Medicare Basics

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 pages of information, isn’t easy to digest and remember all the benefits and rules.  So we’ve invited our resident healthcare expert into the studio for some help.

Rotator Cuff Disorders

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

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

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

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 MUSC.  

Meet Stacey Millner-Collins

By Amy Shumaker

Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins is the founder and director of City Yoga in Columbia, South Carolina. She first came to her yoga mat in 1994 as way to unite a dedicated physical discipline with a spiritual one, and she has studied with numerous respected teachers.  The deepening of her practice impelled her to take a solitary “heroine’s journey” to Nepal in 1996 and, with her young family, to India in 1997 to study where the yoga tradition began.

Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcome (ECHO) Research

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 Department of Public Health Sciences at MUSC.

Charleston Resident Saves Time by Using App to See Doctor

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 waiting room with other sick patients (possibly getting exposed to something worse than his own illness), and take time off from his schedule to see a doctor. His wife then found him an alternative: to see a doctor through a telehealth app.

Virtual Exam Offers Convenient Care

By Taylor Crouch

A provider reviews virtual exams.

Across South Carolina, patients can virtually connect to local doctors from their phone, tablet, or computer. These virtual exams are intended to offer patients a convenient and affordable option for their non-emergent needs.