This week: health care from the 1950s, stroke survivor support groups and more

Jun 11, 2015

James Abbott, Thomas Campbell and James Rosenberg, three former chief executives of Syracuse's public hospital, describe the challenges they faced from the 1950s to the 1990s on this week’s show. 

They helped shape health care as it underwent a revolution in the 20th century, including new technologies and quicker, less invasive surgeries. Despite all the changes, Abbott, Campbell and Rosenberg believe the fundamental task of hospitals hasn’t changed -- keeping the patients comfortable and treating them with humanity.

Also on this week's show: details of the emergency medical care provided to those suffering the effects of synthetic marijuana, and the value of support groups for survivors of stroke.