Family Health

Health Evaluation for International Adoption

August 27, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Andrea Summer

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Summer about the importance of comprehensive health evaluations (and vaccinations) for children adopted internationally. Dr. Summer is a Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the International Adoption Clinic at MUSC.

Scleroderma

August 26, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Richard Silver

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Richard Silver about Scleroderma and ongoing research related to improving treatments for this disorder. Dr. Silver is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at MUSC.

Providers Use Project Echo to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

August 23, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth by Julia Shillinglaw and John Lewis
MUSC participates in Project Echo

According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control , South Carolina’s maternal mortality rate (24.7 deaths per 100,000 live births during 2013-2017) is more than double the national average. Among nonwhite South Carolinians, that rate is even...

The Connection Between Oral Health and General Health

August 20, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Amy Martin about the connection between oral health and general health. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and Director of the Division of Population Oral Health at MUSC.

Type 1 Diabetes in Children

August 13, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Deborah Anne Bowlby

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Deborah Ann Bowlby about Type 1 Diabetes in children. Dr. Bowlby is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MUSC Children’s 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 Telehealth 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 Telehealth 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 Telehealth 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...

Telestroke Aids in Pastor’s Miraculous Recovery

June 13, 2019 - Posted in Telehealth 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...

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