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Health Focus
Health Focus
Posted every Monday and Tuesday, 05:30 a.m.

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.

Health Focus is a production of the Medical University of South Carolina in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio.

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  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about the importance of healthy sleep for children as they transition back to school. Dr. Riva is a Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and she’s Director of the Pediatric Sleep Program at MUSC Children’s Health.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Janet Carter about the challenges of discussing weight and health in the health care setting. Janet is a registered dietician and she’s the Program Manager for the Heart Health Program at MUSC Children’s Health.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about a statewide project to increase HPV vaccination in children in underserved communities of South Carolina. Dr. Ford is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and she’s the Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Evan Graboyes about understanding and addressing the challenges and needs of cancer survivors, and the importance of related research. Dr. Graboyes is a head and neck surgical oncologist and he’s the Director of Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Goodier about strategies and tips to help prevent modifiable birth defects. Dr. Christopher Goodier is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a maternal fetal medicine specialist at MUSC Women’s Health.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about the symptoms and diagnosis of shingles, as well as preventing this condition with the shingles vaccine. Dr. Brownfield is a Professor of Internal Medicine and a general internist at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Claudia Miller about the role of oncology nurse navigators. Claudia is a thoracic oncology nurse navigator at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lillian Christon about emotional wellness for youth with obesity. Dr. Christon is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and she’s a clinical health psychologist who works with youth and adults who have chronic health conditions.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Book about why words matter, when discussing alcohol use problems. Dr. Book is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Medical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Louis Gerena about managing symptoms and treatment for knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Gerena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and he’s a non-surgical orthopaedic and sport medicine physician at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Charlie Strange about specific exercise that can help patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Katie Schmitt about physical therapy and occupational therapy to help with cancer related fatigue. Dr. Schmitt is a physical therapist at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.