Health and Medical

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kevin Gray about the latest research concerning teens and marijuana.  Dr. Gray is a Professor and also Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

A Charleston-based geneticist discusses results with a family that is located two hours away in a Florence clinic.
Taylor Crouch/SCETV

  In 2016, the Greenwood Genetics Center began using telehealth to combat a national and local geneticist shortage. Through video conferencing, patients and families are able to schedule appointments when a geneticist might not be available otherwise.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lara Wine Lee about sun protection for infants, toddlers and older children.   Dr. Wine Lee is an Assistant Professor and a Pediatric Dermatologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Teresa Kelechi about research underway to explore a program of foot-fitness exercises for patients with mobility issues. Dr. Kelechi is a Certified Wound Care Nurse and Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alan Diehl about new breakthroughs in biomedicine and cancer treatment.  Dr. Diehl is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Associate Director of Basic Sciences at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Healthcare Sites Using Video Technology for Diabetes Education

Apr 17, 2017
A virtual meeting with an educator for a diabetes self-management course.
Marina Ziehe/SCETV

It is estimated that about 400,000 of the 4.8 million people in South Carolina have diabetes. That’s about 10% of the population. Diabetes self-management education is a critical element of care for people with diabetes. To help overcome transportation and distance barriers for people in rural areas of the state, some healthcare sites have adopted an innovative solution.

Inmates at a S.C. Department of Corrections facility.
Taylor Crouch/SCETV

The South Carolina Department of Corrections aims to cut costs and increase public safety by minimizing inmate medical transports. They will begin using telehealth at five of their facilities, to connect Medical University of South Carolina providers to inmates over video.

Dry Eye

Apr 11, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. George Waring about a common eye condition called Dry Eye.  Dr. Waring is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leonardo Bonilha about language problems (Aphasia) following a stroke.  Dr. Bonilha is a Neurologist and brain & language researcher and at MUSC. 

Dietary Supplements

Apr 4, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Bernadette Marriott about multivitamins and other dietary supplements.  Dr. Marriott is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at MUSC, and earlier in her career she was the Founding Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about the connection between inflammation and colon cancer, and also colon cancer screening and prevention.  Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC.  

Technology Extends Health Care to S.C. Schools

Apr 3, 2017
Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber teaches school-nurse Lidie Collier how to use the telehealth cart.
Taylor Crouch

Many schools in South Carolina are using technology to expand student care. Through a telehealth cart, students can connect to local providers at their nurse’s office. The goal is to bring convenience to families, facilitate continuum of care and increase access to quality care.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about common foot and heel injuries that occur during physical exercise and sports.  Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Disalvo about heart failure and genetics.   Dr. Disalvo is a Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and the Director of Cardiology at MUSC

State Mental Health Director John Magill reading Governor Henry McMaster's proclamation in the lobby of the State House.
Tabitha Safdi/SC Public Radio

A group of doctors, academics, public health and government officials gathered at the South Carolina State House this week. Their goal is to expand the reach and capabilities of telehealth services in the state. At a press conference in the State House lobby, stakeholders spoke on the importance of telehealth in the state and the significance of the governor’s distinction.

State Mental Health Director John Magill reading Governor Henry McMaster’s proclamation in the lobby of the State House.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Matthew Carpenter about some of the common barriers (and solutions) for quitting smoking. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is affiliated with the Cancer Control Program of the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kelli Williams about seasonal allergy during childhood.  Dr. Williams is a Clinical Assistant Professor, specializing in Allergy and Immunology at MUSC.

"F" is for Farrow, Samuel [1759-1824]. Congressman, legislator, reformer. A Revolutionary War veteran, Farrow was elected lieutenant governor in 1810 and a member of Congress in 1812. In 1816 the residents of Spartanburg District elected him to the General Assembly where he pursued a goal of creating a state lunatic asylum.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ruth Campbell about important ways to keep your kidneys healthy.  Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ed Wilson about Conjunctivitis (or Pink-Eye) during childhood. Dr. Wilson is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at MUSC. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about the benefits of a regular exercise routine for patients with Parkinson’s disease.  Dr. Hinson is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC.  

Doctor Eases burden for Frequent Patients, Uses Video for Follow-Ups

Mar 6, 2017
Dr. Markowitz connecting with family through video conferencing.
Taylor Crouch/SCETV

Patients seeking treatment for a rare digestive disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) might have multiple tests and appointments per year. A pediatric gastroenterologist in Greenville has turned to video, for connecting to distant South Carolina patients, saving them a trip for follow-up appointments.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about changes related to aging that can impact driving for older adults.  Dr. Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at MUSC.  

A Kingstree family connecting to doctor at MUSC via telehealth.
Marina Ziehe

In Williamsburg County, finding a specialized doctor can be difficult. Many residents live miles away from a health care provider, going without adequate medical care. A telehealth network was established in multiple sites across the county to help residents access the services they need.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Wrangle about Non-Tobacco Related Lung Cancer and new approaches to treatment for this disease.  Dr. Wrangle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at MUSC.

Game Offers Unique Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

Feb 21, 2017
Occupational Therapist Michelle Woodbury uses a game to enhance therapy sessions with stroke patients.
Taylor Crouch

In order to meet the needs of her patients, an occupational therapist at the Medical University of South Carolina teamed up with technical experts from Clemson to create tool to engage patients in the clinic and at home. Through a virtual therapy session, patients can play a game to meet their therapy goals, different than traditional care.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr.Teresa Kelechi about research underway to explore a home-based, prevention and treatment plan for patients with recurring foot and leg ulcers. Dr. Kelechi is a certified wound care nurse and Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

Sarcoidosis

Feb 20, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ennis James about the diagnosis and research related to Sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease of unknown cause).  Dr. Ennis James is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and the Clinical Director of the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center at MUSC.

S.C. Medical Universities Teach Telehealth to Students

Feb 16, 2017
Students examining telehealth equipment at MUSC.
Taylor Crouch

Faced with a changing healthcare landscape, medical schools across the state are implementing telehealth education to their curriculum. The American Medical Association supports telehealth training for future medical professionals, and encourages the adoption of innovative programs that may improve the way care is delivered to communities across the country.​

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Heather Boger about a training and education program for medical students, emphasizing caring for older adults (65+).  Dr. Boger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Senior Mentor Program at MUSC.

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