This week: COVID-19 symptoms, coping with stress, senior concerns
Dr. Sharon Brangman is telling her patients to stay home, especially if they are in their 80s, to help reduce their risk of exposure to coronavirus.
She's the chief of geriatrics at Upstate, and on this "HealthLink on Air" episode she explains that our immune systems deteriorate as we age, making older people more vulnerable to this and other viruses.
In this interview, she talks about ways to help prevent feelings of isolation and how to help seniors get through this pandemic.
Also on the program, Dr. Katie Anderson goes over the symptoms of COVID-19. She's an infectious disease epidemiologist. And, Dr. Kaushal Nanavati talks about coping during a crisis. He is a doctor of family medicine and the director of integrative medicine at Upstate. Listen this Sunday, March 22 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."