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  • This week on Healthlink on Air, philosopher and bioethicist L. Syd Johnson addresses vaccine mandates and other ethical issues tied to the pandemic. Pediatricians Alicia Pekarsky and Erin Hanley tell how to create a safe sleep environment for your infant, and why sleeping with your baby can be so dangerous. And neuroscience professor Stephen Faraone explains what parents can do if they think their child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • This week on HealthLink on Air: Neuroscientists Stephen Glatt and Jonathan Hess go over their BrainGenie tool and how it is improving research into brain disorders including mental illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Katie Anderson provides practical advice about COVID-19 boosters, emerging variants and how much longer COVID-19 testing is likely to be a part of our lives. And, Dr. Kaushal Nanavati talks about how to spend a mental health day. Listen this Sunday, September 26 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.
  • This week on HealthLink on Air: Surgeon Joseph Valentino explains how inflammatory bowel disease is diagnosed and treated. Education specialist Nicky Ruszkowski tells about pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce HIV transmission. And neurologist Shahram Izadyar goes over how surgery and neurostimulators can help adults with epilepsy. Listen this Sunday, September 19 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.
  • Dr. Kristopher Paolino discusses the tick-borne disease, anaplasmosis. Professor Christopher Morley tells about the popularity of public health professions during the pandemic. Rabbi Irvin Beigel shares his experiences in spiritual care.
  • Upstate psychiatrist Robert Gregory tells about a suicide prevention program that's now available to young teens. Upstate neurologist Shahram Izadyar gives an overview of epilepsy. Syracuse University epidemiologist Brittany Kmush talks about the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Upstate Medical University infectious disease specialist Stephen Thomas explains why COVID-19 booster shots are recommended. Syracuse University environmental epidemiologist Dave Larsen discusses the value of wastewater surveillance during the pandemic.
  • Public health experts, Telisa Stewart and Chris Morley discuss the surge of the coronavirus delta variant. Pediatric infectious disease specialist Jana Shaw tells how unvaccinated students can return to school safely. Endocrinologist Ruth Weinstock shares a study on complications from type 2 diabetes.
  • Nephrologist Stephen Knohl gives an overview of kidney stones. Geriatrician Andrea Berg talks about sleep problems in seniors. Pulmonologist Birendra Sah discusses what's important to know about sarcoidosis.
  • Infectious disease chief, Dr. Elizabeth Asiago-Reddy discusses the coronavirus delta variant. Gynecologist Renee Mestad tells about a new non-hormonal method of birth control for women. And thoracic surgery chief, Dr. Jason Wallen addresses lung cancer.
  • Upstate scientist Jessica Henty-Ridilla tells about her research into neurodegeneration. Psychiatrist Ronald Pies discusses mental health's possible relationship to violence, including mass shootings. Pharmacology researcher David Auerbach explains his investigation into electrical disturbances in the brain and the heart.