Dengue fever

This week: sleep disorders, opioids and Zika research

Sep 28, 2016

Thirty to 50 percent of adults have a sleep disorder, whether they know it or not. Many suffer without seeking treatment.

These disorders -- insomnia, restless leg syndrome, jet lag -- can worsen other health issues, like blood pressure, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, says Karen Klingman, PhD, an associate professor of nursing at Upstate University Hospital. Klingman specializes in sleep disorders.

This week on HealthLink on Air: Dr. Scott Van Valkenburg discusses common foot problems -- plus, discussion on hot flashes and heart disease in women.

Also on the show, central New Yorkers have an opportunity to participate in a study designed to help find a vaccine for dengue fever, a mosquito-born disease that affects many parts of the developing world and parts of the United States.

Dr. Brian Thompson, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a Native American, talks about his attendance at the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as a representative of Upstate Medical University in September at the United Nations.

Also this week: Dr. Timothy Endy shares his personal experience with Dengue fever, a growing global health problem. Plus, Carrie Roseamelia, administrative coordinator for Upstateā€™s Rural Medical Education program, talks about what attracts medical students to practice in rural areas.

Biomedical researchers from across the world will converge in Syracuse Friday to discuss a disease that is usually associated with tropical climates. Dengue fever, which is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the tropics, has turned up in the United States.