HealthLink on Air en This week: reducing complications in diabetes <p>The sharp reduction in diabetic complications is encouraging news for more than 21 million Americans who have been diagnosed with the disease. Federal researchers recently showed about 2/3 fewer heart attacks, 50 percent fewer strokes and amputations, and 30 percent fewer incidents of kidney failure among people with diabetes over the past two decades.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:42:05 +0000 HealthLink on Air 56612 at This week: new research in kidney cancer <p>According to research published in Urologic Oncology, some kidney cancer patients have better long-term survival odds when part of the kidney is removed, compared to patients who have the entire organ removed.</p><p>We'll discuss the findings and other treatment options for people with kidney cancer. More than 65,000 Americans were diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2013.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:14:22 +0000 HealthLink on Air 55176 at Coming up this week: nurse practitioners seek independence <p>We'll take on the controversy surrounding the independence of nurse practitioners. Should they be allowed to practice independently? The deans of Upstate Medical University's college of Medicine and Nursing discuss.</p><p>"The concerns that have been expressed is that they may not have had the same depth and breadth as physician training does,” says Dr. David Duggan, College of Medicine dean. “But the key, for anyone, is to know their limits and to know what is in the best interest of their patient and when their patient needs to get additional care.”</p><p>Hear more Sunday at 9 p.m.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:55:22 +0000 HealthLink Staff 53412 at