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New study examines household contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19

New study examines household contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19

June 29, 2020

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


How quickly can a COVID-19 vaccine be achieved, and how would it work?

How quickly can a COVID-19 vaccine be achieved, and how would it work?

June 26, 2020

Interview with Stephen Thomas, MD, chief of infectious disease at Upstate


How a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed

How a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed

June 19, 2020

Interview with vaccine expert Stephen Thomas, MD, chief of infectious disease at Upstate


Army Reserve colonel from Upstate details care of COVID-19 patients in New York City

Army Reserve colonel from Upstate details care of COVID-19 patients in New York City

June 18, 2020

Interview with Upstate nurse practitioner Patricia Goodyear, who is a colonel in the Army Reserve


Dealing with cancer and a pandemic; an update on ticks as warm weather arrives: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dealing with cancer and a pandemic; an update on ticks as warm weather arrives: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

Interview with Upstate cancer specialist Sam Benjamin, MD, and Upstate researcher Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, an expert in tick-borne diseases


What to expect from this year's tick season, and some prevention tips

What to expect from this year's tick season, and some prevention tips

June 18, 2020

Interview with Upstate researcher Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, an expert on tick-borne diseases


COVID-19 precautions can be complicated for people with a history of cancer

COVID-19 precautions can be complicated for people with a history of cancer

June 12, 2020

Interview with medical oncologist Sam Benjamin, MD, from the Upstate Cancer Center


When patients with COVID need physical therapy; pandemic's death rates for people with disabilities; helping kids stressed by events: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 14, 2020

When patients with COVID need physical therapy; pandemic's death rates for people with disabilities; helping kids stressed by events: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 12, 2020

Interviews with doctor of physical therapy Zachary Boswell; researchers Margaret Turk, MD, and Scott Landes, PhD; and child psychologist Anne Reagan, PsyD


COVID-19 death rates higher for those with intellectual, developmental disabilities

COVID-19 death rates higher for those with intellectual, developmental disabilities

June 12, 2020

Interview with Upstate's Margaret Turk, MD, and Syracuse University's Scott Landes, PhD


How to help kids cope with stressful times

How to help kids cope with stressful times

June 12, 2020

Interview with Upstate child psychologist Anne Reagan, PsyD


COVID-19 and intensive care; tracking social distancing; domestic violence in a pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 7, 2020

COVID-19 and intensive care; tracking social distancing; domestic violence in a pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 7, 2020

June 5, 2020

Interviews with critical care specialist Jim Sexton, MD; public health expert Christopher Morley, PhD; and Randi Bregman from Vera House and pediatrician Ann Botash, MD, from the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center


Some COVID-19 survivors require physical therapy as they recover

Some COVID-19 survivors require physical therapy as they recover

June 4, 2020

Interview with Zachary Boswell, a doctor of physical therapy at Upstate


Emergency preparedness basics; contact tracing explained; why well-child checkups matter: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 31, 2020

Emergency preparedness basics; contact tracing explained; why well-child checkups matter: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 29, 2020

Interviews with Emergency Management Director Chris Dunham, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Indu Gupta, MD, and pediatrician Steven Blatt, MD


Researchers use cellphone data to measure Central New Yorkers' social distancing

Researchers use cellphone data to measure Central New Yorkers' social distancing

May 27, 2020

Interview with Upstate public health expert Christopher Morley, PhD


Analyzing a rare syndrome in children; how the pandemic hits other countries; psychological impact of the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 24, 2020

Analyzing a rare syndrome in children; how the pandemic hits other countries; psychological impact of the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 24, 2020

May 22, 2020

Interviews with pediatric infectious disease specialist Jana Shaw, MD; scientists Anna Stewart-Ibarra, PhD, and Avriel Diaz; and psychologist Rich O'Neill, PhD


Critical care specialists oversee treatment for the sickest COVID-19 patients

Critical care specialists oversee treatment for the sickest COVID-19 patients

May 21, 2020

Interview with Jim Sexton, MD, a critical care specialist at Upstate


What is the role of a contact tracer?

What is the role of a contact tracer?

May 21, 2020

Interview with Onondaga County Health Commissioner Indu Gupta, MD


Domestic abuse likely underreported during pandemic, experts say

Domestic abuse likely underreported during pandemic, experts say

May 21, 2020

Interview with Ann Botash, MD, top photo, Upstate pediatrician and medical director of the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, and Randi Bregman, executive director of Vera House


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