Health

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

March 7, 2018 - Posted in Health 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...

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...

Primary Care and Prevention

January 22, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Nurse with a patient in the hospital

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.

Mindfulness

January 16, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Mindfulness - woman enjoying winter scenery

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...

Pneumonia

January 9, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Radiologist doctor

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lynn Schnapp about signs, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia. Dr. Schnapp is a Professor and Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC.

Cold vs. the Flu

January 2, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Flu

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...

Recognizing Stroke & Getting Prompt Treatment

January 1, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Brain activity

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs and symptoms of stroke and why prompt treatment is essential. Dr. Holmstedt is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Emergency Medicine and the Medical Director of the Tele-Neuroscience at MUSC.

Night Terrors and Nightmares in Young Children

December 18, 2017 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Young girl having a nightmare

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about night terrors and nightmares in childhood and what parents can do to help. Dr. Maria Riva is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

A Healthcare Year in Review

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Health by Mike Switzer
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For the past year, we have been receiving monthly healthcare industry updates from our next guest who says today, she would like to share with us her year-end review. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

The Science of Sleep

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Woman having trouble sleeping

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about the latest understanding of sleep, and why it is so essential for good health. Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

Five Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

December 7, 2017 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
Holiday Food

Holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and food, lots of food! For most people who are trying to eat healthy, the holidays can be a challenge. Kristen Ziesmer, Palmetto Health’s Apex Athletic Performance sports dietitian ,...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

November 28, 2017 - Posted in Health by Tut Underwood
illustration of a male figure in a Santa who is holding a battery that is "low" on power

Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other...

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