Pulmonary Emphysema

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emphysema. Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.

When Can You Go Back to Work or School After an Illness?

March 7, 2018 - Posted in Health by Palmetto Health
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Staying home when you’re sick is important, but how do you know when you’re okay to venture back into the world? Katie Schill, nurse practitioner with Palmetto Health’s Mobile Clinic , offers some answers: One of the most common questions we hear in the clinic is, “Can I go...

Family Learns Best Health Habits Via Telenutrition

March 5, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
Smith Day participates in his telenutrition consult with dietitian Molly Jones from MUSC.

Specialist doctors are scarce in parts of rural South Carolina. For kids in need of a specialist appointment, it can be even more difficult. That’s the dilemma Krissee Day discovered when her son’s doctor recommended nutrition counseling. In their hometown of Pawleys Island...

Hospital E-Visits Spike During Flu Season

February 21, 2018 - Posted in Health by John Lewis
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This flu season has been more aggressive than usual. DHEC says more than 3,400 people have been hospitalized with the flu so far this season, and at least 128 people in South Carolina have died, including a child. Health officials are urging everyone older than 6 months to...

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

February 13, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Keith Borg about injury prevention during childhood. Dr. Borg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Oral Health for Young Children

February 6, 2018 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Army Martin about teaching children to practice good oral hygiene habits and preventing dental problems in childhood. Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and the Director of the Division of Population...

Mobile Crisis Fills Gap in Emergency Mental Health Care

January 29, 2018 - Posted in Health by Julia Shillinglaw
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Every minute counts in an emergency. First responders are trained to arrive at an emergency scene and deliver life-saving treatment as quickly as possible. They’re trained to recognize the difference between a medical emergency and a mental health crisis, because the two...