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HealthLink radio show joins WRVO public media

WRVO logoUpstate Medical University's hour-long "HealthLink on Air" program joins WRVO Public Media's Sunday evening lineup from 9 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 26 .

Registered dietitian Terry Podolak provides the Healthy Eats segment.

Registered dietitian Terry Podolak provides the "Healthy Eats" segment.

WRVO -- part of the National Public Radio digital network -- can be heard from Cortland to Watertown, and Utica to Geneva. Its station is headquartered on the SUNY Oswego campus. Partnering with Upstate, also part of the State University of New York, allows the two schools to engage in what SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, PhD calls “systemness.”

"HealthLink on Air" is one way that Upstate educates and informs the Central New York community on matters of health, medicine and science. Since launching in 2006, "HealthLink" has showcased hundreds of experts from the academic medical center, the Syracuse community and beyond, creating a treasure trove of archived interviews.

Among the topics: what to expect from weight loss surgery; how new techniques are allowing doctors to personalize cancer care; why you should be concerned about whooping cough, and hepatitis C; and many, many more. "HealthLink" also features regular guest segments, including:

psychologist Rich O'Neill's "Check Up From the Neck Up,"

Dr. Donna Bacchi's "Public Health Today,"

Dr. Derek Cooney's "What's Your Emergency?"

Registered dietitian Terry Podolak's "Healthy Eats,"

Dr. Richard Cantor's "Peds to Parents"

and bioethics and humanities professor Deirdre Neilen's "Healing Muse."

Richard Cantor, MD is interviewed about how to keep children safe this summer in the Peds to Parents segment.

Richard Cantor, MD is interviewed about how to keep children safe this summer in the "Peds to Parents" segment.

“We are thrilled to make this program available to the WRVO audience and to partner with another SUNY campus,” said Leah Caldwell, interim director of marketing for Upstate. Previously "HealthLink" aired Sunday mornings on WSYR FM Newsradio 106.9.

The program's producer is Amber Smith, a veteran newspaper journalist who covered health and medicine for The Post-Standard for 23 years before joining Upstate. Linda Cohen serves as host of "HealthLink on Air," and a dedicated team from SUNY Upstate's Educational Communications and Marketing departments provides technical services.

You can make suggestions for "HealthLink on Air" segments via email at [email protected]

Tune in 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays on WRVO, on these channels:

89.9 FM & HD Oswego/Syracuse

Deirdre Neilen, PhD provides a weekly Healing Muse segment.

Deirdre Neilen, PhD provides a weekly "Healing Muse" segment.

90.3 FM & HD2 Syracuse

91.7 FM & 99.9 Watertown

90.1 FM & 92.3 FM Hamilton

91.9 FM Utica

90.5 FM Cortland

90.7 FM Geneva

89.9 Norwich