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brainGENIE: a research tool that aims to improve the study of brain disorders

brainGENIE: a research tool that aims to improve the study of brain disorders

September 14, 2021

Interview with Upstate brain researchers Stephen Glatt, PhD, left, and Jon Hess, PhD


  Your genes can affect how medications work in your body -- now there's a clinic for that

Your genes can affect how medications work in your body -- now there's a clinic for that

September 14, 2021

Interview with neurologist and pharmacologist Karen Albright, DO, PhD, left, and clinical pharmacist Danielle DelVecchio,


The ethics of vaccine mandates and other thorny pandemic issues

The ethics of vaccine mandates and other thorny pandemic issues

September 14, 2021

Interview with Upstate associate professor of bioethics and humanities L. Syd M. Johnson, PhD


Epilepsy treatment options include surgery, neurostimulators when medication isn't sufficient

Epilepsy treatment options include surgery, neurostimulators when medication isn't sufficient

September 10, 2021

Interview with Upstate neurologist Shahram Izadyar, MD


 A lesser-known tick-borne illness; training for public health; a spiritual caregiver for hospital patients: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

A lesser-known tick-borne illness; training for public health; a spiritual caregiver for hospital patients: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

September 10, 2021

Interviews with infectious disease specialist Kristopher Paolino, MD, public health expert Christopher Morley, PhD, and Rabbi Irvin Beigel


Hospital patients need to feel listened to and cared about, rabbi reflects

Hospital patients need to feel listened to and cared about, rabbi reflects

September 3, 2021

Interview with Rabbi Irvin Beigel, recently retired from the Upstate spiritual care team


Pandemic sparks interest in public health careers

Pandemic sparks interest in public health careers

September 3, 2021

Interview with Christopher Morley, PhD, Upstate's chair of public health and preventive medicine


Suicide prevention program opens to young teens; explaining epilepsy; learning from the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

Suicide prevention program opens to young teens; explaining epilepsy; learning from the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021

September 2, 2021

Interviews with Upstate psychiatrist Robert Gregory, MD, Upstate neurologist Shahram Izadyar, MD, and Syracuse University epidemiologist Brittany Kmush, PhD


PrEP: medication that prevents spread of HIV

PrEP: medication that prevents spread of HIV

September 2, 2021

Interview with Nicky Ruszkowski, education specialist in the Upstate department of pediatric infectious disease


Inflammatory bowel disease has surgical options

Inflammatory bowel disease has surgical options

September 2, 2021

Interview with Upstate surgeon Joseph Valentino, MD


Suicide prevention program expands to include young teens

Suicide prevention program expands to include young teens

September 2, 2021

Interview with Upstate psychiatrist Robert Gregory, MD


Explaining booster shots; testing wastewater for the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

Explaining booster shots; testing wastewater for the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

August 27, 2021

Interviews with Upstate infectious disease specialist Stephen Thomas, MD, and Syracuse University epidemiologist David Larsen, PhD


Anaplasmosis: a lesser-known disease spread by tick bites

Anaplasmosis: a lesser-known disease spread by tick bites

August 26, 2021

Interview with Upstate infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino, MD


 COVID-19's course and possible future, from an epidemiologist's vantage point

COVID-19's course and possible future, from an epidemiologist's vantage point

August 26, 2021

Interview with epidemiologist Brittany Kmush, PhD, of Syracuse University


Vaccine boosters and third doses: Why they are needed

Vaccine boosters and third doses: Why they are needed

August 23, 2021

Interview with Upstate's Stephen Thomas, MD, a specialist in infectious disease and vaccine development


Wastewater analysis can reveal disease spread in a community

Wastewater analysis can reveal disease spread in a community

August 20, 2021

Interview with David Larsen, PhD, an epidemiologist at Syracuse University


 Understanding epilepsy and how it is diagnosed

Understanding epilepsy and how it is diagnosed

August 20, 2021

Interview with Upstate neurologist Shahram Izadyar, MD


Delta variant trends; unvaccinated students; diabetes complications in young people: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021

Delta variant trends; unvaccinated students; diabetes complications in young people: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021

August 20, 2021

Interviews with public health experts Telisa Stewart, DrPH, and Christopher Morley, PhD; pediatric infectious disease specialist Jana Shaw, MD; and endocrinologist Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD


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