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. Health Focus is a production of the Medical University of South Carolina in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio.
Health benefits of strength training
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alec DeCastro about the benefits of adding strength training to your exercise routine. Dr. DeCastro is an Associate Professor and Chief of Primary Care Sports medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at MUSC.
Yogic breathing to help manage stress for breast cancer survivors
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian about developing mobile technology for breast cancer patients and survivors, that encourages yogic breathing to help manage stress. Dr. Balasubramanian is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at MUSC and he teaches yogic breathing exercises to breast cancer survivors as part of the Survivors Fit Club program.
Helping children deal with anxiety
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine San Giovanni about helping children deal with anxiety. Dr. San Giovanni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatrician at MUSC Children’s Health.
Long COVID symptoms & testing to rule out heart conditions
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Arasi Maran about evaluating patients with long COVID symptoms, to rule out possible heart conditions. Dr. Maran is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Interventional Cardiologist at MUSC.
Support for organ transplant patients during the pandemic
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Wendy Balliet about strategies to help organ transplant patients cope with the ups and downs of life during the pandemic. Dr. Balliet is a psychologist who works with patients who have chronic health conditions, through the Division of Bio-Behavioral Medicine and Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.
Diabetes & Heart Disease in Women
This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Aundrea Loftley about the prevention, diagnosis and screening for diabetes and heart disease in women. Dr. Loftley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Endocrinologist at MUSC.