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This week: Weight loss surgery, aspirin advice, finding trustworthy information

Many people take an aspirin a day to prevent a heart attack or stroke. But this long-established practice might change in the wake of recent recommendations by a group of doctors on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Cardiologist Debanik Chaudhuri explains how aspirin use has evolved and what steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke in this episode of "HealthLink on Air." Chaudhuri is chief of cardiology and an assistant professor of medicine at Upstate.

Also on this week's show, people struggling with obesity may wonder if a surgical option is right for them. Surgeon Lauren Rabach explains the different types of bariatric surgery available and what patients can expect before and after the operation. Rabach leads the metabolic and bariatric surgery program at Upstate.

And, have you ever wondered where to find reliable health information online? Olivia Tsistinas offers guidelines for evaluating websites and the information found there. Tsistinas is an associate librarian at the Health Sciences Library at Upstate.

Listen to Healthlink on Air every Sunday at 6 a.m. on WRVO.

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