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Children's book about cancer aims to help friends understand a complex disease

Children's book about cancer aims to help friends understand a complex disease

March 24, 2022

Interview with author and childhood cancer survivor Anne Bramlage, EdD


Breast cancer during her pregnancy presented tough but surmountable challenges

Breast cancer during her pregnancy presented tough but surmountable challenges

October 18, 2021

Interview with Upstate breast care specialist Jayne Charlamb, MD, left, and...


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...


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...


A tragedy leads parents to advocate for preventing unintended medication exposures in children

A tragedy leads parents to advocate for preventing unintended medication exposures in children

March 2, 2020

Interview with Adam and MaryBeth Gillan (shown with their daughter, Maisie) and...


Why life expectancy is dwindling; endometrial cancer explained; exercise's value for people with diabetes: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Why life expectancy is dwindling; endometrial cancer explained; exercise's value for people with diabetes: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

January 10, 2020

Interviews with public health expert Christopher Morley, PhD, chief of...


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


Evolving from cancer patient to cancer survivor; vaping-related health issues: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

Evolving from cancer patient to cancer survivor; vaping-related health issues: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

September 27, 2019


Survivorship is a lifelong phase of cancer care

Survivorship is a lifelong phase of cancer care

September 12, 2019


Kidney cancer: how it is diagnosed and treated, and what it feels like to live with it: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Kidney cancer: how it is diagnosed and treated, and what it feels like to live with it: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, June 2, 2019

May 30, 2019


A psychiatrist copes with - and writes about - kidney cancer

A psychiatrist copes with - and writes about - kidney cancer

May 15, 2019


Perspectives on breast cancer: a nursing officer becomes a patient; simultaneous radiation and surgery; avoiding chemotherapy: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Perspectives on breast cancer: a nursing officer becomes a patient; simultaneous radiation and surgery; avoiding chemotherapy: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 15, 2019


Explaining spinal tumors; active athlete has dealt with cancer, amputation; what child life specialists do: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

Explaining spinal tumors; active athlete has dealt with cancer, amputation; what child life specialists do: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

February 15, 2019


He kept sports in his life after losing a leg to cancer in high school

He kept sports in his life after losing a leg to cancer in high school

February 15, 2019


Finding a mental health care provider; a doctor for the homeless; a case for hospital ethics consultants: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

Finding a mental health care provider; a doctor for the homeless; a case for hospital ethics consultants: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

August 3, 2018


When children, parents, doctors disagree; eyesight restoration research; health risks of low-wage jobs: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

When children, parents, doctors disagree; eyesight restoration research; health risks of low-wage jobs: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017

August 31, 2017


How smoking hurts bone health; effects of community displacement; dealing with family disagreements in end-of-life cases: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 16, 2017

How smoking hurts bone health; effects of community displacement; dealing with family disagreements in end-of-life cases: Upstate Medical University's HealthLink on Air for Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 14, 2017


Bioethicists describe how medical decisions are made when a patient lacks decision-making capacity

Bioethicists describe how medical decisions are made when a patient lacks decision-making capacity

July 14, 2017


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