Health Focus

Health and medical news from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Ways to Connect

Managing Chronic Pain

12 hours ago
Dr. Kelly Barth
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kelly Barth about a comprehensive approach to managing chronic pain.  Dr. Barth is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at MUSC.

Dr. Deborah Anne Bowlby
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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. 

Dr. Patrick Woster
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 Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences at MUSC.

Dr. Lindsay Squeglia
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

 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 Sciences at MUSC

Dr. Steven Kautz
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Steven Kautz about efforts underway at the MUSC Stroke Recovery Research Center to improve stroke rehabilitation.   Dr. Kautz is Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Research in the College of Health Professions and Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery at MUSC.

Dr. Lee Lewis
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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 MUSC. 

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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 the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Carrie Cormack
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Carrie Cormack about pediatric palliative, care for children and their families who are dealing with a serious or life-threatening illness.  Dr. Cormack is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner caring for children as part of a palliative care team, and she’s lead pediatric faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at MUSC. 

Insomnia

Jul 22, 2019
Dr. Allison Wilkerson
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Wilkerson about common sleep problems and some behavioral changes and therapy that can improve sleep routines. Dr. Wilkerson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Sleep and Anxiety Treatment and Research Program at MUSC.

Dr. Renee Rienecke
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

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 Friedman Center for Eating Disorders at MUSC. 

Dr. Teresa Stephens
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Teresa Stephens about preventing work-related burnout, and developing resilience in health care professionals.  Dr. Stephens is a Certified Nurse Educator and an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC, and she has been involved in research related to resilience during the past eleven years.

Dr. Deborah Anne Bowlby
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Deborah Anne Bowlby about growth spurts during childhood. Dr. Bowlby is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at MUSC Children’s Health. 

Diabetic Retinopathy

Jul 8, 2019
Dr. Jeffrey Blice
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Blice about diabetic retinopathy—one of the eye conditions that sometimes develops in people with diabetes.   Dr. Blice is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases at the Storm Eye Institute at MUSC. 

Bipolar Disorder

Jul 2, 2019
Dr. Christopher Pelic
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Pelic about bipolar disorder in adults. Dr. Pelic is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Dr. Andrea Summer
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Summer about keeping kids safe from illness and injury while traveling internationally.  Dr. Summer is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Pediatric Travel Clinic at MUSC.

Pages