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This week: Pancreatitis, bone health and literature

Diseases of the pancreas, such as pancreatitis, can bring debilitating pain and sometimes lead to cancer. Dr. Nuri Ozden, an interventional gastroenterologist, discusses the function of the pancreas, diseases that affect it, and he previews Upstate University Hospital's planned pancreatic islet transplant program.

One of his patients, Jane Cross, offers a personal view of pancreas disease. She chairs the New York State Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation.

Also on this week's show: provides 10 steps to better bone health, and the new edition of The Healing Muse literary journal.

Join us on WRVO this Sunday for HealthLink on Air. Tune in at 6 a.m. or 9 p.m.