This Week on Sound Medicine
Sound Medicine airs on WFYI-FM (Indianapolis) on Sundays at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Broadcast times on other stations can be found at www.soundmedicine.iu.edu.
Through the Against Malaria Foundation, an Indianapolis North Central High School senior Elise Johnson has raised more than $15,000 for the purchase of bed nets sent to Senegal, Uganda and Kenya. She and others are taking immediate action to reduce the 250 million new cases of malaria each year, while others continue to search for medical preventions and treatments.
Robbing the malaria parasite of its food during the time it’s invading its victim’s blood supply is the goal of researchers Ellen Yeh, M.D., Ph.D., and Joseph Derisi, Ph.D., from the University of California, San Francisco. Their research on a new way to combat the parasite that causes malaria is among the hot topics to be discussed this week on Sound Medicine, the weekly radio program on NPR-affiliates that focuses on health and medicine.
Steven Miles, M.D., professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Minnesota, talks with Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, about the long saga of Dr. Wouter Basson, former head of the South African apartheid government’s chemical and biological warfare program, who continues to practice while once again facing charges of unethical or unprofessional conduct. Miles served as an expert witness in the most recent trial of Basson.
Also this week, Eric Metcalf reports on an anti-gravity treadmill used to help patients with orthopaedic problems, and Jeremy Shere looks at the facts behind the report of fathers having less risk of heart disease and stroke in this week’s Did You Know segment.
Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM). It is underwritten by Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The Sound Medicine segment, Did You Know, is presented by Wishard Health Services becoming Eskenazi Health in 2014.
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