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.

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anne Marie Broome about using molecular imaging as a tool to help with the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.   Dr. Broome is the Director of Molecular Imaging in the Center for Biomedical Imaging at MUSC. 

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Basco about the latest research and recommendations concerning car seat safety for children. Dr. Basco is the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Head and Neck Cancer

May 17, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Terry Day about the prevention and early detection of head and neck cancer. Dr. Day is the Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Center at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Yost about possible future approaches to replacing tissues lost to trauma, surgical resection or congenital defect. Dr. Yost is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Research for General Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Steven Kautz about research underway to improve stroke rehabilitation and stroke recovery. Dr. Kautz is the Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Annie Andrews about the management and treatment of childhood asthma. Dr. Andrews is a Pediatric Hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Dizziness and Vertigo

May 3, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Habib Rizk about the many causes and treatments for dizziness and vertigo. Dr. Rizk is an Assistant Professor in Otology and Neurotology and the Director of the Vestibular Program at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vivian Bea about research related to breast cancer disparities in South Carolina. Dr. Bea is a Surgical Resident at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Harris Slone about the benefits of sports and physical activity for older adults, with tips included to help prevent injury. Dr. Slone is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and a Sports Medicine Physician at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Taylor about efforts underway to improve respiratory care for premature infants. Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about preventing falls during the older adult years. Dr. William Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics/MUSC.

Teen Depression

Apr 18, 2016

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Wallis about teen depression and the need for early diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Wallis is the Assistant Director of the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Bernadette Marriott about a dietary research study underway to determine if Omega-3 Fatty Acids can reduce self-harm behaviors, and risk of suicide in adults. Dr. Marriott is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and she is the lead principal investigator for the BRAVO research study at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Yost about research underway in the MUSC Regenerative Medicine Laboratory concerning robotic 3D printing of living tissue. Dr. Yost is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Research for General Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at MUSC.

Hepatitis C

Apr 5, 2016

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about Hepatitis C, with information provided about screening recommendations and new treatment. Dr. Rockey is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

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