This week: Epilepsy treatment, inflammatory bowel disease and HIV
Sometimes medications to treat epilepsy are not completely effective in controlling seizures. Neurologist Shahram Izadyar, who cares for adults with epilepsy at Upstate University Hospital, discusses surgical options and the use of neurostimulators in this "HealthLink on Air" interview.
Izadyar answers questions potential patients would likely ask and tells which people would be good candidates for the procedures.
Also on the program, Dr. Joseph Valentino discusses inflammatory bowel diseases including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. He goes over the symptoms and tests that may be used for diagnosis. Medications can treat the conditions, but surgery is also an option for some patients. Valentino is an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate.
And, education specialist Nicky Ruszkowski tells about pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce HIV transmission.
Listen this Sunday, September 19 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for more.