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Award winning public broadcaster Bobbi Conner talks with doctors, medical professionals and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina about a wide range health and medical topicsMore from Health Focus »

Most Recent Episodes

Sarcoidosis

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ennis James about the diagnosis and research related to Sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease of unknown cause). Dr. Ennis James is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician and the Clinical Director of the Susan Pearlstine Sarcoidosis Center at MUSC.

Senior (Adult) Mentor Program for Medical Students

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Heather Boger about a training and education program for medical students, emphasizing caring for older adults (65+). Dr. Boger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Senior Mentor Program at MUSC.

Understanding Brain Changes in Teens Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Peter Kalivas about research related to brain changes in addicted teens that undermine the ability to quit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Kalivas is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at MUSC.

Medication Routines after Kidney Transplant

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. John McGillicuddy about research underway, studying the effectiveness of mobile technology to help patients with strict medication routine following transplant. Dr. McGillicuddy is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery at MUSC.

Efforts to Prevent Teen Addiction

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Susan King about why adolescents are vulnerable to drug and alcohol addiction, 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.

Fatty Liver Disease

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Dr. Rockey is a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

New Surgical Techniques for Breast Cancer

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Nancy Moore about new surgical techniques being used in breast cancer treatment. Dr. Nancy Demore is a Professor of Surgery and the Medical Director of the Breast Center at MUSC.

Acute Pancreatitis

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Gregory Cote about acute pancreatitis. Dr. Cote is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at MUSC.

Healthy Bones in Older Adults

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Harris Sone about maintaining strong bones in the older adult years. Dr. Slone is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and a Sports Medicine physician at MUSC.

Microorganisms in Gut for Good Health

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Curry about the positive role that microorganisms in our body can play in our health. Dr. Curry is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at MUSC.

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