Family Health

Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

June 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Joshua Smith

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical...

The CARES Program during the Pandemic: Providing Health Outreach in Rural SC

June 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Anita Ramsetty

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the free medical care and health screening provided in rural SC during the pandemic through the CARES program. Dr. Ramsetty is an Assistant Professor based in Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES...

Helping Pregnant Women & New Moms with Mental Health Issues during the Pandemic

June 8, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Connie Guille

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about helping pregnant women and new moms manage mental health problems during the pandemic. Dr. Guille is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and OB/GYN, and she is the Director...

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence during COVID-19 Pandemic

June 1, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Ashley Hink

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ashley Hink about reports of increasing rates of domestic violence or intimate partner violence during the pandemic. Dr. Hink is a general, trauma and critical care surgeon at MUSC.

Tips for a Good Night's Sleep during Stressful Times

May 19, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Andrea Rinn

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about practical tips to get a good night’s sleep during stressful times, due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC.

Protecting Newborn Babies during the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 12, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Michelle Amaya

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Amaya about protecting newborn babies during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Amaya is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Newborn Nursery at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

Positive Strategies for Dealing with the Daily Ups and Downs of Parenting during the Pandemic

May 11, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Rachel Zweigoron

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachael Zweigoron about some positive strategies for dealing with the daily ups and downs of parenting during the pandemic. Dr. Zweigoran is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Helping Children with ADHD during Pandemic Lockdown and with Remote Learning

May 5, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Angela LaRosa

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about routines and structure to help kids with ADHD during the stay-at-home restrictions and remote learning due to the pandemic. Dr. LaRosa is a Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and she’s Medical...

Online Program for Monitoring Covid-19 Positive Patients with Mild Symptoms

April 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Emily Warr

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Emily Warr about an online patient program (and secure website) that allows health care providers to monitor and communicate with covid-19 positive patients throughout their illness. Emily Warr is a Registered Nurse and Director of...

COVID-19 Anxiety

April 7, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
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If you're feeling anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. More than one third of Americans think it is affecting their mental health, according to a recent study by the American Psychiatric Associaton. Social distancing to stop the spread has shut down...

Covid-19 Global Summit

March 30, 2020 - Posted in Health
Dr. Michael Schmidt

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about his participation in the March 23rd (virtual) global Covid-19 summit for researchers in microbiology, virology, immunology and epidemiology. Dr. Schmidt is a professor of microbiology and immunology at MUSC and he...

Helping Families Cope & Family Routines During Covid-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the things families can do to help children and parents get through their everyday routines during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma,...

Researchers Discuss Telehealth's Role in Coronavirus Response

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
Dr. David McSwain connects to a patient room at MUSC through telehealth.

In his downtown Charleston office, Dr. David McSwain is getting ready for a conference call with dozens of pediatric telehealth experts from across the country. As the co-founder and lead investigator on SPROUT (Supporting Pediatric Research on Outcomes and Utilization of...

MUSC.care

March 23, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Edward O'Brian

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward O’Bryan about MUSC.care - a virtual urgent care website (with free online access) for people in S.C. to access respiratory illness screenings and testing orders related to possible coronavirus symptoms. Dr. O’Bryan is an...

Doctors Urge Common Sense, Caution in Response to Coronavirus

March 9, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tabitha Safdi
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As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina have spent much of the past few weeks reminding people to use common sense, and not to panic. “If you think you are sick, the best thing to do is to stay home,” says Dr...

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