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  • Infectious disease chief Elizabeth Asiago Reddy provides a monkeypox update. Neurosurgeon Harish Babu describes how regenerative neural cell therapy might help adults with epilepsy. Neurologist Eufrosina Young discusses at-home pulmonary function testing for patients with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Hanan Goldberg explains how aquablation can treat enlarged prostates. Pediatric infectious disease expert Joe Domachowske provides COVID guidelines for kids returning to school. And public health professor Chris Morley discusses the reliability of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19.
  • How an institutional review board works and what it reviews by IRB Administrator Michelle Saya, Upstate neurologist and sleep specialist Antonio Culebras explores the connection between COVID, long-COVID and insomnia, and Upstate Cancer Center’s registered dietitian nutritionist, Katie Krawczyk, shares a recipe for crustless mini-quiches that are good for anyone, anytime.
  • Microbiologist Eain Murphy shares his research into herpes and Alzheimer's disease. Upstate New York Poison Center medical director, Dr. Vince Calleo discusses a huge spike in the number of calls about children and teens ingesting marijuana edibles. And bioethicist Rachel Fabi provides tips for solving crossword puzzles.
  • Hand surgeon Brian Harley goes over diagnosis and treatment of arthritis of the hands. Pediatrician Manika Surydevara explains who should consider an HPV vaccination. Urologic oncologist Joseph Jacob talks about options for bladder repair or reconstruction.
  • Pediatrician Jenica O'Malley discusses the recent updates to developmental milestones for babies and children. Oncologist Merima Ramovic explains how checkpoint inhibitors treat cancer. And Upstate chaplain Brigid Dunn shares how Schwartz Rounds help health care providers stay connected.
  • Vincent Calleo, MD, medical director of the Upstate New York Poison Center, urges caution in giving melatonin to young children. Pediatric oncologist Gloria Kennedy, MD, talks about the role of genetics in childhood cancers. Registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Krawczyk shares a recipe for a healthier macaroni and cheese. Psychiatrist Nayla Khoury explores ways to reduce anxiety.
  • Nurse administrator Diane Nanno describes the Hospital at Home program, where patients recover at home. Anne Messenger tells about her experience with Lyme disease and the formation of the Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance. Program manager Wendy Hunt, from Upstate's mobile health unit with mammography, the "mammo van," tells how to prepare for a mammogram. Psychiatrist Christopher Lucas, MD, advises on how to limit one's cellphone use.
  • Graduate student Deanna Clemmer shares fun science experiments kids can do at home; she works in the laboratory of Harry E. Taylor. Biochemist/molecular biologist Wenyi Feng provides a brief explanation of the importance of DNA in our bodies. And stroke neurologist Hesham Masoud, MD, offers points to consider before visiting a marijuana dispensary.
  • Emergency physician and toxicologist Ross Sullivan urges caution about purple heroin on the streets of central New York. Cheryl Giarrusso from Contact Community Services talks about the new 9-8-8 phone number for the national suicide prevention hotline. Dr. Sharon Brangman and nurse Lia Fischi tell about a new way of caring for seniors with simple hip fractures.