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.

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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Isabell Virella-Lowell about cystic fibrosis and recent MUSC research which has contributed to national efforts to improve treatment and outcomes for children with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Lowell, is the Director of the MUSC Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Laura Carpenter about a South Carolina based research project to learn more about Autism. Dr. Carpenter is the Principle Investigator for the South Carolina Children’s Educational Surveillance Study.

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  This week, Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Hugh Myrick about Tele-mental health services available to Veterans in S.C. –using video-teleconferencing.  Dr. Myrick as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Military Sciences Division at MUSC and Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health Service Line at the VA Medical Center in Charleston.

This week, Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. James Mc Elligott about a school based-health program that provides pediatric care to South Carolina children. Dr. James Mc Elligott is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director for Tele-Health at MUSC.  

Improving Heart-Health for Women in S.C.

Mar 6, 2015

Today Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Eric Powers about the risks of cardio vascular disease for South Carolina women and Dr. Powers offers a plan of positive lifestyle changes to improve heart-health. Dr. Eric Powers is Co- Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.