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Upstate's "HealthLink on Air" radio show for Sunday, July 10, 2022

Purple heroin hits the streets; dial 9-8-8 for suicide prevention hotline; treating hip fractures

WRVO public media 99.9 FM part of NPREmergency physician and toxicologist Ross Sullivan, MD, urges caution about purple heroin, a street drug appearing in Central New York. Cheryl Giarrusso from Contact Community Services talks about the new 9-8-8 phone number for the national suicide prevention hotline. Geriatrics chief Sharon Brangman, MD, and nurse Lia Fischi tell about a new way of caring for seniors with simple hip fractures.