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

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.

Cataracts

Jun 14, 2016

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

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Janet Carter about tips to help children and families make lifestyle changes to improve their health.  Ms. Carter is a registered dietician, specializing in pediatric weight management and Manager of the Heart Health program at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth about effective ways to help children with anxiety.  Dr. Wallis is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about specific things we can do to help prevent skin cancer in our sunny, South Carolina climate. Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about routines and actions to help keep your liver healthy at each stage of life. Dr. Rockey is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

Obesity and Cancer

May 30, 2016

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about the importance of exercise and reducing excess weight to lower the risk for some types of cancer. Dr. Ford is a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and Associate Director of Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

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.

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