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This week: Kidney transplants, sensitive pediatric visits, stroke care

Some 37 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease, and for those with end-stage renal disease, the only two treatment options are dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Dr. Mark Laftavi, a professor of surgery and interim chief of transplant services at Upstate, talks about the value of kidney transplants and how the best kidneys for transplant come from living donors in this “HealthLink on Air” interview.

Also on this week’s show, Dr. Beth Nelsen talks about how pediatricians handle sensitive issues with their patients. And, Dr. Hesham Masoud and nurse Liz Keesler explain how stroke neurologists extend their expertise into the rural areas of central New York. Tune in at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 for more.