Health

Managing Arthritis Day-to-Day

By Alfred Turner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gretchen Seif about routines, exercise and therapy to help manage arthritis on a daily basis.  Dr. Seif is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Professions at MUSC.

Alcohol Cravings

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Anton about dealing with alcohol craving, when trying to quit or reduce alcohol consumption. Dr. Anton holds the Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is the Scientific Director of the Alcohol Research Center at MUSC.

Telehealth Keeps Young Player on the Soccer Field

By John Lewis

12-year-old Justin Ruiz makes a save during soccer practice. Ruiz suffers from sickle cell disease.

Sickle cell disease is a blood disease that can affect every organ in the body. It's an inherited and incurable condition, but it can be treated and managed. Sickle cell patients, like 12-year-old Justin Ruiz of Hilton Head Island, also have an increased risk of stroke. Justin needs annual tests to assess his stroke risk. However, one of his parents had to miss a full day of work, and he would miss a full day of school and soccer practice, to get the test done in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). 

Rare Diseases

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about rare diseases and also research underway related to rare diseases. Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.

Treating Physical Dependence on Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Book about treatment for two problems related to opioids: physical dependence on opioids and opioid use disorder.  Dr. Book is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Division of Addiction Sciences at MUSC.

Cancer Research

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gustavo Leone about noteworthy developments in cancer research in recent years.  Dr. Leone holds the DeWolff Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology and he is the Director of Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Elder Law Aims to Protect Senior Citizens, those with Special Needs

By Tut Underwood

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May is National Elder Law Month, a time lawyers endeavor to spread the word that their specialty provides legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Columbia elder law attorney Lauren Wasson says there are three basic financial documents that should be in place for every senior citizen: a will, a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney, which assigns a trusted person to speak for the elderly client if he/she is unable to speak for him/herself.

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