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 08-09-09

Aug 9, 2009

This week <em>Sound Medicine</em> visits Camp Medical Detective, where minority youths learn about medical professions. Other topics include Indiana University's Medical Service Learning programs; eating disorders; cross-training the mind; and we hear another essay in Dr. Larry Cripe's Grace Notes series.

Sound Medicine 08-02-09

Aug 2, 2009

This week, it is a Sound Ethics extravaganza. Host Barbara Lewis and IU bioethicist Eric Meslin revisit the following topics: the ethics of prescribing placebos; "Octomom" and IVF regulation; the "conscience rule" for medical professionals; exceptions to informed consent in medical research; and a terrific resource for evaluating accuracy in health news stories.

Sound Medicine 07-26-09

Jul 26, 2009

Topics this week include a CDC forecast for the fall 2009 flu season; vaccine requirements and recommendations for school kids, the latest research in colonoscopy, a day in the life of a sex-ed teacher; and an interview with Dr. David Kessler, author of "The End of Overeating."

Sound Medicine 07-19-09

Jul 19, 2009

Topics this week include a report on the new anti-tobacco legislation; a discussion about the public health impact of the anti-tobacco laws; heart tissue regeneration; and, in the second in our series on evidence based medicine, Dr. David Newman explains why doctors regularly recommend treatments that are NOT proven effective.

Sound Medicine 07-12-09

Jul 12, 2009

Topics this week include acupuncture research -- with toothpicks; evidence-based medicine; and compassion fatigue in health care professions.

Sound Medicine 07-05-09

Jul 5, 2009

Topics this week include brown fat, cell phones and teen drivers, FDA Zicam warning, and a Sound Ethics chat with the author of The Future of Bioethics.

Sound Medicine 06-28-09

Jun 28, 2009

Topics this week include an update on health reform, whooping cough vaccine refusals, complete life cancer care, and Larry Cripe's Grace Notes essay, "Sara's Pin."

Sound Medicine: 06-21-09

Jun 21, 2009

Sound Medicine: 06-14-09

Jun 14, 2009

Topics this week include: Don't Mix Plavix and Heartburn pills, Did You Know?: XTreme Eating, Misused Booster Seats, Book: Early Intervention and Autism, Checkup: Climate Change and Health, Participating in a Clinical Trial

Sound Medicine: 06-07-09

Jun 7, 2009

Topics this week: A Cure for the Peanut Allergy, Importance of Childhood Play, Did You Know?: More Exercise for Pregnant Women, Impulsivity Triggers Alcoholism, Checkup: Brains Prefer Pictures, Sound Ethics: Maintaining Privacy with Electronic Medical Records

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