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This week: Vaping illnesses, plant-based diets and graphic medicine

Several hundred cases of e-cigarette vaping related lung injury have been reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from all over the United States, including nearly 50 deaths.

Upstate toxicologist Jeanna Marraffa, assistant clinical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center, discusses the crisis and some of the theories about what is causing it in this week's "HealthLink on Air."

Also on this week's show, registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin talks about the benefits and limitations of eating a plant-based diet. And, English professor Elizabeth Donaldson explains how health care and comics are linked in the field of graphic medicine. Tune in this Sunday, December 15 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."