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'It's not a sprint': Epidemiologists discuss the marathon efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic

'It's not a sprint': Epidemiologists discuss the marathon efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic

July 20, 2020

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


Sleep is important during recovery from stroke, researchers say

Sleep is important during recovery from stroke, researchers say

July 20, 2020

Interview with associate professor of nursing Karen Klingman, PhD, and professor of physical therapy George Fulk, PhD


Scientist hopes study of electrical disturbances in the heart and brain could lead to new therapies

Scientist hopes study of electrical disturbances in the heart and brain could lead to new therapies

July 20, 2020

Interview with Upstate research scientist David Auerbach, PhD


Don't look for motives in mass killings; focus on mental health, says psychiatrist

Don't look for motives in mass killings; focus on mental health, says psychiatrist

July 17, 2020

Interview with Ronald Pies, MD, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Upstate


Dealing with angst; a dramatic recovery from COVID-19; a possible new hazard from vaping: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 19, 2020

Dealing with angst; a dramatic recovery from COVID-19; a possible new hazard from vaping: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 19, 2020

July 17, 2020

Interviews with Upstate clinical psychologist Jennifer Rapke, PsyD; Canastota farmer Travis Duffy; and Upstate medical students Michelle Gorbonosov and Kiah McArthur


Living with a brain injury; common foot problems; advice on eating well from a nutrition expert: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Living with a brain injury; common foot problems; advice on eating well from a nutrition expert: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 12, 2020

July 10, 2020

Interviews with brain injury specialists Lauren Westby and Joanne Scandale, PhD; assistant professor of physical therapy Christopher Neville, PhD; and registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin


Teen angst -- a problem in normal times -- may be heightened by pandemic

Teen angst -- a problem in normal times -- may be heightened by pandemic

July 8, 2020

Interview with Upstate clinical psychologist Jennifer Rapke, PsyD


Canastota farmer shares how he survived tough bout with COVID-19

Canastota farmer shares how he survived tough bout with COVID-19

July 2, 2020

Interview with Travis Duffy, who was hospitalized for nearly a month with COVID-19


Study to examine COVID-19 households; Upstate nurse practitioner recounts caring for COVID-19 patients in thick of New York City pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 5, 2020

Study to examine COVID-19 households; Upstate nurse practitioner recounts caring for COVID-19 patients in thick of New York City pandemic: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 5, 2020

July 2, 2020

Interview with Upstate epidemiologist Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, and Upstate nurse practitioner Patricia Goodyear, who is also a colonel in the Army Reserve


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


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