The Medical University of South Carolina Announces Health Podcasts

MUSC offers daily featured podcasts as well as a library of podcasts searchable by topic or medical professional.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) September 26, 2007 -- The Medical University of South Carolina is proud to announce their library of health podcasts (http://www.muschealth.com/multimedia/Podcasts/index.aspx) is available for download. The podcasts cover a wide range of medical topics and are hosted by MUSC medical professionals, including physicians and staff, as well as interviews with patients.

"We're very excited to be able to provide these podcasts to the public," says David Bennett, the Director of Web Resources at MUSC. "We're confident that people will find them both beneficial and convenient. The new avenues that are now available to us with podcasting should allow people to get access to the health information they need on the go."

The podcasts cover topics that include aging, cancer, heart health, mental health, preventative health, weight loss, and many others. Users can subscribe to podcasts (http://www.muschealth.com/rss/index.htm) regarding the topics they are interested in via an RSS feed. This will enable users to directly download the podcasts to their computers or portable mp3 players.

MUSC Podcasting Highlight

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Podcast (http://www.muschealth.com/multimedia/Podcasts/displayPod.aspx?podid=28&autostart=false&groupid=6)

Dr. Linda Austin hosts and interviews Dr. Pamela B. Morris, an assistant professor at MUSC and doctor in the department of cardiology, on detecting the warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack. The podcast is just under 5 minutes long, and outlines how to identify a heart attack and how to differentiate it from other coronary problems.

About Podcasting

Podcasting is a relatively new technology that allows for easier distribution of audio and video files over the internet. Podcasting is a method of media delivery that allows users to automatically download the files to their portable media players automatically. However, users can download or listen to the files on a computer without the use of a portable player.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the south. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC is home to over 3,000 students and residents, as well as nearly 10,000 employees, including 1,300 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the University and its affiliates have collective budgets in excess of $1.3 billion per year. MUSC operates a 600 bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services visit www.musc.edu or www.muschealth.com.

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