Health

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

April 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Barbara Head about morning sickness during pregnancy. Dr. Head is an Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and she’s a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at MUSC Women’s Health.

Doctors Use Telehealth to Save Little Girl's Life

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Annie Nichols with Family

When Annie Nichols slipped and hit her head in the garage, her parents, Kelsey and Billy, didn’t think much of it. “It was a bad fall,” Billy said. “She cried, but it wasn’t the worst thing you’ve ever heard.” However, later that day, the four-year-old started to scream in...

Rural Communities Take Center Stage at Telehealth Summit

April 17, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Gov. Henry McMaster gives keynote address at 2019 Telehealth Summit.

As hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators settled in to the main ballroom at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, all eyes focused on Bamberg. At the 2019 Telehealth Summit, stories from communities like Bamberg showed how critical telehealth can be to...

Through a Hurricane: Pee Dee Hospital Provides Avenue for Care

April 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Griffin Wilbanks plays catch with Dad.

During Hurricane Florence, one family in Marion, S.C. was experiencing a medical crisis. Stacy Wilbanks and her husband had been waiting for the arrival of the hurricane when their son Griffin came down that morning with a rash covering part of his face. It had previously...

Breath During Practice | YOGA MINUTES

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Breath During Practice

A common question, often asked by students beginning yoga is, how should I breathe when I practice. First simply keep breathing. Try not to hold your breath during a pose or while moving between them and generally, when you expand your body, like raising your arms overhead...

Update about the Human Microbiome and Health

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Michael Schmidt

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about the bacteria, viruses and fungi that make up the human microbiome, and its impact upon health. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and he is one of the hosts of the...

Breath | YOGA MINUTES

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Breath

One of the simplest ways to quiet an agitated mind or unsettled heart, is to simply breathe. The breath is the primary vehicle of our vital life force energy, which is called prana in Sanskrit. In addition to animating our body, prana is also intimately intertwined with our...

What is Yoga? | YOGA MINUTES

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins

What is yoga? Yoga has become so popular here in the west and it is worth our time to understand the meaning of the word more fully. Yoga originated in ancient India. The actual word "Yoga," means to bring into union or to yoke, to unite, to connect. Therefore, yoga is the...

Depression in Older Adult

March 26, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. William Moran

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about the diagnosis and treatment of depression during the older adult years. Dr. Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at MUSC.

Meningococcal Disease & Prevention Teens and Young Adults

February 19, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Terry Dixon

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Terry Dixon about protecting teens and young adults from meningococcal disease. Dr. Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Nurse Scientists

February 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Susan Newman

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Susan Newman about the education, training and day to day responsibilities of Nurse Scientists. Dr. Newman is the Director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

Telehealth is “A Game-Changer” at Mary Bramlett Elementary School

February 8, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Gaffney South Carolina

In rural South Carolina, where access to healthcare can be limited, schools are looking for ways to bring care to their students. At Mary Bramlett Elementary School in Gaffney, the school has partnered with the Medical University of South Carolina to bring specialty care to...

Immunizations for Older Adults

February 5, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Elisha Brownfield

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about specific vaccinations that are recommended to prevent infectious disease and complications in older adults. Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.

“The Sky is the limit” for School-Based Telehealth in Darlington County

February 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
School-based Telehealth ribbon cutting

A new school-based telehealth program in Darlington County will expand students’ access to physicians and mental health specialists, superintendent Tim Newman said. The program, which starts this week, is the first of its kind in the Pee Dee region. Four schools will begin...

Research Related to Epigenetics and Substance Use Disorder

February 4, 2019 - 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 role of epigenetics in substance use disorder and relapse. Dr. Cowan is the William E. Murray SmartState Endowed Chair in Neuroscience at MUSC.

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