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This week: Headaches, summer poison precautions, music

About 1,000 new cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed in the United States each year, and more than 75 percent of those cases are diagnosed before a patient turns 2 years old. More than half of the population of people with cystic fibrosis, or CF, are 18 years or older, and the life expectancy has increased dramatically in recent years.

Dr. Chris Fortner is optimistic about a new medication. He explains what life is like for people who have CF, a degenerative genetic disease, and what sorts of therapies are helpful on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

Also on the show, Upstate New York Poison Center experts Michele Caliva and Lee Livermore share tips for a safe summer, and Drs. Trevor Scudamore and Mark Wiener tell how music can be used to calm agitated patients. Tune in Sunday, June 30 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.