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In omicron's shadow, a look at vaccine successes, the variant's patterns, updated guidelines

In omicron's shadow, a look at vaccine successes, the variant's patterns, updated guidelines

January 14, 2022

Interview with Upstate infectious disease expert Stephen Thomas, MD


Public health measures to track and battle virus, variants

Public health measures to track and battle virus, variants

January 11, 2022

Interview with Christopher Morley, PhD, chair of public health at Upstate


What's behind the mental health crisis facing kids, teens; how fertility relates to COVID virus, vaccines: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021

What's behind the mental health crisis facing kids, teens; how fertility relates to COVID virus, vaccines: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021

December 17, 2021

Interviews with chief of pediatrics Gregory Conners, MD, and child psychologist...


   Vaccinating kids under age 12 against COVID-19 -- what to know about dosages, side effects and more

Vaccinating kids under age 12 against COVID-19 -- what to know about dosages, side effects and more

November 5, 2021

Interview with Upstate pediatric infectious disease specialist Joseph...


Dealing with concussion; medical clues from ancient mummies; wellness during a chronic condition: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

Dealing with concussion; medical clues from ancient mummies; wellness during a chronic condition: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021

October 29, 2021

Interviews with rehabilitation psychologist Debbie Spinks, PhD, physician...


COVID-19's effect on lungs; a yellow fever vaccine trial; sleep apnea's stroke warning: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

COVID-19's effect on lungs; a yellow fever vaccine trial; sleep apnea's stroke warning: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

October 15, 2021

Interviews with Upstate's chief of pulmonary and critical care, Dana Savici, MD,...


 Can Egyptian mummies reveal medical lessons for today?

Can Egyptian mummies reveal medical lessons for today?

October 14, 2021

Interview with Upstate researcher and cardiovascular perfusionist Hani Aiash,...


 Volunteers are sought for yellow fever vaccine study

Volunteers are sought for yellow fever vaccine study

October 1, 2021

Interview with Upstate infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino, MD


Ethical challenges of the pandemic; safe sleeping for babies; dealing with ADHD: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

Ethical challenges of the pandemic; safe sleeping for babies; dealing with ADHD: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021

September 30, 2021

Interviews with philosopher and bioethicist L. Syd M. Johnson, PhD,...


Tool helps unlock brain's secrets; explaining COVID booster shots, variants; taking a mental health day: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

Tool helps unlock brain's secrets; explaining COVID booster shots, variants; taking a mental health day: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021

September 24, 2021

Interviews with Upstate neuroscientists Stephen Glatt, PhD, and Jonathan Hess,...


  COVID-19 vaccine boosters: why, when and for whom?

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: why, when and for whom?

September 22, 2021

Interview with Upstate epidemiologist and physician Katie Anderson, MD, PhD


Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease; cutting HIV risk with a daily pill; treating epilepsy with devices, surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

Dealing with inflammatory bowel disease; cutting HIV risk with a daily pill; treating epilepsy with devices, surgery: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

September 17, 2021

Interviews with surgeon Joseph Valentino, MD, education specialist Nicky...


 A lesser-known tick-borne illness; training for public health; a spiritual caregiver for hospital patients: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

A lesser-known tick-borne illness; training for public health; a spiritual caregiver for hospital patients: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

September 10, 2021

Interviews with infectious disease specialist Kristopher Paolino, MD, public...


PrEP: medication that prevents spread of HIV

PrEP: medication that prevents spread of HIV

September 2, 2021

Interview with Nicky Ruszkowski, education specialist in the Upstate department...


Explaining booster shots; testing wastewater for the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

Explaining booster shots; testing wastewater for the coronavirus: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

August 27, 2021

Interviews with Upstate infectious disease specialist Stephen Thomas, MD, and...


Anaplasmosis: a lesser-known disease spread by tick bites

Anaplasmosis: a lesser-known disease spread by tick bites

August 26, 2021

Interview with Upstate infectious disease specialist Kris Paolino, MD


 COVID-19's course and possible future, from an epidemiologist's vantage point

COVID-19's course and possible future, from an epidemiologist's vantage point

August 26, 2021

Interview with epidemiologist Brittany Kmush, PhD, of Syracuse University


Vaccine boosters and third doses: Why they are needed

Vaccine boosters and third doses: Why they are needed

August 23, 2021

Interview with Upstate's Stephen Thomas, MD, a specialist in infectious disease...


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