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.

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Brown about a Tele-Medicine Program that helps individuals in South Carolina lose excess weight and maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Brown is the Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Weight Management Center at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gail Stuart about the education, training and responsibilities of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Stuart is the Dean and a Distinguished University Professor in the College of Nursing at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about sleep deprivation and a plan for healthy sleep routines in childhood and the teen years. Dr. Riva is the Director of the MUSC Children’s Hospital Sleep Medicine Program.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Tom Finnegan about medical innovation and the development of medical devises in South Carolina. Tom Finnegan is the Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ted Meyer about the latest surgical treatment for children and adults with severe to profound hearing loss. Dr. Meyer is the Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at MUSC.


  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Joseph Helpern about his involvement in a national research initiative to better understand how the human brain works. Dr. Helpern is a professor of Radiology and Director of the MUSC Center for Biomedical Imaging.


This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Julie Kanter about the latest treatment and research related to Sickle Cell Disease. Dr. Kanter is the Director of Sickle Cell Research at the Medical University of South Carolina.


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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