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Promising Spinal Cord Injury Treatment, This Week on Sound Medicine

July 21, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, a University of Louisville researcher will discuss a breakthrough in spinal cord injury recovery. Other segments include a pediatrician who will weigh in on the controversial new Florida “gag” law on gun questions, and a Regenstrief researcher who addresses "over-warning" about side effects on drug labels. Plus, Barbara Lewis will talk with a physician suffering from anorexia. Sound Medicine airs July 24 and 26 on WFYI, 90.1 FM. The show airs on public radio stations in Indiana and across the country; for air-times, see the Sound Medicine website. read more...

Depression Linked to Heart Disease, This Week on Sound Medicine

August 18, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, an Indianapolis psychologist and researcher will explain how early treatment of depression may lower an individual’s risk for heart disease. Sound Medicine airs Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. on WFYI, 90.1FM. For airtimes on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. read more...

Sleep Deprivation and Medical Errors, This Week on Sound Medicine

August 25, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, a Harvard sleep expert argues that errors made by overtired medical residents are endangering patients and driving up healthcare costs. Sound Medicine airs Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. on WFYI, 90.1FM. For airtimes on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website. read more...

Mercury Emissions from Power Plants, This Week on Sound Medicine

October 12, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, an earth scientist from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis discusses how coal-fired power plants contaminate regional soils and watersheds. read more...

Healthcare Reform Updates, This Week on Sound Medicine

November 3, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, Indiana University healthcare policy observer Aaron Carroll, M.D., will discuss the recent elimination of the CLASS Act from the healthcare reform law. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield medical director Kimberly Roop, M.D., then will explain how the new law is spurring Anthem to update insurance policies for low-income patients. read more...

Century-Old Brains May Hold Future of Treatment for Mentally Ill, IU Pathologist Says

December 6, 2011 -- Visitors to the Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis may find the 19th-century brains on display a strange reminder of the building’s past as an insane asylum, but a recent breakthrough using these samples by a pathologist from the Indiana University School of Medicine could spell the future of detecting mental illness. read more...

Marshmallows and Instant Gratification Revisited, This Week on Sound Medicine

December 8, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College psychobiologist B.J. Casey, Ph.D., discusses her findings from revisiting and retesting participants of the 1960’s study on delayed gratification in children. read more...

Scientist Who Developed Prozac Receives International Honor

December 21, 2011 -- David T. Wong, Ph.D., is one of two neuroscientists to share the prestigious Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine at the Dec. 14 presentation in Bangkok, Thailand. Wong is an adjunct professor emeritus of neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a retired researcher at Eli Lilly and Company. read more...

Religious Faith and Peace of Mind, This Week on Sound Medicine

December 21, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, psychologist and researcher David Rosmarin will discuss his studies concluding that individuals with a positive religious faith suffer less anxiety and fear for the future. Also this week, a reprise of our series on the book, Healers. read more...

Nursing Home Scorecards Are Misleading -- This Week on Sound Medicine

January 11, 2012 -- This week on Sound Medicine, Indiana University geriatrician and Regenstrief Institute researcher Arif Nazir, M.D., will explain why nursing home evaluations often are unreliable measures of quality. read more...

A Model for Treating Uninsured Patients -- This Week on Sound Medicine

January 25, 2012 -- This week on Sound Medicine, reporter Scott Goldberg visits a health clinic in Baltimore that’s found a unique model for serving uninsured patients. read more...

The Risks and Rewards of Yoga — This Week on Sound Medicine

February 24, 2012 -- Certain yoga poses can result in terrifying scenarios. Author William Broad will discuss the ups and downs of the yoga workout. read more...

Experts Preview the Health Care Showdown at the Supreme Court — This Week on Sound Medicine

March 23, 2012 -- Health policy and ethics experts discuss the Affordable Care Act, soon to face a U.S. Supreme Court challenge for its controversial “individual mandate” provision. read more...