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Dr. Vanessa Hinson
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Vanessa Hinson about challenges for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during the pandemic, plus updates about research and newly approved medicines for PD patients in 2020. Dr. Hinson is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at MUSC.

Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kenneth Michael Cummings about a plan to quit smoking during the pandemic and a look at the many benefits of quitting (plus practical tips to help succeed at quitting). Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is involved in research related to tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation at MUSC.

Dr. Joshua Smith
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption.  Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

Dr. Christine Holmstedt
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about the signs of acute stroke, and the decrease in the number of patients seeking evaluation and treatment for possible stroke during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Holmstedt is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of Clinical Stroke Services at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

How COVID Changed the Way You See Your Doctor

Jun 11, 2020

The coronavirus forced our healthcare system to make sweeping operational changes. In rural health clinics and in the state’s largest hospitals, providers started relying more on telehealth to see patients through live video to limit exposure to COVID-19.

Dr. Anita Ramsetty
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anita Ramsetty about the free medical care and health screening provided in rural SC during the pandemic through the CARES program.  Dr. Ramsetty is an Assistant Professor based in Family Medicine at MUSC and Director of the CARES program.

Dr. Connie Guille
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about helping pregnant women and new moms manage mental health problems during the pandemic. 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.

Phillip Riddle
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Last year, our next guest’s company was highlighted on this program for their assistance in the progress being made at Clemson University’s Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, SC, in particular the student-run Deep Orange project.  The company was then recognized for their efforts in this area of “augmented reality” with the 2019 InnoVision Award for Technology Integration.

One of the most discussed economic issues involving the aftermath of the virus crisis is what will change with our supply chain.  We have already talked with some companies on this show who have changed their sourcing from China to the US.  Will that shift become more widespread?

Dr. Lee Lewis
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lee Lewis about helping children manage anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Lewis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Andy Owens
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community.

Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews, the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report, Charleston Regional Business Journal, GSA Business and SCBizNews magazine.

Dr. Ashley Hink
MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ashley Hink about reports of increasing rates of domestic violence or intimate partner violence during the pandemic. Dr. Hink is a general, trauma and critical care surgeon at MUSC. 

Dr. Thomas Koch
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Koch about neurofibromatosis and new treatment approved for patients with this neurogenetic disorder.   Dr. Koch is a Pediatric Neurologist and Director of Pediatric Neurology Education at MUSC.

Dr. Besim Ogretmen
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Besim Ogretmen about the development of a clinical research trial to see if T cells from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can be used to help critically ill COVID-19 patients recover.  Dr. Ogretmen is the Director for the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Lipidomics and Pathobiology at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. Andrea Rinn
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about practical tips to get a good night’s sleep during stressful times, due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC.

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