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. Jane Charles about efforts underway to make hospitals more autism friendly for children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Dr. Charles is Professor and Gilliam Chair for the Study of Developmental Disabilities at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about prevention and early detection of melanoma.  Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Hudspeth about research underway, aimed at improving pediatric bone marrow transplant outcomes.  Dr. Hudspeth is Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Paul Lambert about research underway related to Meniere’s disease.  Dr. Lambert is Chair of the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Taylor about establishing safe sleep conditions for infants from birth to twelve months old.  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. Ron Acierno about prolonged exposure therapy for veterans with PTSD—and the use of technology to assist with this form of treatment.  Dr. Acierno is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Nursing at MUSC and he is also a VA Research Clinician.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about the latest recommendations regarding treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children two to five years of age. Dr. LaRosa is an Associate Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Robert Adams about a new wearable Tele-health device developed in South Carolina, and now used to assist in mental health therapy sessions. Dr. Adams is a Distinguished University Professor of Neurology, and Director of the South Carolina Stroke Center of Economic Excellence at MUSC.

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 Associate 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.

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