What If We Treated Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis?

When U.S. officials feared an outbreak of the Zika virus last year, the Department of Health and Human Services and state officials kicked into high gear. They tested mosquitoes neighborhood by neighborhood in Miami and other hot Gulf Coast communities where the virus was likely to flourish. They launched outreach campaigns to encourage people to use bug spray. And they pushed the development of a vaccine. "The response was swift," says former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy , and was even...

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Sound Medicine 10-18-09

Oct 18, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine, two breast cancer experts discuss PARP (Poly ADP-ribose polymerase) inhibitors and how these drugs show promise for treating breast cancer. Also, learn how smoking marijuana may correlate with testicular cancer; hear 2009 Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn discuss her research in telomeres; hear first-hand what it's like to live with AIDS as a chronic condition; and details about a study that claims just thinking about money affects how people experience pain and social rejection.

Sound Medicine 10-11-09

Oct 11, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine topics include the Human Toxome Project; why college athletes are vulnerable to H1N1; similarities among individuals hospitalized with H1N1; why primary care physicians suffer burnout; and humorist Eric Metcalf offers up his favorite home remedies -- and a prediction for the merican health care system.

Sound Medicine 10-04-09

Oct 4, 2009

This week, a special edition of Sound Medicine. We air the health-care reform debate that took place on the IU School of Medicine campus, on Sept. 11, 2009.

Sound Medicine 09-27-09

Sep 27, 2009

This week, Sound Medicine topics include: Dr. Malaz Boustani on common drugs that can cause cognitive impairment in older adults; Alison Gopnik, PhD, on her book "The Philosophical Baby," which looks at how babies perceive the world; and Dr. Aaron Carroll provides an update on health-care reform legislation. Also, Dr. Joe O'Neil on the Indiana law prohibiting teens from cellphoning while driving.

Sound Medicine 09-20-09

Sep 20, 2009

Sound Medicine 09-13-09

Sep 13, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID discusses swine flu vaccine clinical trials in children; Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the CDC explains this year's extended flu season; Dr. Ron Ackerman discusses the economics of preventive care; reporter Sandy Roob visits a student-run health clinic in Indianapolis; and sociologist Nina Bambina discusses the advantages of online social networking for seniors.

Sound Medicine 09-06-09

Sep 6, 2009

This week Sound Medicine presents a best-of show. Topics include federal stimulus funds for health clinics; the rise drug abuse among baby boomers; and interviews with John Medina, author of Brain Rules; Paul Roberts, author of The End of Food; and John LaPuma, MD, aka Chef MD, author of Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine.

Sound Medicine August 30, 2009

Aug 30, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: High school athletes and heat stroke; drug companies and healthcare reform; and a young film maker discusses his experience with teen depression. Dr. Larry Cripe reads a Grace Notes essay. Also, non-head hair transplants and popcorn's health properties.

Sound Medicine 08-23-09

Aug 23, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: MRSA staph infections from household pets; health insurance reform ideas; and an interview with the authors of Don't Swallow Your Gum, Drs. Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman. Jeremy Shere covers sleeping-baby safety and pain-relief from swearing.

Sound Medicine 08-16-09

Aug 16, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: The latest on the healthcare reform debate; treating alcoholism with drugs; unemployment as a health risk; and an interview with Howard Gleckman, author of Caring for Our Parents. Jeremy Shere covers lawnmower safety and stretching before exercise.

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