Carolyn Murray, WCBD

Carolyn Murray


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Carolyn:

2 Your Health: Why parents shouldn’t delay childhood immunizations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – With the new year underway, now is a good time for parents to check with their pediatrician about childhood immunizations. According to Kimberly Giuliano, MD, pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s, there has been a noticeable decline with some vaccines, and the pandemic is partially to blame. “The other challenge that we’re […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Benefits of participating in ‘Dry January’

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The New Year has arrived and as people make their new year’s resolutions, you may hear some talking about participating in “Dry January.” For those unfamiliar, it means not drinking any alcohol for the entire month. Alan Berki, who is a drug and alcohol rehab counselor with Cleveland Clinic, said there […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Best ways to deal with pet allergies

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Pets can be a common gift around the holiday season, but is a new cat or dog the culprit behind your sneezing? Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, with Cleveland Clinic explains some of the symptoms that could mean you’re allergic to your four-legged friend. “When people get a pet, they can have […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Baby with RSV suffers severe complications

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Samantha Schumann holds her son max close as she reflects on his life-threatening battle with RSV. He contracted the respiratory virus back in October when he was just five weeks old. “He started breathing heavily. His eyes got really red. He was really congested. He was coughing.” His symptoms continued to […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Keeping kids healthy while traveling

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – ‘Tis the season for holiday travel and if you have kids in tow, you know it’ll be more of an adventure than a vacation. Adam Keating, MD, a pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s said if your little travelers are grumpy, it’s usually because they’re tired, hungry, thirsty or over stimulated. “The […] → Read More

2 Your Health: The do’s and don’ts of treating a cold at home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you’re suffering from a cold, you may be desperate to try different remedies with hopes of feeling better. Neha Vyas, MD, family medicine physician with Cleveland Clinic, shares which ones are best to follow when recovering at home. “Drink lots of fluids, non-caffeinated beverages are the best. So remember broth, […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Staying safe while decorating this holiday season

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Now that Thanksgiving is over, many people are starting to pull out their holiday decorations. But, before you climb on the roof to hang those lights or set up your Christmas tree, there are some safety tips to keep in mind. “You want to be careful when you’re on step stools […] → Read More

Catching up with Charleston TV icon “Happy Raine”

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Growing up in the Lowcountry between 1960 and 1980 meant mosquito bites, 75 degrees on Christmas Day, and spending afternoons and Saturday mornings watching our hometown hero, “Happy Raine” on television. Lorraine “Rainey” Evans did not wear a cape, but if you watched – and we all did – you know […] → Read More

2 Your Health: What to do if your child gets lice

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you have children, you know there’s always a risk for the spread of lice at school – which is never fun to deal with. So, what can parents do to help prevent their child from getting it? “Telling your kids not to share items – don’t share hats, don’t share […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Check vaccines before traveling abroad

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Renewing your passport, booking a flight and finding the best deal on a hotel are just some items to check off your list before traveling abroad. One task that may be overlooked though is checking vaccine recommendations. “I always tell my patients if you’re about to travel somewhere, definitely make sure […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Woman battles breast cancer while pregnant

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Life has new meaning these days for Stephanie Rifici-Thorkelson. The 35-year-old was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2020 after discovering a lump on her left breast while breastfeeding her son Luka. “It was about 13 months into breastfeeding I noticed this lump and it didn’t go away,” said Stephanie. […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Why second booster shot needed for older adults

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – It appears some older adults have yet to get their second COVID-19 booster, which is of concern to health officials and the CDC. So, what’s causing the delay? “Two main reasons: awareness and access. I think we have done a great job with the initial vaccine in terms of awareness with […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Staying safe while enjoying fall bonfires

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – With fall officially here, many people are enjoying the cooler nights outside by cozying up next to a bonfire. But there are some tips to remember to keep everyone safe around the fire — especially kids. “I think the biggest things are making sure you have the fire in the right […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Talking to your kids about stranger danger

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Now that kids are back in school, it’s a good idea for parents to have conversations with their little ones about “stranger danger.” And if you’ve never had that talk before, you may be wondering what to say. “When we talk about ‘stranger danger’ we have be careful. We don’t want […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Tips for dealing with fall allergies

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you’ve found yourself sneezing more lately or dealing with watery eyes, you’re not alone – fall allergies are in full swing for many. “So this time of year, in the fall time, we will typically have ragweeds and molds,” said Sandra Hong, MD, allergist for Cleveland Clinic. “I like to […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Common COVID-19 long-hauler symptoms as seen in kids

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – We often hear about adults suffering from COVID long-hauler symptoms, but did you know some children are also experiencing the same issues? “The most common symptoms that we see for children who have long COVID are fatigue, difficulty concentrating and mood swings,” said Kimberly Giuliano, MD, pediatrician for Cleveland Clinic Children’s. […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Benefits of hugging for mental health

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you’ve noticed you feel better after giving your partner a hug, you’re not alone. In fact, a small study reveals that it can actually help women reduce their stress. “What’s happening on the inside when we receive a hug is there is a release of oxytocin. That is that feel […] → Read More

2 Your Health: How to pack healthy lunches this school year

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The new school year has finally arrived and that means it’s time for parents to start packing lunches again, which can feel like a chore. So how can you make something that’s quick and easy, but also nutritious? “You want to make sure you’re getting all the different food groups in […] → Read More

2 Your Health: How the sun can benefit some skin conditions

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you have eczema or psoriasis, you’ve probably been told that spending time out in the sun can be good for your skin. While that is true, Melissa Piliang, MD, dermatologist for Cleveland Clinic, said it’s also important to make sure you’re not overdoing it. “That’s a common question I get, […] → Read More

2 Your Health: Benefits of meditation for mental health

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to relax, why not take up meditation? It offers many health benefits and even better, it’s a free activity you can do pretty much anywhere. “Clinical research has indicated that meditation is great for the body and the mind,” said Susan Albers, […] → Read More