East Carolina University http://publicradioeast.org en Update On Statewide Telepsychiatry Program http://publicradioeast.org/post/update-statewide-telepsychiatry-program <p>Twenty eight counties across the state do not have a psychiatrist, leaving many to seek treatment in local hospital emergency rooms.&nbsp; But the Statewide Telepsychiatry program, which started in January, is designed to address a shortage of psychologists, especially in rural areas.&nbsp; The program is helping patients get the help they need using video and audio streaming videoconferencing technology similar to Skype or Facetime.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;East Carolina University’s E-Behavioral Health Telepsychiatry Center is providing the consultations and so far, the program is showing Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:39:22 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 38688 at http://publicradioeast.org Update On Statewide Telepsychiatry Program The Down East Journal (03/28/14) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-032814 <p></p><p>This week on the Down East Journal, we focus on two East Carolina University breakthroughs.&nbsp; One seeks to confirm Gulf War Illness through a blood test, and the other increases the intelligibility of speech for those with Parkinson's disease.&nbsp; This week, we speak to experts about advancements in treating Gulf War illness and the device doing double duty for stutters and Parkinson's sufferers.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:09 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37712 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (03/28/14) Speech Easy Technology Beneficial For People With Parkinson's Disease http://publicradioeast.org/post/speech-easy-technology-beneficial-people-parkinsons-disease <p>Parkinson's disease is a challenge for medical specialists and it can be frightening for the Parkinson's patient.&nbsp; But a device called the Speech Easy, developed at East Carolina University, is making it easier for them to communicate more clearly. The device uses an auditory delay and a change in pitch that has been shown to increase the intelligibility of speech for people who stutter. But the technology has also shown benefits for people with Parkinson's disease.&nbsp; Mac McKee has more.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:55:25 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 37711 at http://publicradioeast.org New High Tech Training Lab at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-high-tech-training-lab-naval-hospital-camp-lejeune <p>Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune is using futuristic simulation technology to train corpsman and give experienced physicians a place to refine their skills.&nbsp; We speak with experts about the new simulation lab and explain how it works.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:31:54 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 36065 at http://publicradioeast.org Joshua Bell's Upcoming Performance at East Carolina University http://publicradioeast.org/post/joshua-bells-upcoming-performance-east-carolina-university <p>On Sunday, November 10th, the "poet of the violin" Joshua Bell will perform at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8pm. &nbsp;This week, Public Radio East's Finley Woolston spoke with him about the upcoming recital.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:33:47 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26808 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (10/18/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-101813 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.&nbsp; And thirty years after the bombing of a military barracks in Beirut, we speak with a veteran organizing a ceremony in Jacksonville next week to remember the 240 Americans killed during the attack.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:15:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26022 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (10/18/13) The Down East Journal (10/11/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-101113 <p></p><p>After being vacant for two years, the iconic Turnage Theater will soon open its doors again for theater performances and live musical entertainment.&nbsp; This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to the executive director of the Beaufort County Arts Council about the non-profits plans for the century old venue for the arts.&nbsp; And, we explore how new telecommunication technology is helping diabetes patients living in rural areas connect with specialist at East Carolina University.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:09:59 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26021 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (10/11/13) Statewide Telepsychiatry Program Starts Next Year http://publicradioeast.org/post/statewide-telepsychiatry-program-starts-next-year <p>This week, we speak with acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.</p><p>Last week, we heard an in-depth conversation about the future of telemedicine in eastern North Carolina and how new technology could be used to provide access to specialized healthcare for people living in rural &nbsp;and underserved areas of the state, such as Bertie, Beaufort, Duplin, and Edgecombe.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:01:44 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 25691 at http://publicradioeast.org Statewide Telepsychiatry Program Starts Next Year Telemedicine Used to Treat Diabetes Patients in Rural ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/telemedicine-used-treat-diabetes-patients-rural-enc <p>Diabetes is a growing concern for North Carolinians, especially for people who live in the eastern part of the State where studies have shown diabetes cases are rampant.&nbsp; East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is looking to curb the obesity rate by offering people who live in rural areas access to health care specialists using new telemedicine methods. Today, Public Radio East’s Mac McKee talks to the Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Dr. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:01:03 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 26020 at http://publicradioeast.org New Non-Invasive Depression Treatment Avaliable in ENC http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-non-invasive-depression-treatment-avaliable-enc <p>This week,&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Depression… it’s difficult to treat.&nbsp; An estimated one in 10 adults in the United States suffers from depression, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.</p><p><em>“It’s a very common disorder and a very serious disorder that has significant disabling features associated with it.”</em></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:03:51 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 24030 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (09/20/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-092013 <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with an East Carolina University psychiatrist about a new, non-invasive treatment being used for people living with depression.&nbsp; And, New Bern author Nicholas Sparks hopes this week’s release of “The Longest Ride” will become this tenth number one New York Times best seller.&nbsp; Plus, we talk about the mission of the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse and Prevention&nbsp;and their public education event set for Monday, Sept. 23<sup>rd</sup>. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:46:11 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 23611 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (09/20/13) The Future of 3D Printers http://publicradioeast.org/post/future-3d-printers <p>It's a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:41:22 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10183 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (3/22/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-32213 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a local nonprofit on their efforts to open a shelter to help young boys victimized through sex trafficking.&nbsp; The Greenville home would be the first of its kind in the country.&nbsp; And, a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:00:48 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10171 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (3/22/13) Medicare and the Affordable Care Act http://publicradioeast.org/post/medicare-and-affordable-care-act-0 <p><span class="tease"><span>President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago. It's still being implemented. Last month a change in the Medicare system is fining hospitals the reimbursement money they get back for their services, if certain patients are readmitted to a hospital within a thirty-day period of their initial admission. Stephen O</span></span>'Connell has more.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:16:41 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7012 at http://publicradioeast.org