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HPV Vaccine Recommended for Boys, This Week on Sound Medicine

April 28, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, host Barbara Lewis will learn why the "cervical cancer vaccine" Gardasil is now recommended for boys and men. Other topics include blood tests that detect early cancers; a profile of renowned cancer researcher George Sledge, M.D.; and a study that shows exercise improves memory. Also, oncologist Larry Cripe, M.D., reads his latest Grace Notes essay. Sound Medicine airs on WFYI, 90.1FM, and on many other public radio stations, this weekend, April 30 and May 1. read more...

A 30-Year Review of HIV/AIDS, This Week on Sound Medicine

July 29, 2011 -- This weekend on Sound Medicine, the show looks at AIDS, 30 years since its detection. Sound Medicine airs July 31 and Aug. 2 on WFYI, 90.1.FM. The show plays on public radio stations in Indiana and across the country; for air-times, see the Sound Medicine website. read more...

New TB Treatments, This Week on Sound Medicine

August 3, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, a tuberculosis researcher describes a new treatment for latent tuberculosis. Also, policy experts discuss Vermont’s single-payer healthcare plan and healthcare lessons learned from the Clinton era. Also, find out about two summer books written by physicians. Sound Medicine airs Aug. 7 and 9 on WFYI, 90.1.FM, and on many other public radio stations nationwide. read more...

Indiana University Scientist Works to Detach Protein that HIV Uses as Protective Shield

February 13, 2012 -- One of the frustrations for scientists working on HIV/AIDS treatments has been the human immunodeficiency virus’ ability to evade the body’s immune system. Now an Indiana University researcher is testing a compound developed by a Harvard University colleague that could help put the immune system back in the hunt. read more...

Drug-resistant STD forewarns need for more drug research: Indiana University infectious disease expert says

June 8, 2012 -- Gonorrhea, once readily treatable with penicillin and more recently with cephalosporin antibiotics, has developed a drug-resistant strain that may leave millions of people worldwide with fewer treatment options, the World Health Organization cautioned Wednesday. read more...

Review: Altruism's influence on parental decision to vaccinate children is unclear

September 11, 2012 -- As outbreaks of preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles increase in the United States, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine are investigating whether altruism, known to influence adults’ decisions to immunize themselves, influences parental decisions to vaccinate their children. read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Hepatitis C and baby boomers, tropical disease, and the modern-day plague

September 26, 2012 -- This week, award-winning “Sound Medicine” welcomes Anne Ryder as its host, starting with the Sept. 30 program. Please check your local NPR stations’ listings for broadcast dates and times. read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Mental health, the human-pet bond, and treating childhood aggression

October 17, 2012 -- The award-winning radio program “Sound Medicine” announces its line-up for Oct. 21, with a special emphasis on mental health in children and seniors, including the benefits of the human-pet bond and mental health issues in older adults, and the common virus spread by mosquitoes to horses and humans. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations. read more...

Indiana Network for Patient Care helps officials track disease, warn of outbreaks

January 18, 2013 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that influenza activity is high across most of the United States. The Indiana Network for Patient Care's ability to track data from physician offices and medical facilities across Indiana provides public health officials in the Hoosier state with early warning of outbreaks of influenza and other communicable diseases in Indiana. It will also let them know about weather-related health conditions or food-borne illnesses, enabling immediate actions including the alerting of appropriate medical personnel and policymakers. read more...