This week: Anaplasmosis, public health and spiritual care
Lyme disease is not the only tick-borne illness that threatens central New Yorkers who enjoy the outdoors. In this episode of "HealthLink on Air," Dr. Kris Paolino, an assistant professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at Upstate, tells about anaplasmosis. Early in the summer of 2021, the state Health Department reported seven confirmed cases of anaplasmosis in Onondaga County, a marked increase in cases over the past five years. Paolino explains reasons for the increase, symptoms to be aware of, diagnosis and treatment -- along with some tips for preventing tick bites.
Also on the show, professor Christopher Morley tells about the increasing popularity of public health professions during the pandemic. He is the chair of Upstate's department of public health and preventive medicine.
And Rabbi Irvin Beigel shares experience from his 17 years of offering spiritual care at Upstate University Hospital.
Listen this Sunday, September 12 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.