Health

Finding New Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

August 12, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Patrick Woster

Dr. Patrick Woster Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Patrick Woster about sickle cell disease and efforts underway in S.C. to find improved treatments for this disorder. Dr. Woster is a SmartState Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery and Chair of the...

Teen Brain Development & Alcohol and Marijuana Use

August 6, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Lindsay Squeglia

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lindsay Squeglia about teen brain development and the impact from alcohol and marijuana use during the teen years. Dr. Squeglia is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral...

Mood Swings and Temper Tantrums in Childhood

July 30, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Lee Lewis

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lee Lewis about mood swings and tantrums that are quite common throughout childhood…versus signs of a mood disorder in children. Dr. Lewis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at...

Reducing Sugary Drinks for Kids

July 29, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about practical tips to reduce children’s consumption of sugary drinks and why this is important. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for...

Staying Safe in the South Carolina Sun

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Health by Connor Boulet
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South Carolina ranked first in the United States for child vehicular heatstrokes in 2018, and with Palmetto State temperatures reaching highs of 100 degrees during the summertime, heat exhaustion is a serious, life-threatening danger, and residents should know the signs of...

Elderly Patient Uses Technology to Monitor Heart Failure Symptoms

July 23, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Richard Hollis Uses Telemonitoring Equipment

Richard Hollis can’t move around like he used to. He says it’s a combination of leg injuries and congestive heart failure, which can fill his lungs with fluid and make it hard for him to catch his breath. Congestive heart failure is a chronic condition that occurs when the...

School Telenutrition Program Inspires Changes to Family's Eating Habits

July 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Young girl with her horse

“I don’t want Savannah to go through what I’ve been through,” said Joe Ann Calvy of Eastover, SC. At 48, she has already had a heart attack. She said growing up “I didn’t know how to eat properly, and I’ve always had weight problems.” This is one reason why she and her...

Risk Factors & Early Intervention for Eating Disorders

July 16, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Renee Rienecke

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rene Rienecke about risk factors, possible symptoms and the importance of early intervention for eating disorders. Dr. Rienecke is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and she’s the Director of the...

Babyscripts App Provides Convenient Care During Pregnancy

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Pregnant mother holding her child.

Grace Balding has a busy schedule every day caring for her toddler as well as preparing for her second baby. She is around 22 weeks pregnant and is a stay-at-home mom. Her and her husband share a vehicle which makes it difficult for Grace to get to her doctor appointments...

Alignment | YOGA MINUTES

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about alignment

During yoga a commonly practiced vinyasa or flow, is moving from downward facing dog to cobra pose. Since we practice this transition so frequently it is important to align the upper body to avoid straining or injuring your shoulders. Alma is here to demonstrate the proper...

Telestroke Aids in Pastor’s Miraculous Recovery

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Tommy Cox and his wife walk in Georgetown, SC

Pastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., was admitted to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital following severe chest pains. After the hospital team ruled out a heart attack, the Cox family thought that things were looking better. However, after an endoscopy procedure, Pastor...

Innovation in Pharmacy School Transforming Rural Care

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. James Sterrett speaks to pharmacy student Ryan Rosenblatt through telehealth technology.

Tyler McGee and Ryan Rosenblatt are working toward their doctor of pharmacy degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. As part of their four-year plan, they have to go to clinics to treat patients. This is done with the supervision and guidance of a preceptor: an...

Good Posture | YOGA MINUTES

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about good posture

How many times have you felt discomfort or tension across your upper back or neck. Unfortunately, this is becoming more common, as we spend time at our computers or on our phones. When we allow our head and shoulders to drop forward the muscles of the upper back misaligned...

Rural Doctor Using Innovative Care to Connect Community

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Dr. McAlhaney examines patient

Bamberg County faces the same economic problems that many other rural counties in our state confront. Much of Bamberg’s struggle has to do with its hospital closing several years ago, which not only took away a major part of the job industry but also affected healthcare...

Healthy Spine | YOGA MINUTES

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about having a healthy spine

Recently several studies have been published stating that sitting, is the new smoking. Emphasizing that each of us needs to sit less and move more. Taking a movement break every thirty minutes will improve health problems like high blood pressure and also help with lower...

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