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This week: hernias, exercise for children and emergency preparedness

Hernias can be dangerous and should be evaluated by a medical professional, but not all require a surgical repair, says Dr. Moustafa Hassan, director of acute care surgery at Upstate University Hospital.

Hernias are weak spots where an internal organ bulges through muscle or tissue. They commonly occur in the groin, called inguinal hernias. Incisional hernias may develop at the site of previous surgery.

This week, Hassan describes how hernias are evaluated, the multidisciplinary approach used to determine hernia treatment, and what patients can expect from an operation to repair a hernia.

Also on this week’s show: the exercise needs of children, and how individuals and families can stay prepared for disasters.

Join us this Sunday, November 13, for "HealthLink on Air" at 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.