Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

By Julia Shillinglaw

EMS Vehicle Prepares to Leave on Call

Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a mental health crisis, because the two scenarios require different modes of treatment.

Keeping Children & Teens Safe from Guns in the Home

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ashley Hink about keeping children and teens safe from guns stored in the family home.  Dr. Hink is a Chief General Surgery Resident at MUSC and she is a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma—working specifically on strategies to help reduce firearm injuries and death. 

Primary Care and Prevention

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about primary care, with a focus on prevention. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine at MUSC.


By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about Mindfulness—an approach to improve psychological wellbeing and reduce stress.  Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Sleep and Anxiety Program at MUSC.

Mass Violence Victimization & Resource Center

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dean Kilpatrick about the new Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center, which is being created to provide services and resources for people affected by mass violence. Dr. Kilpatrick is the Director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC. 

Cold vs. the Flu

By Palmetto Health


The common cold and influenza (the flu) are both viruses, but it’s important to know the difference between them. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic, explains what to look for:
A cold is a respiratory virus that is quite mild when compared to the flu. You’re less likely to have a fever with a cold, and symptoms occur gradually over a day or two. With the flu, you’ll experience a sudden onset of symptoms, which commonly include a fever.

Mental Health Issues and Primary Care

By Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John Freedy about including mental health and behavioral health issues during a primary care visit.  Dr. Freedy is a Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the Behavioral Science Curriculum for the Family Medicine Residency Program at MUSC.