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COVID shots for tots; summer burn hazards; online gambling addiction risks; aging parents and car keys: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 3, 2022

COVID shots for tots; summer burn hazards; online gambling addiction risks; aging parents and car keys: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 3, 2022

July 1, 2022

Interviews with Jana Shaw, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist; Tamara...


Purple heroin is a new danger on the streets of Central New York

Purple heroin is a new danger on the streets of Central New York

June 10, 2022

Interview with Ross Sullivan, MD, director of medical toxicology at Upstate


Diabetes and COVID; physical therapy for cystic fibrosis; avoiding smartphone addiction: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 5, 2022

Diabetes and COVID; physical therapy for cystic fibrosis; avoiding smartphone addiction: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 5, 2022

June 3, 2022

Interviews with chief of pediatric endocrinology Roberto Izquierdo, MD, physical...


Examining job-related diseases; effects of marijuana edibles; showing compassion: Upstate's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 15, 2022

Examining job-related diseases; effects of marijuana edibles; showing compassion: Upstate's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 15, 2022

May 13, 2022

Interviews with occupational health physician Michael Lax, MD; toxicologist...


Explaining fentanyl and its dangers; the human genome project's significance; signs of concussion: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 1, 2022

Explaining fentanyl and its dangers; the human genome project's significance; signs of concussion: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, May 1, 2022

April 28, 2022

Interviews with toxicologist Vincent Calleo, MD, neuroscientist Stephen Glatt,...


 The drug fentanyl, showing up in street drugs, is causing overdoses, deaths

The drug fentanyl, showing up in street drugs, is causing overdoses, deaths

April 22, 2022

Interview with Vincent Calleo, MD, medical director of the Upstate New York...


 A gambling addiction is not a sure bet, but there are warning signs to watch for with online sports betting

A gambling addiction is not a sure bet, but there are warning signs to watch for with online sports betting

April 22, 2022

Interview with Upstate psychiatrist Sunny Aslam, MD


What the Upstate New York Poison Center does; a workplace perspective on opioid misuse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022

What the Upstate New York Poison Center does; a workplace perspective on opioid misuse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022

December 29, 2021

Interviews with Vincent Calleo, MD, medical director of the Upstate New York...


Ideas for battling opioid misuse at the workplace level

Ideas for battling opioid misuse at the workplace level

December 10, 2021

Interview with Jeanette Zoeckler, PhD, director of preventive services for...


Drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemic

Drug overdose deaths rise during the pandemic

December 7, 2020

Interview with Ross Sullivan, MD, director of medical toxicology at Upstate


Upstate nurses help a hard-hit downstate hospital; treating substance use issues in a pandemic; how attitude relates to finance: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday. April 26, 2020

Upstate nurses help a hard-hit downstate hospital; treating substance use issues in a pandemic; how attitude relates to finance: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday. April 26, 2020

April 24, 2020

Interviews with nurses Emery House and Rachel Carnicelli, nurse practitioner...


Pandemic creates additional challenges for those being treated for substance use

Pandemic creates additional challenges for those being treated for substance use

April 21, 2020

Interview with John Ringhisen, a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Upstate


Testicular problems; smartphone addiction; dementia research: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Testicular problems; smartphone addiction; dementia research: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 8, 2020

March 5, 2020

Interviews with pediatric urologist Anthony Tracey, MD, psychiatric nurse...


What to make of the coronavirus outbreak; vaping's dangers and common drugs of abuse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

What to make of the coronavirus outbreak; vaping's dangers and common drugs of abuse: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

January 31, 2020

Interviews with Stephen Thomas, MD, infectious disease chief at Upstate, and...


Testing a possible drug for Alzheimer's disease; preparing for emergencies; explaining vaping-related illness, risks: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

Testing a possible drug for Alzheimer's disease; preparing for emergencies; explaining vaping-related illness, risks: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

October 11, 2019


Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines; addiction crisis update; a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

Focus on opioids: painkiller guidelines; addiction crisis update; a firsthand account of dependency: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019

October 4, 2019


Mysterious, deadly lung disease tied to vaping

Mysterious, deadly lung disease tied to vaping

October 3, 2019


How a bioethicist broke his dependence on opioids - and what it taught him about the U.S. health care system

How a bioethicist broke his dependence on opioids - and what it taught him about the U.S. health care system

September 20, 2019


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