Health Focus

  Doctors, medical professionals and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina will be featured weekly in a series of radio interviews on South Carolina Public Radio called Health Focus.  

Award winning public broadcaster Bobbi Conner will host this series of health and medical features, covering a wide array of topics.   

Bobbi Conner has been producing and hosting public radio programs for over 30 years.  She was the longtime host of the national Parents Journal public radio program. Conner has lived in the Charleston area for over twenty years.  The MUSC professionals interviewed in this radio series are top experts and researchers in their field. Listeners will hear about the latest medical advances and new treatments on a broad range of topics; from diabetes, to childhood cancer treatments; from Autism research; to lifestyle changes to promote a healthy heart.   The Health Focus features air weekdays throughout the day.

Ways to Connect

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Chris Gregory about physical exercise to help treat depression. Dr. Gregory is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Science and Research, and the Division of Physical Therapy at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Young Pierce about cervical cancer prevention and screening. Dr. Jennifer Young-Pierce is an Assistant Professor in Gynecologic Oncology in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Mark George about early diagnosis and treatment of depression. Dr. Mark George is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Karen Perlmutter about the impact addiction can have on families, with a discussion about skills that can help. Ms. Perlmutter is a Substance Abuse Therapist and Facilitator for the Families in Recovery Skills Training Program at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. James Mooney about scoliosis in childhood. Dr. Mooney is the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Steven Kautz about the healing and rehabilitation process following a stroke. Dr. Steven 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.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Carolyn Jenkins about a research project aimed at improving the day-to-day management of Diabetes in South Carolina. Dr. Jenkins works with the South Carolina Diabetes Initiative and the S.C. Translational Research Institute and she is a Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. James McElligott about a school-based Tele-health program that is providing pediatric care for children in South Carolina. Dr. McElligott is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Center for Tele-health at MUSC.

Glaucoma

Jul 26, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. George Waring about Glaucoma. Dr. Waring is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Mark George about the role of Brain Imaging in Medical Research and Treatment over the past several decades. Dr. George is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at MUSC.

Janet Carter This week Bobbi Conner talks with Janet Carter about Atherosclerosis in Childhood. Ms. Carter is a registered dietician, specializing in pediatric weight management and Manager of the Heart Health program at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

 Dr. Dirk Elston This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about the prevention and treatment of insect bites in the summertime. Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Renee Rienecke about Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders during childhood and the teen years. Dr. Renee Rienecke, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and she is the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. James McElligott about the expanding role for Tele-Health in South Carolina. Dr. McElligott is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director for the Center for Telehealth at MUSC.

Celiac Disease

Jul 6, 2016

Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about Celiac disease. Dr. Rockey is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.  

Zika Virus Update

Jul 5, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Cassandra Salgado about the Zika virus. Dr. Salgado is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Chief of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director for Infection Prevention at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anne Marie Broome about nanotechnology research underway to help fight disease.   Dr. Broome is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Molecular Imaging in the Center for Biomedical Imaging at MUSC. 

Poison Ivy Skin Rash

Jun 27, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about tips to help prevent and treat poison ivy skin rash. Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

    

Scoliosis in Adults

Jun 21, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charles Reitman about the diagnosis, treatment and management of Scoliosis in the adult years.  Dr. Reitman is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Orthopaedics and Co-Director of the Spine Center at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ganga Srinivas about the benefits of breastfeeding and tips and resources to help nursing moms. Dr. Srinivas is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Level 1 Nursery at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

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