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This week: Suicide prevention, epilepsy and the pandemic's course

A recovery-based suicide prevention program that has had great success at Upstate is expanding to include 14- and 15-year-olds. Psychiatrist Robert Gregory explains why and how the program is designed to work in this episode of "HealthLink on Air." He’s a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences who developed Dynamic Deconstructive Psychotherapy, which is used in the prevention program. The phone number for referrals to the program is 315-464-3117.

Also on the show this week, neurologist Shahram Izadyar, who cares for adults with epilepsy at Upstate University Hospital, provides an overview of epilepsy and how it is diagnosed. He also goes over common treatment options.

And, an expert in studying the spread of disease discusses the course of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of vaccines. Brittany Kmush, an epidemiologist at Syracuse University's Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, talks about how human behavior has affected COVID-19 transmission and the disease's likely course this fall and winter in central New York.

Listen this Sunday, September 5 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.

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