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The Story of Henrietta Lacks & Modern Medical Research, This Week on Sound Medicine

May 24, 2011 -- This weekend on Sound Medicine, the show reprises Barbara Lewis’s 2010 interview with Rebecca Skloot, author of The immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the fascinating story of how, through medical research, one individual’s cell-culture has helped millions of people. Sound Medicine will air on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, May 28 and 29. read more...

Developing Emergency Medical Shelters in Indiana, This Week on Sound Medicine

September 22, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, reporter Sandy Roob will tour one of Indiana’s medical shelters, key components of the state’s emergency response plan. Also this week, bioethicist Alan Fleischman weighs in on the newborn screening controversy and medical historian Howard Markel relates the history of cocaine addiction. read more...

Body Donation, This Week on Sound Medicine

November 22, 2011 -- A thorough comprehension of human anatomy is one of the most important lessons of medical school, and it relies on people deciding to donate their bodies upon death to medical education. That generous gift and the lesson it teaches tomorrow’s doctors will be explored on this week’s Sound Medicine program, “From Gross Anatomy to Compassionate Care.” The program airs on WFYI-FM 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. read more...

Zinc for the Common Cold, This Week on Sound Medicine

December 1, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, pioneering zinc researcher Ananda Prasad, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss treating colds with zinc supplements. read more...

Dr. Rachel Vreeman on Childhood Vaccines, This Week on Sound Medicine

December 14, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, Indiana University pediatrician Rachel Vreeman questions the wisdom of chickenpox parties and similar strategies for avoiding the vaccine. Dr. Vreeman will also discuss new research on flu shots for kids allergic to eggs. read more...