Health and Medical

Ear Infections in Childhood

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Doctor checking out a girls ear

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David White about diagnosing and treating ear infections (and chronic ear infections) in children. Dr. White is a Professor in the College of Medicine and Director of the Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Program at MUSC Children’s Health.

Childhood Cancer Update

November 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jackie Kraveka about the latest developments in treating childhood cancer. Dr. Kraveka is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Telehealth Industry Marketing to Senior Citizens

November 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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A few years ago, our next guest’s company entered the fast-growing telehealth industry. They have now decided to add that same technology to the fast-growing senior citizen home health care market. How are new technologies and services like these faring in the face of today...

Medicare Basics

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Lynn Bailey

Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old everyday. Or as one of our listeners wrote us recently “65 years young”! This listener also pointed out that an important resource for those attaining that age is the National Medicare Handbook which, while providing over 130...

Rotator Cuff Disorders

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Doctor explaining to patient about rotator cuff

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about rotator cuff injuries—one of the most common types of shoulder injuries. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Pregnant women looking at fresh vegetables and fruit

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela Choi about healthy eating and essential nutrition during pregnancy. Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor and Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MUSC Women’s Health.

Recognizing Concussion in Children & Teens

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Football players

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alec DeCastro about the signs, symptoms and treatment of concussion in children and teens. Dr. DeCastro is an Assistant Professor and the Chief of Primary Care Sports Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

Cancer Immunotherapy Update

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Wrangle about medical testing that helps identify which cancer patients are likely to benefit from current immunotherapy treatments. Dr. Wrangle is an Oncologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology/Oncology at...

SC Kids Donate Sweet Treats to Deployed Service Men, Women

November 2, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Children and families in South Carolina will have a chance to exchange Halloween candy for toys and send deployed U.S. troops a "sweet" reminder of home this holiday season

Children and families in South Carolina will have a chance to exchange Halloween candy for toys and send deployed U.S. troops a "sweet" reminder of home this holiday season during Operation Troop Treats , an annual candy exchange hosted by the local Kool Smiles dental...

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
children outside in a park

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Vena about MUSC’s participation in a large National Institutes of Health Initiative—called ECHO—which is studying environmental influences on the health of children. Dr. Vena is a Professor and the Founding Chairman of the...

South Carolina, Nation Share a Shortage of Nurses

October 30, 2017 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Tut Underwood
A nurse instructs students on the use of IV medications.

Nursing has been described as a virtually recession-proof occupation, one that will always be in demand. Even so, the heads of nursing departments at both the University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College decry the critical need for bedside nurses, in spite of...

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw
James Wilder takes his dog for a walk outside his home in Charleston, SC.

James Wilder is a social worker in the Charleston area who values his time at work and with his family. When James felt himself coming down with a cold, his wife urged him to see a doctor, but James was reluctant. He didn't want to have to make an appointment, sit in a...

Nursing Home Technology Keeps Elderly Patients Out of Hospitals

October 26, 2017 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Nurse Mary Guillaume assesses Eleanor Grayson at her cottage at the Village at Summerville nursing home.

Doctors are available during normal business hours at most nursing homes. But medical issues can happen at any time, and vulnerable elderly patients still need to be seen as soon as possible. “Before telehealth, we’d have to call the physician, tell them what was going on,...

Finding Cures for Rare Childhood Diseases

October 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about his research to find cures for rare childhood diseases. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Strep Throat in Children & Teens

October 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Doctor examining child's throat

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Clarissa Clemmens about the signs, symptoms and treatment of Strep Throat in children and teens. Dr. Clemmens is a Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

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