Health Focus

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

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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.

Dr. Connie Guille
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about grief and coping after a miscarriage, and what family, friends and professionals can do to help.   Dr. Guille is the Director of the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program at MUSC. 

Dr. Terry Dixon
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Terry Dixon about protecting teens and young adults from meningococcal disease.  Dr. Dixon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Nurse Scientists

Feb 18, 2019
Dr. Susan Newman
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Susan Newman about the education, training and day to day responsibilities of Nurse Scientists.   Dr. Newman is the Director of the Ph.D. in Nursing Science Program in the College of Nursing at MUSC.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Sue King about why teens are especially vulnerable to addiction to alcohol and drugs and what parents can do to help prevent addiction.  Ms. King is a Clinical Instructor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Dr. Gregory Cote
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gregory Cote about identifying patients at increased risk of pancreatic cancer due to certain genetic syndromes.  Dr. Cote is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC.

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