Health

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adjust to Changes during the Pandemic

July 7, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Laura Carpenter

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about helping children with autism spectrum disorder adjust to changes during the pandemic, including creating new routines for kids and tips to help parents. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of...

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...

Upstate Company Awarded for Enhanced Learning Technology

June 5, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Phillip Bishop

Last year, our next guest’s company was highlighted on this program for their assistance in the progress being made at Clemson University’s Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, SC, in particular the student-run Deep Orange project. The company was then recognized...

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.

Healthcare providers share experience using telehealth during pandemic

May 14, 2020 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
A diabetic patient takes his blood pressure using a remote monitoring program.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most South Carolinians to stay home whenever possible. While healthcare professionals have recommended avoiding clinics and hospitals without calling your doctor first, many providers throughout South Carolina have taken advantage of the...

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...

Charleston Teen at High Risk for COVID-19 Finds Hope in Home Dialysis

April 21, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
Mary Ashley tries to stay busy while staying home with her sister Allison during the coronavirus pandemic

Mary Ashley Barbot of Charleston was supposed to be in Los Angeles, California this week; not for vacation but for a potentially lifesaving treatment. The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on her plans and accelerated the concerns of her already worried parents. The 16...

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
photo of apartment building

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...

S.C.-Created Device Enables Doubling the Number of COVID-19 Patients Helped by Ventilators

April 2, 2020 - Posted in Health by Tut Underwood
The Y-shaped Vesper ventilation expansion splitter was created by a team of South Carolina doctors and engineers, and can double - even quadruple, in a pinch - the number of COVID-19 patients who can use a single ventilator.

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, much has been made of the expected shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. To maximize the patient treatment potential of ventilators in America's hospitals, a team of South Carolina doctors, engineers and other health care...

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