Health Focus

Health and medical news from the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Andrea Rinn
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about healthy sleep habits and routines for adults.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Sepsis Research

Jan 14, 2020
Dr. Andrew Goodwin
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Goodwin about severe sepsis, and research underway to develop new treatments for this condition.  Dr. Goodwin is an Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and he’s the Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at MUSC. 

Dr. Annie Andrews
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Annie Andrews about keeping children safe from firearm injury in the home.  Dr. Andrews is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she’s the Director of Advocacy, for the Department of Pediatrics at MUSC.  

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about choosing wisely when it comes to medicine for several common childhood conditions.   Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics at MUSC. 

Dr. Raymond Dubois
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about screening for colon cancer and why it’s important. Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and he’s the Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Prediabetes

Dec 31, 2019
Dr. Elisha Brownfield
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elisha Brownfield about prediabetes and the steps that can be taken to help delay or prevent the development of diabetes.  Dr. Brownfield is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MUSC.  

Dr. Brittany Bryant
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Brittany Bryant about treatment for teens with substance use problems.  Dr. Bryant is a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she’s the Director of the MOTIVATE Program for adolescent substance use treatment at MUSC. 

Circadian Rhythm

Dec 24, 2019
Dr. Chitra Lal
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Chitra Lal about out circadian rhythm; our twenty-four hour internal clock that regulates cycles of alertness and sleepiness.  Dr. Lal is an Associate Professor of Medicine and she’s a Sleep Medicine Specialist in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Dr. Rachel Zweigoron
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rachel Zweigoron about toddlers and preschoolers who are picky eaters, with tips to make meal time positive and healthy.   Dr. Zweigoron is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Allison Chapman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Allison Chapman about the SC Mother’s Milk Bank, which provides pasteurized breast milk to hospitalized, low-birth weight babies in South Carolina. Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of neonatology at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Joi Jaroscak
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jennifer Joi Jaroscak about new advances in the treatment of childhood leukemia.  Dr. Jaroscak is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she’s a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Alyssa Rheingold
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alyssa Rheingold about dealing with grief or loss over the holidays.   Dr. Rheingold is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Clinical Operations at the National Crime Victims Center at MUSC.

Dr. Thomas Keane
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Keane about screening and treatment for prostate cancer.  Dr. Keane is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology and he specializes in managing prostate, bladder and kidney cancer at MUSC.  

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Dec 3, 2019
Dr. Audrea Loftley
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about diabetes during pregnancy and efforts to control blood sugar to help maintain a healthy pregnancy.   Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC.  

Dr. Daniel Judge
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Judge about inherited cardiovascular disease and new developments in cardiovascular genetic testing.  Dr. Judge is a cardiologist specializing in inherited heart disease, and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at MUSC.

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