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This week: Virtual visits, dietary sugar, CVT stroke

Some medical practices were experimenting with virtual medical visits -- using a smartphone, a tablet or other electronic device -- as a convenience before the pandemic, but the public health crisis has accelerated the use of these visits as a necessity. 

Dr. Caitlin Sgarlat Deluca is a pediatric rheumatologist at Upstate who also serves as an information technology physician. She discusses the technology required for virtual visits, how to prepare for them and how they affect the physician-patient relationship in this week's "HealthLink on Air." 

Also on the show, Dr. Kaushal Nanavati explains what's good and bad about sugar in our diets. And, Dr. Fadar Oliver Otite discusses a type of stroke called a cerebral venous thrombosis. Listen this Sunday, February 14 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.