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  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Brenda Hoffman about colon cancer screening options during the pandemic, and why early detection and treatment of colon cancer is important.  Dr. Hoffman is the Chief of the Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence of Digestive Health, Endocrinology and Metabolism at MUSC.

Dr. Lommel preparing for a patient visit via Telehealth.
J.T. Hydrick

On March 6, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. While it may not have garnered as much attention as the CARES act, its impact should not be overlooked.

Dr. Elizabeth Mack
Bobbi Connor/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about recommendations for children two years of age and older, to wear face coverings (or masks) under certain scenarios during the pandemic.  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.

Health Literacy during the Pandemic

Aug 31, 2020
Dr. Marvella Ford
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about how to stay informed and make good health decisions during the pandemic.   Dr. Ford is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and she’s the Associate Director of the Populations Sciences and Cancer Disparities Program 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.  Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at MUSC. 

Dr. Thomas Koch
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Thomas Koch about headaches (including migraines and stress headaches) in children and teens.   Dr. Koch is a Pediatric Neurologist and Director of Pediatric Neurology Education at MUSC. 

Dr. Wendy Balliet
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Wendy Balliet about coping with caution fatigue as the coronavirus crisis continues. Dr. Balliet is a psychologist who works with patients who have chronic health problems through the Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine and Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Dr. Mark Newbrough
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Mark Newbrough about the problem of social isolation in older adults during the pandemic. Dr. Newbrough is an Associate Professor of Geriatric medicine and the Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program MUSC.

Dr. Erika Blank
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Erika Blank about walking for fitness and to promote good health and wellbeing during the pandemic.  Dr. Blank is an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine and she’s a primary care physician specializing in Lifestyle Medicine at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 12, 2020, we bring you updates on broadband expansion efforts in the state, remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster about state and federal response efforts, a health report on the benefits of walking, and more.

Dr. Eric Meissner
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Eric Meissner about research related to COVID-19 antibody testing involving a group of health care workers in South Carolina.   Dr. Meissner is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and he’s the Principal Investigator on this COVID-19 antibody testing study at MUSC.

Dr. David Mahvi
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Mahvi about extra protection and health concerns for cancer patients during the pandemic.  Dr. Mahvi is the Chief of Oncology at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC. 

Dr. Scott Sullivan
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Sullivan about the some of the causes of preterm births and efforts that can help reduce premature births.  Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and he’s the Vice-Chair of the Department of OB/GYN at MUSC.

Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

Dr. Dirk Elston
MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about skin cancer prevention and screening during the pandemic.  Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

Heart Health for Women

Jul 27, 2020
Dr. Arasi Maran
MUSC

Including Heart Health Tips during the Pandemic

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Arasi Maran about heart health for women, including actions to take now, to reduce risk of coronary heart disease.   Dr. Maran is an Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Coronary CTO (Chronic Total Occlusions) Program at MUSC. 

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