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Course challenges medical students to avoid biases in decision making

Course challenges medical students to avoid biases in decision making

September 11, 2020

Interview with Amy Caruso Brown, MD, associate professor of bioethics and humanities at Upstate


Surgeon explains advantages of different treatments for common heart problems

Surgeon explains advantages of different treatments for common heart problems

September 11, 2020

Interview with Upstate cardiac surgeon Stephen Waterford, MD


Good nutrition in a stressful time; dealing with cancer during the pandemic; support for COVID-19 patients at home: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020

Good nutrition in a stressful time; dealing with cancer during the pandemic; support for COVID-19 patients at home: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020

September 11, 2020

Interviews with Kaushal Nanavati, MD; Sam Benjamin, MD; and Amit Dhamoon, MD, PhD, and nurse Diane Nanno


 COVID-19 patients recovering at home get services, support through special clinic

COVID-19 patients recovering at home get services, support through special clinic

September 11, 2020

Interview with Upstate's Amit Dhamoon, MD, PhD, and nurse Diane Nanno


What to keep in mind when making food choices in lean times

What to keep in mind when making food choices in lean times

September 8, 2020

Interview with Kaushal Nanavati, MD, assistant professor of family medicine at Upstate


How Upstate helped run a pop-up hospital and relieve exhausted medical staffs in COVID-stricken New York City area: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

How Upstate helped run a pop-up hospital and relieve exhausted medical staffs in COVID-stricken New York City area: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

September 2, 2020

Interviews with Christopher Tanski, MD, nurse practitioner Patricia Goodyear, and nurses Rachel Carnicelli and Emery House


A seasonal reminder: Flu vaccine is even more important during COVID-19 pandemic

A seasonal reminder: Flu vaccine is even more important during COVID-19 pandemic

August 28, 2020

Interview with Jarrod Bagatell, MD, medical director of employee and student health at Upstate


A pediatrician’s view of kids returning to school this fall; preventing lead poisoning in children: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

A pediatrician’s view of kids returning to school this fall; preventing lead poisoning in children: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020

August 28, 2020

Interviews with Upstate pediatricians Jana Shaw, MD, and Travis Hobart, MD


Advice for returning to school during the pandemic

Advice for returning to school during the pandemic

August 27, 2020

Interview with Jana Shaw, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Upstate


Prevention is best defense again lead poisoning

Prevention is best defense again lead poisoning

August 27, 2020

Interview with Travis Hobart, MD, medical director of the Central/Eastern New York Lead Poisoning Resource Center


Pandemic-related skin problems; staying well while working from home; helping colleges cope with COVID-19 restrictions: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020

Pandemic-related skin problems; staying well while working from home; helping colleges cope with COVID-19 restrictions: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020

August 20, 2020

Interviews with Upstate's dermatology chief Ramsay Farah, MD; assistant dean of wellness Kaushal Nanavati, MD; and public health experts Telisa Stewart, DrPH, and Alyssa Indelicato


Faces and hands take a beating during pandemic; dermatologist suggests ways to keep them in good shape

Faces and hands take a beating during pandemic; dermatologist suggests ways to keep them in good shape

August 19, 2020

Interview with Upstate dermatology chief Ramsay Farah, MD


Wellness advice for working from home: Set boundaries, make plans, stay engaged

Wellness advice for working from home: Set boundaries, make plans, stay engaged

August 14, 2020

Interview with Upstate assistant professor of family medicine and Assistant Dean of Wellness Kaushal Nanavati, MD


Resources aim to help colleges deal with the pandemic

Resources aim to help colleges deal with the pandemic

August 14, 2020

Interview with Alyssa Indelicato, top photo, and doctor of public health Telisa Stewart, DrPH, both of the Upstate department of public health and preventive medicine


Potential COVID vaccine undergoes testing at Upstate; a way to reduce transplant complications: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020

Potential COVID vaccine undergoes testing at Upstate; a way to reduce transplant complications: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020

August 14, 2020

Interviews with infectious disease chief Stephen Thomas, MD, and Oleh Pankewycz, MD


What's involved, what's expected in the COVID-19 vaccine testing at Upstate

What's involved, what's expected in the COVID-19 vaccine testing at Upstate

August 9, 2020

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


Researching the degeneration of nerves; seeking the possible regeneration of retinas; helping needy women with menstrual supplies: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

Researching the degeneration of nerves; seeking the possible regeneration of retinas; helping needy women with menstrual supplies: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

August 6, 2020

Interviews with Upstate scientist Jessica Henty-Ridilla, PhD; visiting ophthalmology professor Abigail Hackam, PhD; and Upstate students Quinn and Madison Searles


Sleep challenges after a stroke; is mental illness related to violence?; exploring electrical disturbances in the heart and brain: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020

Sleep challenges after a stroke; is mental illness related to violence?; exploring electrical disturbances in the heart and brain: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020

July 31, 2020

Interviews with associate professor of nursing Karen Klingman, PhD, and professor of physical therapy George Fulk, PhD; emeritus professor of psychiatry Ronald Pies, MD; and assistant professor of pharmacology David Auerbach, PhD


What’s known, what’s needed, what’s next in ‘marathon’ effort against pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 26, 2020

What’s known, what’s needed, what’s next in ‘marathon’ effort against pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 26, 2020

July 24, 2020

Interview with epidemiologists Brittany Kmush, PhD, and David Larsen, PhD, of Syracuse University


New formula aims to reduce complications after kidney transplants

New formula aims to reduce complications after kidney transplants

July 22, 2020

Interview with Upstate professor of medicine Oleh Pankewycz, MD


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