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Dating back centuries, ketogenic diet is used to treat children with epilepsy

Dating back centuries, ketogenic diet is used to treat children with epilepsy

March 9, 2021

Interview with Upstate pediatric neurologist Nicole Brescia, MD


Upstate scientist explains HIV, the coronavirus and efforts to fight them

Upstate scientist explains HIV, the coronavirus and efforts to fight them

March 9, 2021

Interview with HIV researcher Harry E. Taylor, PhD, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Upstate


 How the pandemic impacted cancer screenings

How the pandemic impacted cancer screenings

March 9, 2021

Interview with Laura Schad, executive coordinator of the department of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate


Checkups before surgery; diabetes and COVID-19; a look at cervical cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 7, 2021

Checkups before surgery; diabetes and COVID-19; a look at cervical cancer: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 7, 2021

March 5, 2021

Interviews with internist Zachary Shepherd, MD; chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD; and gynecologist Allison Roy, MD


A look at how heart disease affects women and how they can reduce their risk

A look at how heart disease affects women and how they can reduce their risk

February 26, 2021

Interview with Upstate cardiologists Amy Tucker, MD, and Theresa Waters, DO


How heart disease affects women and how to minimize its risk

How heart disease affects women and how to minimize its risk

February 26, 2021

Interview with Upstate cardiologists Amy Tucker, MD, left, and Theresa Waters, DO


Deciphering COVID-19's complicated relationship with diabetes

Deciphering COVID-19's complicated relationship with diabetes

February 18, 2021

Interview with Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Upstate and head of the Joslin Diabetes Center


 Cervical cancer, its treatment and the role of HPV

Cervical cancer, its treatment and the role of HPV

February 18, 2021

Interview with Allison Roy, MD, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Upstate


The pandemic's uneven effects across racial groups; historical echoes of personal freedom vs. public health: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

The pandemic's uneven effects across racial groups; historical echoes of personal freedom vs. public health: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021

February 18, 2021

Interviews with Upstate Chief Diversity Officer Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD, and Syracuse University doctoral student Haejoo Kim


Numbers help illustrate the pandemic's uneven effects across racial groups

Numbers help illustrate the pandemic's uneven effects across racial groups

February 17, 2021

Interview with Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD, orthopedic surgeon and chief diversity officer at Upstate


Concept of 'medical liberty' stirred emotions in 19th-century Britain as well as in modern-day America

Concept of 'medical liberty' stirred emotions in 19th-century Britain as well as in modern-day America

February 17, 2021

Interview with Haejoo Kim, a PhD candidate at Syracuse University


How much sugar to consume; virtual doctor's visits; a rare type of stroke: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

How much sugar to consume; virtual doctor's visits; a rare type of stroke: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

February 12, 2021

Interviews with Assistant Dean of wellness Kaushal Nanavati, MD, pediatric rheumatologist Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, and neurologist Fadar Oliver Otite, MD


Expect this type of physical before an operation

Expect this type of physical before an operation

February 10, 2021

Interview with internist Zachary Shepherd, MD


 How much sugar should be in your diet?

How much sugar should be in your diet?

February 10, 2021

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


Cerebral venous thrombosis strokes are becoming more prevalent, though still rare

Cerebral venous thrombosis strokes are becoming more prevalent, though still rare

February 10, 2021

Interview with neurologist Fadar Oliver Otite, MD


Dealing with retinal injuries; preparing children for surgery; kidney dialysis for kids: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

Dealing with retinal injuries; preparing children for surgery; kidney dialysis for kids: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021

February 5, 2021

Interviews with ophthalmologist Amir Yazdanyar, MD, PhD, pediatric surgeon Michaela "Mikki" Kollisch, MD, and pediatric nephrologist Scott Schurman, MD


 What to expect and what to do when a retina is torn or detached

What to expect and what to do when a retina is torn or detached

January 29, 2021

Interview with Upstate ophthalmologist Amir Yazdanyar, MD, PhD


A biographer looks at pioneering physician Elizabeth Blackwell; doctors-to-be reflect on Blackwell and their med school experience: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

A biographer looks at pioneering physician Elizabeth Blackwell; doctors-to-be reflect on Blackwell and their med school experience: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021

January 29, 2021

Interviews with biographer Janice Nimura and Upstate medical students Neelima Dosakayala and Sruti Akula


 Virtual medical visits keep patients connected with physicians during pandemic -- and offer glimpse of future

Virtual medical visits keep patients connected with physicians during pandemic -- and offer glimpse of future

January 29, 2021

Interview with Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca, DO, a pediatric rheumatologist and information technology physician at Upstate


Author of new Blackwell biography shares details about the groundbreaking Upstate graduate

Author of new Blackwell biography shares details about the groundbreaking Upstate graduate

January 28, 2021

Interview with Janice Nimura, author of a new biography of the sisters Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell. Elizabeth Blackwell is an Upstate alumna and became America's first female physician.


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