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This week: Seasonal affective disorder remedies, and a look back at viral pandemics

A physician with a background in public health teamed up with her daughter who is an academic historian of science and medicine to write a book called “Viral Pandemics from Smallpox to Covid-19.”

Dr. Rae-Ellen Kavey is a pediatric cardiologist who earlier in her career was part of the Upstate Medical University faculty. Her daughter, Allison Kavey is a professor in the history department and graduate center at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In this "HealthLink on Air" interview, they provide an overview of what society has learned from pandemics over the centuries.

Also on the show, Dr. Kaushal Nanavati talks about how to minimize seasonal affective disorder. And a vision researcher explains her work on retinal regeneration and gene therapy. Listen this Sunday, January 4 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.