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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Stroke Disparities

May 1, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Robert Adams about research underway in South Carolina exploring disparities in stroke and stroke recovery.  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. Kevin Gray about the latest research concerning teens and marijuana.  Dr. Gray is a Professor and also Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lara Wine Lee about sun protection for infants, toddlers and older children.   Dr. Wine Lee is an Assistant Professor and a Pediatric Dermatologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Teresa Kelechi about research underway to explore a program of foot-fitness exercises for patients with mobility issues. Dr. Kelechi is a Certified Wound Care Nurse and Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alan Diehl about new breakthroughs in biomedicine and cancer treatment.  Dr. Diehl is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Associate Director of Basic Sciences at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dry Eye

Apr 11, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. George Waring about a common eye condition called Dry Eye.  Dr. Waring is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Refractive Surgery at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leonardo Bonilha about language problems (Aphasia) following a stroke.  Dr. Bonilha is a Neurologist and brain & language researcher and at MUSC. 

Dietary Supplements

Apr 4, 2017

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Bernadette Marriott about multivitamins and other dietary supplements.  Dr. Marriott is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at MUSC, and earlier in her career she was the Founding Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about the connection between inflammation and colon cancer, and also colon cancer screening and prevention.  Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC.  

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about common foot and heel injuries that occur during physical exercise and sports.  Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and the Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Disalvo about heart failure and genetics.   Dr. Disalvo is a Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and the Director of Cardiology at MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Matthew Carpenter about some of the common barriers (and solutions) for quitting smoking. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is affiliated with the Cancer Control Program of the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kelli Williams about seasonal allergy during childhood.  Dr. Williams is a Clinical Assistant Professor, specializing in Allergy and Immunology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ruth Campbell about important ways to keep your kidneys healthy.  Dr. Campbell is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ed Wilson about Conjunctivitis (or Pink-Eye) during childhood. Dr. Wilson is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at MUSC. 

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