patient who has only been seen via telemedicine. Doctors can request individual exceptions from the board of South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners to prescribe certain controlled substances. A reproductive psychiatrist at the Medical University of South Carolina is asking for an exception to prescribe some opioid medications to pregnant women who need treatment for chronic pain or addiction.

South Carolina ETV is a member of the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nicolas Milano about the benefits of exercise for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment. Dr. Milano is a Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at MUSC.

Foster Parenting

May 2, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Wallis about the important role that foster parents play in the lives of children in foster care. Dr. Wallis is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Foster Care Support Clinic at MUSC Children’s Health.

Insurance Coverage of Telehealth Services Limited

May 1, 2017
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SCETV

Connecting with a doctor over a live video feed is becoming more common, but insurance coverage of telehealth varies widely. State Medicaid programs, Medicare and private payers cover different services at different rates.

The federal health insurance program for senior citizens, Medicare, has some of the most limiting coverage for telehealth and telemedicine services. The program only covers patients in strictly defined rural areas and limits the medical professionals that can be reimbursed for providing telehealth services. 

Stroke Disparities

May 1, 2017

Dr. Robert Adams This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Robert Adams about research underway in South Carolina exploring disparities in stroke and stroke recovery. Dr. Adams is a Distinguished University Professor of Neurology and Director of the South Carolina Stroke Center of Economic Excellence at MUSC.

Stroke Disparities

May 1, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Robert Adams about research underway in South Carolina exploring disparities in stroke and stroke recovery.  Dr. Adams is a Distinguished University Professor of Neurology and Director of the South Carolina Stroke Center of Economic Excellence at MUSC.  

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