Health Focus

 Doctors, medical professionals and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina are featured weekly on Health Focus. Award winning public broadcaster Bobbi Conner hosts 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.

Dr. Angela LaRosa
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about increased anxiety in children and adolescents during the pandemic. Dr. LaRosa is a Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Medical Director of the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Nancy Demore
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nancy DeMore about breast cancer screening during the pandemic.  Dr. DeMore is a Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director of the Breast Center at MUSC. 

Tinnitus

Oct 13, 2020
Dr. Paul Lambert
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Paul Lambert about the causes and treatment of tinnitus (often referred to as ringing in the ears). Dr. Lambert specializes in ear disorders and he is the Chair of the Department of ENT at MUSC.

Dr. Joshua Smith
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Joshua Smith about the increased rates of depression and alcohol use being reported during the pandemic.  Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC. 

Dr. Laura Carpenter
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about early identification of autism in young children and the interventions & therapy designed to help. Dr. Carpenter is a Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Dr. Raymond Dubois
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond DuBois about cancer screening during the pandemic, and why early detection is important.  Dr. DuBois is the Dean of the college of Medicine and he’s the Director of Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Kathleen Cartmell
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kathleen Cartmell about HPV vaccination to help prevent HPV related cancers, and an update in HPV vaccination rates in S.C.  Dr. Cartmell leads the Statewide HPV Vaccine Initiative at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, and she’s an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University.

Dr. Daniel Lackland
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Lackland about the importance of managing hypertension during the pandemic and also monitoring blood pressure at home. Dr. Lackland is a Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Translational Neurosciences and Population Studies at MUSC. 

Dr. Christopher Pelic
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Pelic about the availability and use of tele-mental health services and therapy during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Pelic is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of Telepsychiatry at MUSC.

Dr. Jennifer Dahne
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Dahne about the development of mobile apps to help with smoking cessation. Dr. Dahne is an Assistant Professor in the Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she’s a research member of Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. Aundrea Loftley
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about a healthy lifestyle to help prevent stroke, type 2 diabetes and heart disease in women.  Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC.

Dr. Christine San Giovanni
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine San Giovanni about the health and wellness benefits of Yoga for children and teens.  Dr. San Giovanni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about making physical activity and active playtime a healthy way of life for children.  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.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Brenda Hoffman about colon cancer screening options during the pandemic, and why early detection and treatment of colon cancer is important.  Dr. Hoffman is the Chief of the Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence of Digestive Health, Endocrinology and Metabolism at MUSC.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about recommendations for children two years of age and older, to wear face coverings (or masks) under certain scenarios during the pandemic.  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.

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