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NPR program broadcasts four new MUSC interviews

By Mikie Hayes | News Center | January 13, 2014

NPR radio interview

Radio host Bobbi Conner interviews MUSC experts on topics ranging from stroke prevention to childhood immunization.

There will be four new MUSC “Your Day” program segments airing in January and February on topics ranging from stroke prevention to childhood immunization.

The National Public Radio show, hosted by Bobbi Connor, airs twice a month, every other Monday from noon to 1 p.m. and features experts from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Upcoming segments will be:

1/13/14 –  Robert Adams, M.D.: “Telemedicine for Stroke Care in South Carolina”

Adams is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences and director of the South Carolina REACH Stroke Network and REACH MUSC.

1/27/14 –  Michael Schmidt, Ph.D.: “New Ways to Reduce Infections in Hospital Settings”

Schmidt is the director of the Office of Special Programs and professor and vice chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

2/10/14 –  Shane Woolf, M.D.: “Kids & Sports (& Preventing Sports Injuries)”

Woolf is an associate professor and interim chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedics.

2/24/14 –  Andrea Summer, M.D.: “The Importance of Childhood Immunizations”

Summer is an associate professor of pediatrics, a pediatric hospitalist, director of the MUSC Pediatric Travel Medicine Clinic and co-director of the MUSC International Adoption Clinic.

During her interview, Summer will discuss the safety and efficacy of immunization to help physicians and parents understand how critically important immunization is to their children and the community.

“There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet that has fueled worries over vaccines," Summer said. "The truth is vaccines are generally recognized as safe with only minor side effects. Some parents worry that giving too many vaccines at once will overwhelm the child’s immune system, but the number of germs that children fight off every day is far more than the number of germs in any combination of vaccines in the current schedule.”

The S.C. Public Radio stations broadcasting the Your Day segments are: WRJA-FM/88.1 Sumter, WNSC-FM/88.9 Rock Hill, WLJK-FM/89.1 Aiken, WJWJ-FM/89.9 Beaufort, WHMC-FM/90.1, Conway, WSCI-FM/89.3 Charleston, WEPR-FM/90.1 Greenville and WLTR-FM/91.3 Columbia.

For the full list of archived broadcasts, visit this website.



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