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On 'Sound Medicine': Lyme disease, why we sleep, and tips for best care in the ER

April 23rd -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 27 includes segments about Lyme disease in both humans and dogs, how to ease the symptoms of breast cancer, and ways to get the best care in the emergency room.   read more...

International conference hosted by IU Center for Bioethics to explore ethical, legal, social issues

April 23rd -- The Indiana University Center for Bioethics will host a "Who's Who" of international bioethicists May 7 for a set of panel discussions on some of the most pressing issues facing scientists, health care institutions and society.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': The Ebola virus, high-risk-suicide prevention, and children's health advocacy

April 16th -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 20 includes segments about the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, the "gate-keeping" role of pharmacists, and insurance coverage of rehabilitation for prescription painkiller addiction.   read more...

IU selects downtown site for Evansville health science education and research center

April 11th -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees has selected Skanska U.S. HealthRealty to build a multidisciplinary academic medical education and research center in downtown Evansville that will expand the IU School of Medicine's presence in the city and dramatically increase medicine- and health-related educational opportunities for students in southwestern Indiana and northwestern Kentucky.   read more...

IU updates policy guiding children's safety for university-sponsored programs

April 11th -- Indiana University has updated its comprehensive policy for programs involving children to include training and informational resources created by top experts with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, the Indiana Department of Child Services and the IU School of Medicine.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Medicare Advantage funding, why diets don’t work, and mitochondrial transplants

April 10th -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 13 includes segments about changes to Medicare Advantage funding, using crowdfunding to raise money for medical expenses, and how mitochondrial transplants can prevent passing on defective genes.   read more...

Leading gastrointestinal cancer expert joins IU Simon Cancer Center

April 8th -- Bert H. O'Neil, M.D., has joined the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.   read more...

Back to basics: Redesigning systems of care for older adults with Alzheimer's disease

April 8th -- The number of older adults with dementia in the United States is forecast to more than double over the next 40 years. Caring for these individuals will have a significant impact on caregivers as well as the health care system and its workforce.   read more...

Innovative, coordinated brain care could save billions of health care dollars

April 8th -- Studies have shown that a new patient and caregiver centered model of innovative, coordinated brain care for older adults improves health outcomes and quality of care for those with cognitive impairment. A new study from the Regenstrief Institute, Eskenazi Health and Indiana University Center for Aging Research implementation scientists who developed the Healthy Aging Brain Center care model shows that such care also produces impressive cost savings.   read more...

IU School of Medicine Orchestra to perform free concert April 13

April 8th -- The Indiana University School of Medicine Orchestra Spring Concert will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Indiana History Center auditorium, 450 W. Ohio St.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Pancreatic cancer tests, skin cancer laser treatment, and ethics in the news

April 3rd -- The "Sound Medicine" program for April 6 includes segments about a new test that indicates whether pancreatic cysts are benign, a minimally invasive treatment for basal cell carcinoma, and spelling out the ABCs of breast cancer.   read more...

IU medical students lend a helping hand with Spring House Calls

April 2nd -- Three Indianapolis neighborhoods will get house calls from medical students Saturday, April 5, during the 19th annual Spring House Calls, the oldest service-learning project at the Indiana University School of Medicine.   read more...

IU physician-researcher elected a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research

March 31st -- Lawrence Einhorn, M.D., the physician-researcher who developed the cure for testicular cancer, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research.   read more...

IU physician honored by American College of Cardiology

March 28th -- Eric S. Williams, M.D., professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health cardiologist is being inducted into a special league of the nation’s most highly skilled heart physicians.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': HIV-free babies, simulating life on Mars, and unpublished clinical trials

March 26th -- The "Sound Medicine" program for March 30 includes segments about a possible "cure" for HIV-positive newborns, why researchers aren’t publishing their clinical trials, and the life of the Michelangelo of medicine.   read more...

Electronic medication alerts designed with provider in mind reduce prescribing errors

March 25th -- Changing how medication alerts are presented in electronic medical records resulted in safer prescribing, increased efficiency and reduced workload for health care providers who placed drug orders according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.   read more...

IU School of Medicine's Evening of the Arts variety show raises funds for free clinics

March 25th -- Indiana University School of Medicine students will close their books, put aside their stethoscopes and sharpen their performance skills for the 23rd annual Evening of the Arts production Saturday, April 12, at the Madame Walker Theatre Center.   read more...

IU researchers identify key molecular factors in heart development, related birth defects

March 24th -- Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a series of molecular signals that control a crucial process of heart development spanning a period from shortly before birth into the post-natal period.   read more...

Indiana University medical students celebrate in Hawaiian style when they meet their ‘Match’

March 21st -- There was no sand and surf, but plenty of bright floral shirts and colorful leis were on display as Indiana University School of Medicine students celebrated the end of four years of medical school and the beginning of the next phase of training.   read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Predicting cold and flu season, nanotechnology, and healthy eating for children

March 20th -- "Sound Medicine" announces its program for March 23, including segments about advances in nanotechnology, the safety concerns about nanoparticles, and establishing healthy eating patterns for children.   read more...