Coping with Chronic Illness

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sharlene Wedin about coping with chronic illness. Dr. Wedin is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Pulmonary Emphysema

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emphysema.  Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.

The Opioid Epidemic

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kathleen Brady about the opioid epidemic.  Dr. Brady is a Distinguished University Professor and Vice President for Research at MUSC, and she is the Director of the SC Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

When Can You Go Back to Work or School After an Illness?

By Palmetto Health

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Staying home when you’re sick is important, but how do you know when you’re okay to venture back into the world? Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic, offers some answers:
One of the most common questions we hear in the clinic is, “Can I go back to work/school?” Here is my quick guide.
You need to stay home if you:

Demystifying Medicare

By Mike Switzer

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One of our recent shows featured a discussion on Social Security strategies and the various ways you can maximize your distributions.  And if you thought Social Security was complicated, wait till you hear about Medicare.  Fortunately, our next guest says that if you learn basic enrollment guidelines and some of the nuances of various Medicare plans, you'll be empowered with the knowledge you need to make better decisions—and avoid costly penalties.

Hospital E-Visits Spike During Flu Season

By John Lewis

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This flu season has been more aggressive than usual. DHEC says more than 3,400 people have been hospitalized with the flu so far this season, and at least 128 people in South Carolina have died, including a child. Health officials are urging everyone older than 6 months to get vaccinated if they haven’t done so, and to see a doctor if you have flu-like symptoms.

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Keith Borg about injury prevention during childhood.  Dr. Borg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at MUSC Children’s Health.