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This week: Pre-operative physicals, diabetes and cervical cancer

Before they operate, surgeons generally ask patients to undergo a pre-operative physical. Dr. Zachary Shepherd explains why and what is involved in this "HealthLink on Air" episode.

Shepherd, an assistant professor of medicine who specializes in internal medicine at Upstate, covers what tests are likely to be done, what concerns may arise and why he reviews each person's medications.

Also on this week's episode, Dr. Ruth Weinstock talks about the potential link between COVID-19 and diabetes. She is Upstate's chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. And, Dr. Allison Roy discusses cervical cancer. Listen this Sunday, March 7 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.