health

Dr. Rochelle Hanson
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about strategies to help manage stress in our everyday lives, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Dr. Hanson is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC.

Dr. Aundrea Loftley
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about the importance of controlling diabetes before and during pregnancy, and the steps needed to help achieve this goal.  Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC.

Dr. Michael Barr
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Michael Barr about recovering from common shoulder and knee injuries and the process of returning to exercise routines and sports.  Michael Barr is a physical therapist and he’s the Sports Medicine Manager at MUSC Health.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

Provided by Jessica Sterling

Remember when the coronavirus pandemic put all those “unnecessary” medical procedures on hold?
Well, they weren’t so unnecessary to people like Jessica Sterling. The pause in most surgeries came just two days before Sterling was due to get an operation that she needs (on an ongoing basis) to help her cope with chronic pain.

Dr. Amy Martin
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Amy Martin about keeping teeth, mouth and gums healthy during the pandemic.  Dr. Martin is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Stomatology in the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

A student in the Greenville County Public School District completes her class assignments from home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy of Greenville County Schools

Students in South Carolina’s public schools have spent much of 2020 attending school virtually after face-to-face instruction was limited due to Covid-19. Schools weren’t alone as they scrambled to operate in a virtual model. In the wake of the pandemic, healthcare providers also rushed to transition many services online.

Dr. Benjamin Toll
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Benjamin Toll about deciding to quit smoking and then making a plan of action to help achieve this goal.  Dr. Toll is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry and Director of the Tobacco Treatment Program at MUSC Health.

Dr. Michael Schmidt
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Benjamin Toll about deciding to quit smoking and then making a plan of action to help achieve this goal.  Dr. Toll is a Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry and Director of the Tobacco Treatment Program at MUSC Health.

Dr. Wendy Balliet
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Wendy Balliet about coping and adapting to changes in celebrating holidays this year due to the pandemic. Dr. Balliet is a psychologist who works with patients who have chronic health problems, through the Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine and Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Emily Warr
MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Emily Warr, for an update about a remote, online home monitoring program for COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms. Ms. Warr is a Registered Nurse and Director of Operations at the Center for Telehealth at MUSC. 

Meg Wallace
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Meg Wallace about training health care providers in video conferencing and telehealth therapy, during the pandemic.  Ms. Wallace is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and she is the Lead Coordinator and Clinician for the Telehealth Outreach Program (or TOPS) at MUSC.

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about help for children with mild to moderate depression during the pandemic.  Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health. 

Dr. Louis Gerena
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Louis Gerena about starting your own running (fitness) routine as a beginner. Dr. Gerena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and he’s a non-surgical orthopaedic and sports medicine physician at MUSC.

Dr. Christine San Giovanni
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine San Giovanni about healthy habits for families during the pandemic, to prevent child obesity and promote good health.  Dr. San Giovanni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Heart-Health, Pediatric Weight Management Clinic at MUSC Children’s Health. 

Dr. Anita Ramsetty
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the CARES Rural Outreach Program and CARES (free) Medical Clinic and how these programs have adapted during the pandemic.  Dr. Ramsetty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES program.

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