Health and Medical

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.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Peter Kalivas about research related to brain changes in addicted teens that undermine the ability to quit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Kalivas is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at MUSC. 

Tele-Stroke Expands Stroke Treatment in South Carolina

Feb 10, 2017
Brain scan of stroke patient.
Taylor Crouch

When it comes to stroke treatment, “time is brain.” Emergency departments across South Carolina are adopting tele-stroke as an important component of patient’s stroke care by helping emergency teams to rapidly evaluate and treat stroke patients.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John McGillicuddy about research underway, studying the effectiveness of mobile technology to help patients with strict medication routine following transplant.  Dr. McGillicuddy is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery at MUSC.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Susan King about why adolescents are vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction, and what parents can do to help prevent addiction.  Ms. King is a Clinical Instructor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.  

South Carolina Burn Center Reaches Distant Patients Through Telemedicine

Jan 31, 2017
Pediatric burn physicians consulting remotely with patient through telemedicine cart.
Taylor Crouch

Even though burns are a leading pediatric injury in South Carolina, there is only one burn center in the state. At the Medical University of South Carolina they see patients from all parts of the state. Most recently, some of the patients do not have to travel as far, as the hospital has been expanding the use of remote consultations using telemedicine.

Fatty Liver Disease

Jan 31, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  Dr. Rockey is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nancy Demore about new surgical techniques being used in breast cancer treatment. Dr. Nancy Demore is a Professor of Surgery and the Medical Director of the Breast Center at MUSC.  

Home-monitoring keeping some High-risk Patients out of the Hospital

Jan 24, 2017
Home health nurse watching over patient as she sends vitals in to be analyzed.
Taylor Crouch

A home-monitoring program is allowing high-risk patients stay out of the hospital. With telehealth, patients submit vital signs to their doctor, in the comfort of their own home. Through daily measurements the doctors monitor any sudden changes, while patients adopt healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Acute Pancreatitis

Jan 24, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gregory Cote about acute pancreatitis.  Dr. Cote is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Harris Sone about maintaining strong bones in the older adult years.  Dr. Slone is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and a Sports Medicine physician at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Curry about the positive role that microorganisms in our body can play in our health. Dr. Curry is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at MUSC.

Tele-Psychiatry Emerges as Innovative Solution for Hospitals in S.C.

Jan 16, 2017
Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff conducts a telepsychiatry consultation to a patient sitting in a private room located at one of the emergency departments in S.C.
Marina Ziehe

In South Carolina, rural communities are struggling with access to mental health care. In many places, there is a shortage of psychiatrists to attend people in need of services. To serve those with mental illness in distant, rural communities, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health adopted an innovative solution: tele-psychiatry.

Eczema in Childhood

Jan 16, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lara Wine Lee about Eczema during childhood.  Dr. Wine Lee is an Assistant Professor and also the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at MUSC Children’s Health.  

Teens and Tobacco

Jan 10, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kevin Gray about the health problems caused by teen tobacco use and tips for parents to help educate teens about these issues.  Dr. Gray is a Professor and also the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Puja Sukhwani Elias about specific lifestyle and dietary changes that can help reduce reflux disease symptoms.  Dr. Elias is an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about tips to begin a regular routine of exercise to promote better health in the adult years. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics at MUSC.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Janech about nature-inspired research related to kidney function and kidney injury.  Dr. Janech is an Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Nephrology Proteomics Laboratory at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lindsay Squeglia about teen alcohol use and the adolescent brain and development.  Dr. Squeglia is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward Wilson about keeping children safe from eye injuries in the home.  Dr. Wilson is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at MUSC.

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