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Musicians with Sports Injuries, This Week on Sound Medicine

June 1, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- This week on Sound Medicine, experts discuss the similarity of injuries that athletes and performing artists get in their work and a New York Times reporter discusses his controversial reporting on the premature birth drug Makena. Other topics this week include the book My Beautiful Leukemia, and the discovery of heart disease in ancient Egyptians. Sound Medicine will air on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio shows, June 4 and 5.

Using sports medicine to treat performing artists. Sound Medicine’s Sandy Roob investigates the ways sports medicine is being applied to treat performing artists. Symphony musician Robert Goodlet will discuss the physical strain of playing double bass and sports medicine specialist Doug McKeag, M.D., will explain how he treats musicians.

Controversy over premature birth drug Makena. In the wake of the recent controversy over KV Pharmaceutical’s price hike of Makena, a premature birth drug, the FDA reversed its earlier decision to let KV Pharmaceutical have sole rights to Makena’s production. Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D., will be talking with New York Times reporter Gardiner Harris about his coverage of the Makena drug’s pricing issues.

Book: My Beautiful Leukemia. Jan Lucas-Grimm, actress and author from Columbus, Ind., was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2005. She tells Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis how her illness inspired her to write and draw about her leukemia treatment, which resulted in her book My Beautiful Leukemia.

Heart disease in ancient Egypt. Recent findings suggest that ancient Egyptians suffered from modern heart problems such as clogged arteries. Gregory Thomas M.D., a clinical professor of cardiology at UC Irvine, will discuss his research with Egyptian mummies and what he discovered about the ancient culture’s heart health.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.

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The show also airs on these out-of state public radio stations:
KOTZ and KINU (Kotzebue, AK), KRCC (Colorado Springs, CO),  KEDM (Monroe, LA), WCNY (Syracuse, NY), WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH), WYSU (Youngstown, OH), KWGS (Tulsa, OK), KPOV (Bend, OR), KMHA (Four Bears, ND), and KLMS (Carlsbad, NM).

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