Health Focus

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Sinopse

Doctors, medical professionals and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina will be featured weekly in a series of radio interviews on South Carolina Public Radio called Health Focus. Award winning public broadcaster Bobbi Conner will host this series of health and medical features, covering a wide array of topics.

Episódios

  • Resilience and Managing Stress for Health Care Professionals

    Resilience and Managing Stress for Health Care Professionals

    02/03/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Tenelle Jones about strategies to deal with stress and also bolstering resilience for health care professional during the pandemic. Tenelle is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and she works as the Clinician for MUSC’s COVID-19 Resiliency Program.

  • Research Regarding Cancer Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19

    Research Regarding Cancer Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19

    01/03/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Cachia about research to look at the long-term outcomes of cancer patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Dr. Cachia is a Neuro-Oncologist and he leads the Hollings Cancer Center’s portion of this National Cancer Institute study.

  • Preventing Chronic Inflammation

    Preventing Chronic Inflammation

    23/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stacy Blecher about the health problems associated with chronic inflammation, and lifestyle changes to help prevent this condition. Dr. Blecher is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, and she is a Hospitalist at MUSC.

  • Research Related to Chronic Stress  Cancer

    Research Related to Chronic Stress & Cancer

    22/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Besim Ogretmen about research related to chronic stress and cancer, and why efforts to reduce stress might be especially beneficial for cancer patients and cancer survivors. Dr. Ogretmen leads the Developmental Cancer Therapeutics Research Program at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

  • Adolescent Use of Tobacco Products

    Adolescent Use of Tobacco Products

    16/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Tracy Smith about the health risks and challenges related to adolescent tobacco use. Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and she’s a Research Member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Hollings Cancer Center.

  • Self-Compassion (Especially during Stressful Times)

    Self-Compassion (Especially during Stressful Times)

    15/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Tenelle Jones about the positive impact that self-compassion can have on our emotional well-being, especially during stressful times. Tenelle Jones is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and she works as the Clinician for MUSC’s COVID-19 Resiliency Center.

  • Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children in the First Three Years of Life

    Benefits of Reading Aloud to Children in the First Three Years of Life

    09/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Henry Lemon about the importance of reading aloud to children in the first three years of life, and how this daily routine impacts a child’s development. Dr. Lemon is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Children’s Care Network at MUSC Children’s Health.

  • Understanding Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccines

    Understanding Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccines

    08/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about the Messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccines (mRNA); how they work and provide protection. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC.

  • Using Telehealth to Help Individuals with Weight Management during the Pandemic

    Using Telehealth to Help Individuals with Weight Management during the Pandemic

    02/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Patrick O’Neil about the transition to telehealth or virtual approaches to help individuals with weight management during the pandemic. Dr. O’Neil is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Weight Management Center at MUSC.

  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C

    01/02/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Eric Meissner about what causes Hepatitis C, who’s at risk, and effective treatment for this infection. Dr. Meissner is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Director of HIV and Hepatitis Clinical Care and Research at MUSC.

  • Keeping Up with Cancer Screening  Cancer Prevention

    Keeping Up with Cancer Screening & Cancer Prevention

    26/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Tucker Price keeping up with cancer screening and cancer prevention during the pandemic. Dr. Price is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, and she leads the in-house primary care program for cancer patients at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

  • Efforts to Encourage Communities of Color in SC to Take the COVID Vaccine

    Efforts to Encourage Communities of Color in SC to Take the COVID Vaccine

    25/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marvella Ford about the increased vulnerability and mortality from COVID-19 among people of color in S.C., and the urgent need for the COVID vaccine in this population. Dr. Ford is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and she’s the Associate Director of Population Sciences and Cancer Disparities at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

  • Adding Upper Body Strength Training to Fitness Routines for Older Adults

    Adding Upper Body Strength Training to Fitness Routines for Older Adults

    19/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Amy Maurer about adding upper body strength training to the fitness routines of older adults. Amy is an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist at MUSC Health.

  • Staying Safe during the Pandemic as You Wait for the Vaccine

    Staying Safe during the Pandemic as You Wait for the Vaccine

    18/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Michael Schmidt about the surge in COVID cases in SC and how to protect yourself as you wait your turn for getting the vaccine. Dr. Schmidt is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at MUSC.

  • Tips for Reducing Alcohol Consumption to Improve Health and Well Being

    Tips for Reducing Alcohol Consumption to Improve Health and Well Being

    12/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sarah Book about real life tips for reducing alcohol consumption to improve health and wellbeing. Dr. Book is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs at MUSC.

  • Practicing Gratitude in the Family and the Benefits to Children

    Practicing Gratitude in the Family and the Benefits to Children

    11/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine San Giovanni about practicing gratitude in the family during the pandemic and the positive impact on children. Dr. San Giovanni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.

  • Healthy Aging

    Healthy Aging

    05/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Hermes Florez about the positive actions we can take in our individual lives to promote healthy aging. Dr. Florez is the Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Healthy Aging at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

  • Stroke Symptoms  Seeking Care during the Pandemic

    Stroke Symptoms & Seeking Care during the Pandemic

    04/01/2021 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine Holmstedt about possible signs of stroke and the importance of seeking prompt expert care for stroke during the pandemic. Dr. Holmstedt is a Professor of Neurology and Director of Clinical Stroke Services at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

  • Suicide Prevention in Teens

    Suicide Prevention in Teens

    29/12/2020 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lee Lewis about suicide prevention in teens. Dr. Lewis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.

  • Designing  Developing Portable C-19 Testing Pods

    Designing & Developing Portable C-19 Testing Pods

    28/12/2020 Duração: 03min

    This week Bobbi Conner talks with Erik Modrzynski about the design and development of small, portable COVID-19 testing pods that will be used for walk-up testing at clinical sites throughout SC. Erik Modrzynski is the Ambulatory Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency manager at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request.