Health

Genetic Research Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder

September 24, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Christopher Cowan

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Cowan about research underway to better understand the genetic component of autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Cowan is a Professor and he holds the William E. Murray SmartState Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at MUSC.

Capsule Endoscopy

September 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Andrew Brock

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Brock about capsule endoscopy, and how it is used to help diagnose diseases of the small intestine. Dr. Brock is a Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of medicine at MUSC.

Understanding How the Brain Processes Memories

July 31, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Doctor holding tablet with display of the brain

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leonardo Bonilha about how the human brain processes, stores and retrieves memories. Dr. Bonilha is a Neurologist, epilepsy specialist and brain and language researcher at MUSC.

Brain Tumors – Know The Signs

May 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Brain Tumor Scan

David Straus, MD, Palmetto Health-USC Neurosurgery , answers some basic questions about a complicated condition . What is a brain tumor? A brain tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that...

South Carolina a Leader in Some Areas of Mental Health Care

May 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
abstract mental health symbol

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is much that most people are not aware of about mental health. Just more than 43 million Americans experience a mental illness in a given year, including millions of cases of depression, anxiety disorder and Alzheimer’s...

Williamsburg Hospital Looks to a Future Building, Partnership with Lake City

April 24, 2018 - Posted in Health by Laura Hunsberger
Surgical suite at Williamsburg Regional Hospital's temporary facility in Kingstree.

For more than a year, the Williamsburg Regional Hospital has been serving patients from a temporary facility located right next to their old building. The hospital was damaged beyond repair during the thousand-year floods. Eventually, the hospital determined that they had...

Nip Your Seasonal Allergies in the Bud

April 18, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Tissues

Pollen is everywhere! Along with pollen comes seasonal allergies. Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , offers some helpful tips to manage seasonal allergies. The key to managing your allergies is preventing and limiting exposure to the...

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

April 17, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Elderly woman falls

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rebecka Fulmer about preventing falls in the older adult years. Dr. Fulmer is a Physical Therapist in the Department of Outpatient Physical Therapy at MUSC.

3D Printing in Planning Pediatric Neurosurgeries

April 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
3D printer in a laboratory - iStockphoto

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ramin Eskandari about using 3D printing in the planning stage for pediatric neurosurgeries. Dr. Eskandari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at MUSC.

Coping with Chronic Illness

March 20, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
doctor talking to depressed patient

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.

Five Important Numbers to Know for Heart Health

March 14, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Heart Health

Midlands Internal Medicine phsycian, Dr. Robert Kneece , says learning these five heart health numbers can help you improve and maintain your heart health. Once you know your numbers, you can talk with your doctor about how to best manage and lower your risks for heart...

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

March 7, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Working on a computer

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...

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

February 13, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
young girl with broken arm

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.

Oral Health for Young Children

February 6, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Child looking up at the dentist

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Army Martin about teaching children to practice good oral hygiene habits and preventing dental problems in childhood. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and the Director of the Division of Population...

Braving the Cold

January 30, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Kids playing outside

As South Carolinians, we like to brag about our mild winters; however, as we saw at the start of the New Year, we can’t always predict what the weather has in store for us. Did you know young children don’t always realize when they’re cold and can lose their natural body...

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