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This week: How theater arts help doctors communicate, and why strokes are affecting young people

Doctors who are doing their residency training at Upstate University Hospital have the chance to improve their communication skills with the help of a professor of drama at nearby Syracuse University.

Through a program called "Education Through Theater Arts," the new doctors learn techniques to help them present their authentic selves when they care for patients. Stephen Knohl, MD, a professor of medicine and residency program director at Upstate, teams with Stephen Cross, a professor of drama at SU, to discuss the program on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

Also on the show, stroke neurologist, Dr. Hesham Masoud discusses the rise in numbers of young people having strokes. Tune in Sunday, April 7 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.