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This week: Labor pain relief, teen anxiety, infant 'tummy time'

Women giving birth at Upstate University Hospital's Family Birth Center now have the option of using nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, to help control labor pain. Nurse manager Laurie Fegley explains on “HealthLink on Air” how the gas works and how it compares with epidural pain relief. She also tells about the private birthing rooms with whirlpool tubs that make up the Family Birth Center, located at Upstate's Community campus.

Also this week: rising anxiety levels in teens, and a study on the benefits of "tummy time" for infants.

Tune in this Sunday, December 17 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."