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Health Focus

Bobbi Conner

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Health Focus

Health Focus

Bobbi Conner

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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.

Latest Episodes

Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and he is the past Chair of the Council of Microbial Sciences at the American Society for Microbiology

3 MIN15 h ago
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Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adjust to Changes during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about helping children with autism spectrum disorder adjust to changes during the pandemic, including creating new routines for kids and tips to help parents. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN6 d ago
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Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adjust to Changes during the Pandemic

Managing High Blood Pressure & Diabetes during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about the importance of managing high blood pressure and diabetes during the pandemic, including virtual visits with care providers to help accomplish this goal. Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN1 w ago
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Managing High Blood Pressure & Diabetes during the Pandemic

Parkinson's Disease Update during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about challenges for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the pandemic, plus updates about research and newly approved medicines for PD patients in 2020. Dr. Hinson is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN1 w ago
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Parkinson's Disease Update during the Pandemic

Quitting Smoking during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings about a plan to quit smoking during the pandemic and a look at the many benefits of quitting (plus practical tips to help succeed at quitting). Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is involved in research related to tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN2 w ago
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Quitting Smoking during the Pandemic

Treating Childhood Cancer during the Coronavirus Crisis

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Hudspeth about treating childhood cancer during the coronavirus crisis. Dr. Hudspeth is the Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and she is the Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Request a transcript.

3 MIN2 w ago
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Treating Childhood Cancer during the Coronavirus Crisis

Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about the impact that the pandemic has had upon routine childhood vaccinations. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Request a transcript.

3 MIN3 w ago
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Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

3 MIN3 w ago
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Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

Signs of Stroke & Seeking Stroke Evaluation During the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs of acute stroke, and the decrease in the number of patients seeking evaluation and treatment for possible stroke during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Holmstedt is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of Clinical Stroke Services at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) av ailable upon request.

3 MINJUN 15
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Signs of Stroke & Seeking Stroke Evaluation During the Pandemic

The CARES Program during the Pandemic: Providing Health Outreach in Rural SC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the free medical care and health screening provided in rural SC during the pandemic through the CARES program. Dr. Ramsetty is an Assistant Professor based in Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES program.

3 MINJUN 9
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The CARES Program during the Pandemic: Providing Health Outreach in Rural SC

Latest Episodes

Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and he is the past Chair of the Council of Microbial Sciences at the American Society for Microbiology

3 MIN15 h ago
Comments
Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Our Communities

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adjust to Changes during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about helping children with autism spectrum disorder adjust to changes during the pandemic, including creating new routines for kids and tips to help parents. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adjust to Changes during the Pandemic

Managing High Blood Pressure & Diabetes during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about the importance of managing high blood pressure and diabetes during the pandemic, including virtual visits with care providers to help accomplish this goal. Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Managing High Blood Pressure & Diabetes during the Pandemic

Parkinson's Disease Update during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about challenges for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the pandemic, plus updates about research and newly approved medicines for PD patients in 2020. Dr. Hinson is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Parkinson's Disease Update during the Pandemic

Quitting Smoking during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings about a plan to quit smoking during the pandemic and a look at the many benefits of quitting (plus practical tips to help succeed at quitting). Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is involved in research related to tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation at MUSC. Request a transcript.

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Quitting Smoking during the Pandemic

Treating Childhood Cancer during the Coronavirus Crisis

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Hudspeth about treating childhood cancer during the coronavirus crisis. Dr. Hudspeth is the Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and she is the Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Request a transcript.

3 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Treating Childhood Cancer during the Coronavirus Crisis

Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about the impact that the pandemic has had upon routine childhood vaccinations. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Request a transcript.

3 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

3 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

Signs of Stroke & Seeking Stroke Evaluation During the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs of acute stroke, and the decrease in the number of patients seeking evaluation and treatment for possible stroke during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Holmstedt is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of Clinical Stroke Services at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) av ailable upon request.

3 MINJUN 15
Comments
Signs of Stroke & Seeking Stroke Evaluation During the Pandemic

The CARES Program during the Pandemic: Providing Health Outreach in Rural SC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the free medical care and health screening provided in rural SC during the pandemic through the CARES program. Dr. Ramsetty is an Assistant Professor based in Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES program.

3 MINJUN 9
Comments
The CARES Program during the Pandemic: Providing Health Outreach in Rural SC
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