family health

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alan Diehl about recent developments in biomedicine and cancer research. Dr. Diehl is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Associate Director of Basic Sciences at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about keeping children of all ages safe around pools and other outdoor sources of water.   Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children Health and she is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Dr. Connie Guille
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about symptoms of post partem depression, and new medication available for moms with this disorder.  Dr. Guille is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and OB/GYN and she is the Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program at MUSC.

Dr. Jeffrey Blice
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Blice about the symptoms and the diagnosis of a common eye condition called floaters.  Dr. Blice is a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases at the Storm Eye Institute at MUSC.

Twin Pregnancy

May 28, 2019

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Barbara Head about twin pregnancy.  Dr. Head is an Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and she’s a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at MUSC Women’s Health. 

Cathy Bennett
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Cathy Bennett about therapy dogs providing comfort and support to patients in medical settings.   Ms. Bennett is the Pet Therapy Coordinator at MUSC.

Fever in Children

May 21, 2019
Dr. Ian Kane
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ian Kane about caring for a child who has a fever.  Dr. Kane is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatric emergency physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Baerbel Rohrer
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Baerbel Rohrer about Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and research related to diagnostics and therapeutics for this disease.   Dr. Rohrer is a Professor of Ophthalmology and the Smart-State Endowed Chair in Gene and Pharmaceutical Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases at MUSC.

Dr. Elisha Brownfield
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about staying hydrated during the heat of the summer in S.C.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC. 

Shoulder Instability

May 13, 2019
Dr. Shane Woolf
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder instability.  Dr. Woolf is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about protecting children from measles.   Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children Health and she is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Dr. Christopher Pelic
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Pelic about tele-mental health services, and how this approach is transforming the way care is provided for mental and emotional health problems.  Dr. Pelic is a Professor of Psychiatry, and the Medical Director & Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for Telehealth at MUSC.

Dr. Marvella Ford
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about establishing a regular routine of exercise (and weight management) to lower the risk of cancer and improve overall health. Dr. Ford is Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. Christopher Bunt
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain.  Dr. Bunt is a Family Medicine physician and a licensed medical acupuncturist at MUSC Health.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Barbara Head about morning sickness during pregnancy.  Dr. Head is an Associate Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and she’s a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at MUSC Women’s Health.  

Dr. Gustavo Leone
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gustavo Leone about cancer awareness, and the Lowvelo community bike ride, scheduled for November 2, 2019.

Dr. Leone holds the DeWolff Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, and he is the Director of Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. Julie Barroso
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Julie Barroso about research efforts underway in S.C. to help patients with HIV manage fatigue.  Dr. Barroso is a Professor and also the Department Chair of the College of Nursing at MUSC. 

Breastfeeding

Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and she’s a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Whitney Graybill
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Whitney Graybill about cervical cancer, and how this disease can often be prevented through the combination of screening and HPV vaccination.  Dr. Graybill is an Associate Professor of OB/GYN and she’s a Gynecologic Oncologist at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Michael Schmidt
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about the bacteria, viruses and fungi that make up the human microbiome, and its impact upon health.  Dr. Schmidt is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC and he is one of the hosts of the internationally recognized podcasts, This Week in Microbiology.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kimberly Orr about the early identification and habilitation of childhood hearing loss.   Dr. Orr is a Pediatric Audiologist and also the Director of Audiology at MUSC.

Dr. Marvella Ford
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about the MOVENUP cancer education program, which is currently underway in 17 counties of South Carolina.  Dr. Ford is Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. William Moran
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. William Moran about the diagnosis and treatment of depression during the older adult years. Dr. Moran is the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at MUSC.

Dr. Kerrie Murphy
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kerrie Murphy about Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); a behavioral therapy and parent-training program, which is often used to help young children with disruptive behaviors. Dr. Murphy is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and a Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Pre-Diabetes in Adults

Mar 19, 2019
Dr. Elisha Brownfield
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about prediabetes.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC. 

Oral Microbiome

Mar 18, 2019

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about the microbiome that exists inside the human mouth, and how it impacts oral health and general health.   Dr. Schmidt is a Professor in the College of Dental Medicine and in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Stomatology at MUSC. Dr. Schmidt is also one of the hosts of a podcast called This Week in Microbiology.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kimberly Orr about age related hearing loss and new options in hearing aids.  Dr. Orr is the Director of Audiology at MUSC. 

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about healthy sleep routines for infants, in the first year of life.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Jennifer Harper
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Harper about a fitness and wellness program for breast cancer survivors.  Dr. Harper is a radiation oncologist at Hollings Cancer Center and she is also the founder of the Survivors Fit Club at MUSC. 

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Russell Blackwelder about the challenges of managing multiple chronic conditions and multiple medications during the older adult years. Dr. Blackwelder is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Geriatric Education for the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.

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