“Peds to Parents” becomes part of HealthLink on Air radio program

Dr. Cantor during radio showBy Amber Smith, MS
Senior Editor,
Marketing & University Communications

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital blog, “Peds to Parents” is joining Upstate’s weekly “HealthLink on Air” radio program, which will air at 9 p.m. Sunday evenings on WRVO Public Media.

For the debut program on May 26, Dr. Richard Cantor, MD, director of the Pediatric Emergency Department, talks about how to avoid several common summertime injuries. For future segments, he and other medical professionals will address a variety of issues of interest to parents and caregivers of infants, children and teens.

The hour-long “HealthLink on Air” program is one way that Upstate educates and informs the Central New York community on matters of health, medicine and science. Since launching in 2006, “HealthLink” has showcased hundreds of experts from the academic medical center, the Syracuse community and beyond, creating a treasure trove of archived interviews which can be accessed at the HealthLink on Air website. In addition to the “Peds to Parents” segments, “HealthLink” also features regular segments, including psychologist Rich O’Neill’s “Check Up From the Neck Up” and registered dietitian Terry Podolak’s “Healthy Eats,” along with “Public Health Today,” from Dr. Donna Bacchi, MD, “What’s Your Emergency?” from Dr. Derek Cooney, MD, and “The Healing Muse” from bioethics and humanities professor Deirdre Neilen, PhD.

WRVO — part of the National Public Radio digital network — can be heard from Cortland to Watertown, and Utica to Geneva.

The program’s producer is Amber Smith, a veteran newspaper journalist who covered health and medicine for The Post-Standard for 23 years before joining Upstate. Linda Cohen serves as host of HealthLink on Air, and a dedicated team from SUNY Upstate’s Educational Communications and Marketing departments provides technical services.

Suggestions for “Peds to Parents” segments or “HealthLink” in general are accepted via email at HLOA@Upstate.edu

How to listen

Tune in 9 to 10 p.m. Sundays on WRVO, on these channels:

  • 89.9 FM & HD Oswego/Syracuse
  • 90.3 FM & HD2 Syracuse
  • 91.7 FM & 99.9 Watertown
  • 90.1 FM & 92.3 FM Hamilton
  • 91.9 FM Utica
  • 90.5 FM Cortland
  • 90.7 FM Geneva
  • 89.9 Norwich

You can also stream the program live from WRVO.org or listen to podcasts available after the show airs on WRVO.org or on Upstate’s HealthLink on Air website.


Listen to the debut “Peds to Parents” segment, Keeping Children Safe in the Warmer Weather, with Dr. Richard Cantor, MD.

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