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Stay up to date with the latest news on the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. We'll post regular updates from NPR and regional news from the WRVO newsroom. You can also find updates on our live blog.

This week: Pandemic overdose deaths, and prostate cancer overview

The number of deaths from opioid overdoses doubled in Onondaga County the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.

In this "HealthLink on Air" interview, Dr. Ross Sullivan discusses some of the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and their impact on people with substance use disorder. He also explains how care is still available. Sullivan is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Upstate and the director of medical toxicology.

Also on this week's program, urologist Joseph Jacob provides an overview of prostate cancer, including how it's diagnosed and most often treated, along with his ideas about prevention. Listen this Sunday, December 20 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.