YOGA MINUTES | Balanced Action

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Balanced Action

Pause for a moment to feel the beat of your heart. The in and out of your breath. Everything in our world is in relationship with another complementary force. Think of up and down, back and front, night and day. One helps us to know the other more fully. So within a yoga pose, we seekto balance the actions of contraction and expansion. A contracting force draws inwardcreating stability and strength. It also provides a boundary to open out against. As we expand outward againstcontraction, we can feel more balanced. So let's try it. Lift your arm and tone your muscles.

Fever in Children

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Ian Kane

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ian Kane about caring for a child who has a fever.  Dr. Kane is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric emergency physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Age Related Macular Degeneration & Related Research

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Baerbel Rohrer

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Baerbel Rohrer about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and research related to diagnostics and therapeutics for this disease.   Dr. Rohrer is a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Smart-State Endowed Chair in Gene and Pharmaceutical Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases at MUSC.

YOGA MINUTES | Mindfulness

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins talks about mindfulness

The word mindfulness, is used more and more frequently in conversation these days. What does mindfulness mean and how do we practice it? Simply stated, mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment without judgment, being kind and compassionate to ourselves. Practicing mindfulness meditation is just as straight forward. Take a seat in a chair or on the floor. Sit well so your spine is long and your upper arms hang next to your torso. Pause for a moment. Relax. Now draw attention to your breath flowing in and out. And keep your mind on your breath.

YOGA MINUTES | Hand Gestures

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins talks about hand gestures

Sometimes the smallest gesture can be the most profound. At the beginning and the end of each yoga practice we join our hands in front of our hearts. Why? This particular mudra or hand gesture, called Anjali, means to make an offer. At the beginning of the practice, it provides a moment of quiet reflection to set the intention for our practice. This infuses the practice with the deeper meaning and encourages us to connect with our hearts more fully. We close each practice with gratitude for what we have received from our teachers for our bodies.

Protecting Children from Measles

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about protecting children from measles.   Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children Health and she is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Tele-Mental Health Care

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Christopher Pelic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Pelic about tele-mental health services, and how this approach is transforming the way care is provided for mental and emotional health problems.  Dr. Pelic is a Professor of Psychiatry, and the Medical Director & Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for Telehealth at MUSC.

Exercise and Weight Management to Reduce Cancer Risk

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Marvella Ford

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about establishing a regular routine of exercise (and weight management) to lower the risk of cancer and improve overall health. Dr. Ford is Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.