family health

Dr. Andrea Rinn
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about healthy sleep habits and routines for adults.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Florence School Uses Telehealth for Concussion Follow-up Care

10 hours ago
Thomas Woods (center) with his mom, Wendy, and athletic trainer Joe Cauble use telehealth at school to see McLeod sports medicine physicians after Thomas sustained a concussion during football practice.
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Thomas Woods doesn’t remember exactly what happened during Labor Day football practice, but he’ll try to piece it together.

“I remember being on the ground,” Woods says, “and my coach asking me what was wrong and trying to explain that my head was hurting.”

Woods is a starting linebacker for The King’s Academy, a private school in Florence. After the big hit, coach Keith Rogers had teammates drive Thomas home and drop off his truck at his house.

Telehealth Helps Save Child's Life

Jan 17, 2020
Annie Nichols recovers from traumatic brain injur
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Time is crucial for a traumatic brain injury especially for Annie Nichols who was four at the time of her accident. When she 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.” But later that day when Annie starting screaming in pain, they immediately rushed her to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, where she had to be placed on a breathing machine to hold her airway open.

Sepsis Research

Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Andrew Goodwin
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Goodwin about severe sepsis, and research underway to develop new treatments for this condition.  Dr. Goodwin is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and he’s the Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at MUSC. 

Dr. Annie Andrews
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Annie Andrews about keeping children safe from firearm injury in the home.  Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she’s the Director of Advocacy, for the Department of Pediatrics at MUSC.  

Pediatric Telehealth Research Supported by Multimillion-Dollar Grant

Jan 8, 2020
Dr. David McSwain leads a group of national providers to centralize pediatric telehealth research.
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A group of health care providers including the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) received a $3.6 million grant to support large-scale research for telehealth in pediatric care.

The five-year grant will “support the development of telehealth research efforts, metric development, identification of best practices and the development of collaborative policy and advocacy materials across the country,” MUSC said in a news release.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about choosing wisely when it comes to medicine for several common childhood conditions.   Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics at MUSC. 

Dr. Raymond Dubois
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about screening for colon cancer and why it’s important. Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and he’s the Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Prediabetes

Dec 31, 2019
Dr. Elisha Brownfield
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about prediabetes and the steps that can be taken to help delay or prevent the development of diabetes.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.  

Dr. Brittany Bryant
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Brittany Bryant about treatment for teens with substance use problems.  Dr. Bryant is a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she’s the Director of the MOTIVATE Program for adolescent substance use treatment at MUSC. 

Circadian Rhythm

Dec 24, 2019
Dr. Chitra Lal
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Chitra Lal about out circadian rhythm; our twenty-four hour internal clock that regulates cycles of alertness and sleepiness.  Dr. Lal is an Associate Professor of Medicine and she’s a Sleep Medicine Specialist in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about toddlers and preschoolers who are picky eaters, with tips to make meal time positive and healthy.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Allison Chapman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Chapman about the SC Mother’s Milk Bank, which provides pasteurized breast milk to hospitalized, low-birth weight babies in South Carolina. Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of neonatology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Joi Jaroscak
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Joi Jaroscak about new advances in the treatment of childhood leukemia.  Dr. Jaroscak is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she’s a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about dealing with grief or loss over the holidays.   Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Clinical Operations at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC.

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