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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. Ashley Hink about efforts to reduce individual and community risks of firearm violence and promote recovery for victims and families. Dr. Hink is a trauma, burn and critical care surgeon and she is the Director of the MUSC Turning the Tide Violence Intervention program.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Craig Lockhart about precautions and recommendations to help cancer patients protect themselves from COVID-19. Dr. Lockhart is the Director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and he’s the Associate Director for Clinical Science at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Mae Millicent Peterseim about nearsightedness in children. Dr. Peterseim is a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Bruce Pratt Chair for International Ophthalmology at the Storm Eye Institute at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about the prevalence, diagnosis and symptoms of autism in girls vs. boys. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Claire Macgeorge about providing medical care to children in S.C. through school based health centers. Dr. Macgeorge is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Sullivan about premature births in SC and efforts and interventions that help prevent some preterm births. Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Vice Chair of the Department of OB/GYN at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Patrick Flume about new approaches to treating cystic fibrosis. Dr. Flume is a Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics and he’s the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rebecca Wineland about the latest recommendations for pregnant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Wineland is an Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and she’s an OB who specialized in treating high-risk pregnancies at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Libby Malphrus about cancer genetic counseling. Libby is a Genetic Counselor at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michelle Macias about baby-signing as a way to encourage infant communication. Dr. Macias is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at MUSC Children’s Health.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Harper about exercise to help breast cancer survivors manage certain treatment related symptoms. Dr. Harper is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Hollings Cancer Center, and she’s the developer of the Survivor’s Fit Club for Breast Cancer Survivors at MUSC.
  • This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Eckard about the COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents age 12 and up. Dr. Eckard is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and she is the Division Chief for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at MUSC.