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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...

Twin Pregnancy

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Barbara Head about twin 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.

Fever in Children

May 21, 2019 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Ian Kane

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ian Kane about caring for a child who has a fever. Dr. Kane is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric emergency physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Age Related Macular Degeneration & Related Research

May 20, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Baerbel Rohrer

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Baerbel Rohrer about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and research related to diagnostics and therapeutics for this disease. Dr. Rohrer is a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Smart-State Endowed Chair in Gene and Pharmaceutical...

Preventing Dehydration in the Summer Time in South Carolina

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Elisha Brownfield

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about staying hydrated during the heat of the summer in S.C. Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.

Protecting Children from Measles

May 7, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about protecting children from measles. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children Health and she is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Tele-Mental Health Care

May 6, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Christopher Pelic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Pelic about tele-mental health services, and how this approach is transforming the way care is provided for mental and emotional health problems. Dr. Pelic is a Professor of Psychiatry, and the Medical Director &...

Exercise and Weight Management to Reduce Cancer Risk

April 30, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Marvella Ford

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about establishing a regular routine of exercise (and weight management) to lower the risk of cancer and improve overall health. Dr. Ford is Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings...

Acupuncture as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Christopher Bunt

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain. Dr. Bunt is a Family Medicine physician and a licensed medical acupuncturist at MUSC 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...

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...

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.

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