© 2022 WRVO Public Media
Your Source for NPR News
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

This week: High blood pressure in pregnancy, naloxone and ski helmets

Women who have high blood pressure ideally should seek medical care prior to becoming pregnant, says Dr. John Folk, a clinical associate professor in Upstate's department of obstetrics and gynecology.

He explains that high blood pressure, known as hypertension, can pose risks during pregnancy. He also explains why it's reasonable to expect that a woman can deliver a healthy baby if her high blood pressure is carefully monitored and controlled during pregnancy.

Also on “HealthLink on Air” this week: how to administer naloxone to save someone who has overdosed on opioids, plus how ski helmets can avert brain trauma in children.

Join us on Sunday, December 23 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."