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Breast cancer during her pregnancy presented tough but surmountable challenges

Breast cancer during her pregnancy presented tough but surmountable challenges

October 18, 2021

Interview with Upstate breast care specialist Jayne Charlamb, MD, left, and Upstate pediatric nurse practitioner Davia Moss


COVID-19's effect on lungs; a yellow fever vaccine trial; sleep apnea's stroke warning: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

COVID-19's effect on lungs; a yellow fever vaccine trial; sleep apnea's stroke warning: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

October 15, 2021

Interviews with Upstate's chief of pulmonary and critical care, Dana Savici, MD, infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino, MD, and stroke neurologist Hesham Masoud, MD


 Can Egyptian mummies reveal medical lessons for today?

Can Egyptian mummies reveal medical lessons for today?

October 14, 2021

Interview with Upstate researcher and cardiovascular perfusionist Hani Aiash, MD, PhD


Genetics fine-tunes medication process; therapy to relieve dizziness, balance disorders; when a child faces surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021

Genetics fine-tunes medication process; therapy to relieve dizziness, balance disorders; when a child faces surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021

October 8, 2021

Interviews with neurologist Karen Albright, DO, PhD, and pharmacist Danielle DelVecchio, PharmD; and with physical therapists Rina Flatau and Maria Podbelski


  Dizziness, balance disorders can often be treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Dizziness, balance disorders can often be treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy

October 1, 2021

Interview with Upstate physical therapists Rina Flatau, left, and Maria Podbelski


 Volunteers are sought for yellow fever vaccine study

Volunteers are sought for yellow fever vaccine study

October 1, 2021

Interview with Upstate infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino, MD


Rehab specialists treat brain fog, other problems stemming from 'long COVID'

Rehab specialists treat brain fog, other problems stemming from 'long COVID'

September 30, 2021

Interview with Claudine Ward, MD, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation


Ethical challenges of the pandemic; safe sleeping for babies; dealing with ADHD: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

Ethical challenges of the pandemic; safe sleeping for babies; dealing with ADHD: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

September 30, 2021

Interviews with philosopher and bioethicist L. Syd M. Johnson, PhD, pediatricians Alicia Pekarsky, MD, and Erin Hanley, MD, and neuroscientist Stephen Faraone, PhD


Safe sleep for babies: 2 pediatricians explain how

Safe sleep for babies: 2 pediatricians explain how

September 24, 2021

Interview with pediatricians Alicia Pekarsky, MD, left, and Erin Hanley, MD


How COVID-19 damages the lungs

How COVID-19 damages the lungs

September 24, 2021

Interview with Dana Savici, MD, Upstate's chief of pulmonology and critical care


Tool helps unlock brain's secrets; explaining COVID booster shots, variants; taking a mental health day: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Tool helps unlock brain's secrets; explaining COVID booster shots, variants; taking a mental health day: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

September 24, 2021

Interviews with Upstate neuroscientists Stephen Glatt, PhD, and Jonathan Hess, PhD, and Upstate epidemiologist and physician Katie Anderson, MD, PhD


  COVID-19 vaccine boosters: why, when and for whom?

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: why, when and for whom?

September 22, 2021

Interview with Upstate epidemiologist and physician Katie Anderson, MD, PhD


Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease; cutting HIV risk with a daily pill; treating epilepsy with devices, surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease; cutting HIV risk with a daily pill; treating epilepsy with devices, surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

September 17, 2021

Interviews with surgeon Joseph Valentino, MD, education specialist Nicky Ruszkowski and neurologist Shahram Izadyar, MD


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 neuroscience 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


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