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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.

Dr. Robert Vorona
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

 This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Robert Vorona about the health risks and problems related to excessive daytime sleepiness.  Dr. Vorona is an Adult Sleep Medicine Specialist in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine at MUSC.

Dr. Anca Dumitriu
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anca Dumitriu about the long term care, support and follow-up needed for pediatric cancer survivors.  Dr. Dumitriu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health. 

NTM Lung Disease

Nov 19, 2019
Dr. Patrick Flume
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Patrick Flume about NTM lung disease. Dr. Flume is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and he’s a pulmonary physician at MUSC.

Liquid Biopsy

Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Cynthia Schandl
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Cynthia Schandl about liquid biopsy and how it is used in precision medicine to assist in the treatment of cancer.  Dr. Schandl is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and she is the Director of the Cytogenetic and Genomics Lab 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. Thomas Keane
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Keane about prevention, early detection and treatment of bladder 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.

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian about teaching breast cancer survivors yogic breathing exercises to lower stress and promote mindfulness. Dr. Balasubramanian is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and a cell biology researchers at MUSC.  Dr. Balasubramanian has been involved in research related to Yogic breathing for the past six years.

Dr. Nancy Demore
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nancy Demore about the importance of routine screening and early detection of breast cancer.  Dr. Demore is a Professor of Surgery, she’s a Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director of the Breast Center at MUSC.

Cystic Fibrosis

Oct 29, 2019
Dr. Patrick Flume
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Patrick Flume about cystic fibrosis and promising new treatments for this disease that should be available next year.  Dr. Flume is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and a pulmonary physician at MUSC. 

Dr. Brittany Bryant
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Brittany Bryant about co-occurring mental health issues and substance use problems during the teen years.   Dr. Bryant is a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she’s Director of the MOTIVATE Program for adolescent substance use treatment at MUSC.

Dr. Sandra Fowler
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sandra Fowler about mononucleosis in children, teens and young adults. Dr. Fowler is a Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Dr. Scott Bradley
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Bradley about heart defects that children are born with, and pediatric heart surgery.  Dr. Bradley is a Professor of Surgery and the Robert Sade Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at MUSC Children’s Hospital. 

Sepsis

Oct 15, 2019
Dr. Andrew Goodwin
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrew Goodwin about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.  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.

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