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Simple practices can help to manage stress

Simple practices can help to manage stress

January 21, 2021

Interview with Kaushal Nanavati, MD, medical director of integrative therapy and assistant dean of wellness


Before a child undergoes surgery, hospital helps both parents and patient prepare

Before a child undergoes surgery, hospital helps both parents and patient prepare

January 19, 2021

Interview with pediatric surgeon Michaela "Mickey" Kollisch, MD


Hospital offers kidney dialysis for children

Hospital offers kidney dialysis for children

January 19, 2021

Interview with pediatric kidney specialist Scott Schurman, MD


Surgery to treat atrial fibrillation; epilepsy and its treatment; transplants pass a milestone: Upstate Medical University's HealthLInk on Air for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

Surgery to treat atrial fibrillation; epilepsy and its treatment; transplants pass a milestone: Upstate Medical University's HealthLInk on Air for Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021

January 15, 2021

Interviews with cardiothoracic surgeon Stephen Waterford, MD; neurosurgeon Harish Babu, MD, PhD; and transplant surgeon Mark Laftavi, MD


Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatment options and reasons for hope

Pancreatic cancer: diagnosis, treatment options and reasons for hope

January 14, 2021

Interview with Upstate pancreatic surgeon Thomas Vandermeer, MD


Brain surgeon provides overview of epilepsy, its diagnosis and treatment

Brain surgeon provides overview of epilepsy, its diagnosis and treatment

January 11, 2021

Interview with Upstate neurosurgeon Harish Babu, MD, PhD


Kidney transplants continue apace at Upstate despite pandemic

Kidney transplants continue apace at Upstate despite pandemic

January 11, 2021

Interview with Upstate transplant surgeon Mark Laftavi, MD


How vaccines will attack COVID-19; hotline answers questions about the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

How vaccines will attack COVID-19; hotline answers questions about the pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

January 8, 2021

Interviews with Upstate infectious disease expert Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, and Upstate COVID-19 hotline co-directors Michele Caliva and Joey Angelina


Upstate hotline fields COVID-19 questions from the public

Upstate hotline fields COVID-19 questions from the public

January 8, 2021

Interview with Upstate COVID-19 hotline co-directors Michele Caliva, left, and Joey Angelina


How the COVID-19 vaccines work and what lies ahead in the pandemic

How the COVID-19 vaccines work and what lies ahead in the pandemic

January 7, 2021

Interview with Upstate infectious disease expert Katie Anderson, MD, PhD


Cardiac surgeon explains how the TT Maze procedure treats atrial fibrillation

Cardiac surgeon explains how the TT Maze procedure treats atrial fibrillation

December 31, 2020

Interview with Upstate cardiac surgeon Stephen Waterford, MD


Boosting one's spirits and energy in winter; insights into pandemics; regenerating the retina: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

Boosting one's spirits and energy in winter; insights into pandemics; regenerating the retina: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021

December 31, 2020

Interviews with Assistant Dean of Wellness Kaushal Nanavati, MD; authors and researchers Rae-Ellen Kavey, MD, and Allison Kavey, PhD; and vision researcher Abigail Hackam, PhD


Treating kidney stones; caring for wounds and arterial disease; dealing with violence’s traumatic wake: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

Treating kidney stones; caring for wounds and arterial disease; dealing with violence’s traumatic wake: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020

December 23, 2020

Interviews with urologist Scott Wiener, MD; vascular surgeon Palma Shaw, MD; and Timothy Jennings-Bey, a co-founder of the Community Trauma Response Team


Prostate cancer explained; the pandemic and overdose deaths: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020

Prostate cancer explained; the pandemic and overdose deaths: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020

December 17, 2020

Interviews with urologist Joseph Jacob, MD, and emergency physician Ross Sullivan, MD


Masks challenge the hard of hearing; retinal diseases and eye health; explaining esophageal cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

Masks challenge the hard of hearing; retinal diseases and eye health; explaining esophageal cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

December 10, 2020

Interviews with otolaryngologist Brian Nicholas, MD; retinal researcher and ophthalmologist Amir Yazdanyar, MD, PhD; and thoracic surgery chief Jason Wallen, MD


Explaining diseases of the retina, their risk factors and treatment

Explaining diseases of the retina, their risk factors and treatment

December 8, 2020

Interview with Upstate vision researcher and ophthalmologist Amir Yazdanyar, MD, PhD


Mother-daughter research team compares COVID-19 to previous pandemics in new book

Mother-daughter research team compares COVID-19 to previous pandemics in new book

December 8, 2020

Interview with Allison Kavey, PhD, left, and her mother, Rae-Ellen Kavey, MD, who jointly authored a book on viral pandemics


Advice for getting through a winter of pandemic discontent

Advice for getting through a winter of pandemic discontent

December 8, 2020

Interview with Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant dean of wellness at Upstate


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