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 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.

Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Jul 27, 2015

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about diagnosing and treating sleep apnea during the childhood years. Dr. Riva is the Director of the MUSC Children’s Hospital Sleep Medicine Program.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about skills and behaviors children with ADHD can learn to improve concentration and school performance. Dr. LaRosa is an Associate Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Kerrie Schnake about a program designed to give S.C. infants and toddlers a healthy start. Ms. Schnake is the Program Director for the SC Program for Infant and Toddler Care—based at the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lucian Del Priore about new, effective treatments for patients with the dry form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Dr. Del Priore is the Director of the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about managing depression during pregnancy. Dr. Guille is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about the pediatric care and services which may be most beneficial to internationally adopted children. Dr. LaRosa is Co-Director of the International Adoption Clinic at MUSC Children’s Hospital.


    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lucian Del Priore about new, effective treatments for patients with the wet form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Dr. Del Priore is the Director of the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Coleen Martin about The Docs Adopt School Health Initiative in South Carolina schools. Coleen Martin is the Assistant Director of The Docs Adopt School Health Initiative at the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness at MUSC.


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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Roger Newman about South Carolina’s research contribution to the National Fetal Growth Study. Dr. Newman is the Director of the Women’s Health Research Division at the Medical University of South Carolina.


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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michele Hudspeth about new mandatory screening of newborns in South Carolina to detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Dr. Hudspeth is the Division Chief for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.


Dr. Connie Guille
Medical University of South Carolina

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about the latest research related to managing Post-Partum Depression. Dr. Guille is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. William Moran
Medical University of South Carolina

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about recommended lifestyle changes to help prevent stroke. Dr. William Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Sullivan about a Tele-medicine program that delivers specialty care to women with high-risk pregnancies in South Carolina. Dr. Sullivan is the Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at MUSC. 


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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Etta Pisano about the latest breast cancer screening recommendations and the push for early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer to improve outcomes for women. Dr. Pisano is a Distinguished Professor of Radiology at MUSC.


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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about the latest research related to managing Parkinson’s Disease day-to-day.    Dr. Hinson is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. 


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