Water safety
As a part of the "Help Yourself" series, Sandy Roob talks with Brenda Fisher, director of the swim lesson program at the Washington Township Swim Club in Indianapolis, about water safety, swim lessons and the importance of learning how to float..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Summer fitness for pets
As part of the "Healthy Pets" series, Liz Murphy, DVM, joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss the importance of keeping pets active and healthy during the summer. According to Dr. Murphy, walking dogs once or twice a day may not be enough to keep some dog breeds healthy. She suggests alternate activities such as canine freestyle and flyball..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Fake laughs fool few
Ever wonder how often you fool people by pretending to laugh at their dumb jokes? Greg Bryant, Ph.D., an associate professor of communications studies at UCLA explains why fake laughs fool few..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

"The Fault in Our Stars"
John Green is the author of The New York Times best-selling young-adult-novel-turned-movie, "The Fault in Our Stars." Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort star as Hazel and Augustus, the main characters, while cancer patients from The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh appear as extras. Field producer Erika Beras and host Barbara Lewis speak with Green about the movie adaption as well as with teenage.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports on the latest health news headlines including androgen deprivation therapy for men and an update on the MERS virus..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Stat
"Sound Medicine's" Eric Metcalf takes a look at medicine by the numbers in the new series, Stat. This week Metcalf explores the ways HIV/AIDS is portrayed by actors and actresses on screen..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

HIV prevention
In 2012, the FDA approved Truvada, the first prescription medication for HIV prevention in high-risk adults. The Damien Center in Indianapolis focuses on HIV prevention, testing and treatment; two employees, Jeremy Turner and Susan Murphy, R.N., join "Sound Medicine" to discuss the points of controversy surrounding Truvada..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Preventing histoplasmosis
"Sound Medicine's" Eric Metcalf takes a look at medicine by the numbers in the new series, Stat. This week Metcalf explores the CDC recommendation for preventing histoplasmosis..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

The legal aspects of physician aid in dying
David Orentlicher, M.D., J.D., is the lead author of "The Changing Legal Climate for Physician Aid in Dying," which traces the legalities of physician aid in dying throughout history as well as current end-of-life laws. Dr. Orentlicher discusses the article and why many states may begin allowing physician aid in dying..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Who do free drug samples benefit?
According to a study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, free pharmaceutical samples benefit drug manufacturers and encourage doctors to prescribe high-cost name-brand pharmaceuticals as opposed to low-cost generic drugs. Eric Meslin, Ph.D., discusses why free drug samples may not save patients money in the long run..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Shame and guilt
No one really wants to go to the doctor. But what if the visit really does create bad feelings about your self? Jill Ditmire tells us more in this week's Check Up..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

A new way to screen for cervical cancer
In April, the FDA approved the use of a new human papillomavirus test for primary cervical cancer screening. Aaron Ermel, M.D., discusses the newly approved test, the reasons it should not be used in women under 25 and the impact this test will have on cervical cancer screenings in the future. Sydney Spiesel, M.D., Ph.D., joins Dr. Ermel to discuss why parents may be reluctant to vaccinate the.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports on the latest health news headlines including Cialis being available without a prescription and teens not meeting fitness goals..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

"Heart Health Bible"
John Kennedy, M.D., recently published "The Heart Health Bible," which is dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Kennedy discusses his book and what listeners can start doing now to prevent cardiovascular disease..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - June 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Sugar and heart disease
A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming added dietary sugar increased the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, R.D., comments on the recent study and how people can cut their sugar intake..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 31, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

The beauty of surgery
Sid Schwab, M.D., a semi-retired surgeon and author of "Cutting Remarks: Insights and Recollections of a Surgeon," describes the beauty surgeons witness when they operate and discover the secrets of each patient lying before them. He is an eloquent writer who frequently blogs and was recently featured on KevinMD..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Second opinions
Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., published an article in American Medical News about the benefits of seeking second opinions. As a professor of surgery and chief of endocrine surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Angelos encourages surgeons to join him in respecting the patient's need to seek a second opinion..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Never events
When you check into the hospital for routine surgery, there are some things that should just never happen. But you may be surprised to learn how often they do. Jeremy Shere has more..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Laser surgery for skin cancer
Ray Jalian, M.D., recently led a study that showed lasers to be a promising alternative therapy to remove based cell carcinoma. Dr. Jalian joins "Sound Medicine" to comment on the new procedure, the pros and cons of the Mohs procedure, and what the future looks like for treating basal cell carcinoma with lasers..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Brain surgery through the nose
Aaron Cohen-Gadol, M.D, visits "Sound Medicine" to discuss performing surgery through the nose. Surgeons across the country are now exploring doing surgeries through existing bodily openings to reduce risk, recovery time and scarring. Dr. Cohen-Gadol discusses accessing the brain through the nose, what type of procedures he is able to perform through natural openings, and the future of this type o.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Facial transplants
Daniel Alam, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, performed the first U.S. near-total facial transplant in 2008. Since then, new and promising data has emerged that supports the value and effectiveness of facial transplants. Dr. Alam joins host Barbara Lewis to discuss how things have changed over the past few years, and the promising advances on near-total facial transplants..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Surrogate decision making
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that half the elderly adults in their study had surrogates making medical decisions on their behalf. Alexia Torke, M.D., lead author of the study, discusses what it means to be a surrogate decision-maker..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Lice and selfies
A recent report from California warns teens that taking group selfies can lead to the spread of head lice. Sound Medicine's Jill Ditmire finds out in this week's Check Up..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

The risks of laparoscopic power morcellation
In April, the FDA released a statement discouraging surgeons from using laparoscopic power morcellation for hysterectomies and the removal of uterine fibroids. Jessica Shepherd, M.D., MBA, director of minimally invasive gynecology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, discusses the FDA's warning, the risk of spreading cancer, and surgical alternatives to laparoscopic power .... (Source: Sound Medicine)
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Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports on the latest health news headlines..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity and death
Experts disagree about whether being obese shortens your lifespan. But did you know that according to one recent study, the answer is a resounding "yes"?.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Preventing and curing type-two diabetes
Osama Hamdy, M.D., joins "Sound Medicine" to talk about his new book, "The Diabetes Breakthrough." Dr. Hamdy discusses the significance of a seven percent body fat loss, his why WAIT fitness plan, and how his clinically proven program can prevent and reverse the effects of type-two diabetes..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Inhaled insulin
Of the 26 million people with diabetes, millions might benefit from a new alternative to insulin shots. The FDA is reviewing Afrezza, an inhalable insulin. Paris Roach, M.D., discusses why MannKind decided to develop Afrezza after Pfizer pulled its inhalable insulin from the market in 2007 and what this could mean for diabetics..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

In-Training
An online medical magazine run by medical students, for medical students, "In-Training" fosters the development of future medical journalists and is devoted to creating well-rounded physicians. Joe Ladowski, a student at the IU School of Medicine, and Ajay Major a student at the Albany Medical College, are both editors for "in-Training" and discuss the online magazine and why they devote what prec.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Family medicine through the ages
Richard Feldman, M.D., is the author of the new book "Family Practice Stories," which offers readers a look into the lives of Norman Rockwell-era family physicians..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Cereal box trix
Flashy cereal boxes may attract the eye, but why? Jill Ditmire has more..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports the latest health news headlines.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Dementia care decisions, part two
In her second segment regarding dementia care decisions, Deirdre Johnston, M.D., B.Ch., provides listeners with further insight on how to care for loved ones with dementia..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Prick free diabetes testing
Managing diabetes can be a hassle, but did you know that a simple breath test could soon make dealing with diabetes prick-free? Jeremy Shere has more..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

The vaccination debate
Sydney Spiesel, M.D., Ph.D., recently published a column on Slate titled, "I'm a Pediatrician. Should I Treat All Children or Just the Vaccinated Ones?" Dr. Spiesel joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss the vaccine controversy, why he is pro-vaccine, and the role pediatricians play in treating unvaccinated children. Eric Meslin, Ph.D., discusses the ethical decisions a pediatrician must make when refu.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Hungry and angry
A new study shows that a snack might do more than just tame a hungry tummy it could stop a spat with your spouse. Researchers used blood glucose meters and voodoo dolls to prove the point. Sound Medicine's Jill Ditmire has more in this weeks Check Up..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Dementia care decisions
Deirdre Johnston, M.D., B.Ch., joins "Sound Medicine" to advise listeners about when it's time to put a loved one with dementia into a care facility, how to keep them safe until they can be transitioned, and why it's so important for family and caregivers to take care of themselves..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

The drawbacks of free medical equipment
Durable medical equipment companies bombard the airways with advertisements for free motor scooters, braces, heating pads, etc. Yul Ejnes, M.D., discusses the ramifications of patients applying for and physicians signing off on free equipment that patients don't actually need..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
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Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports the latest health news headlines.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
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Healthy living
Did you know that healthy living is a good way to increase your odds of living longer?.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Holistic ways to lower cholesterol
In contrast to using medications, Marissa Moore, MBA, RDN, explains why legumes help reduce LDL cholesterol; what constitutes a serving of legumes; and how listeners can work legumes into their everyday diet..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

New cholesterol medications
New cholesterol mediations that include a PCSK9 inhibitor, which reduces the amount of LDL cholesterol, or "bad cholesterol," in the bloodstream, are in the final stages of development. Michael Davidson, M.D., discusses how PCSK9 inhibitors work to lower LDL cholesterol, the potential side effects of drugs using such inhibitors, and how soon we can expect these medications to hit the market..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - May 3, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Improving emergency room visits
Leana Wen, M.D., M.Sc., recently published an article on Slate titled, "The 10 Types of ER Patients." Dr. Wen joins "Sound Medicine" to explain how a trip to the emergency room can be improved..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Yoga for breast cancer patients
A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that the focus on meditation and deep breathing in yoga can help patients before, during , and after treatment. Kathy Miller, M.D., discusses when it's safe for breast cancer patients to begin exercising and why yoga is the best choice for patients seeking relief..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Can honey fight bacteria?
You've no doubt heard about the long-running battle to keep antibiotics from becoming resistant to common bacteria. There's a sweet new weapon emerging in the fight, Jill Ditmire has more..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

While we're sleeping...
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have developed a hypothesis that explains why humans need sleep. Chiara Cirelli, M.D., Ph.D., discusses why we sleep, why the brain needs rest, and what the brain does while we're sleeping ..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Health news headlines
Jill Ditmire reports the latest health news headlines.... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Reducing baseball injuries
Did you know that having young baseball pitchers practice with lighter balls can reduce injuries down the road? Jeremy Shere has more..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Avoiding tick-borne illnesses for people and pets
Paul Mead, M.D., and Liz Murphy, DVM, talk about tick-borne illnesses in humans and dogs. Tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are spread by the black-legged tick, or deer tick. Dr. Murphy and Dr.Mead join "Sound Medicine" to discuss how humans and dogs contract tick-borne illnesses disease and how people can reduce their risk for these diseases..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 26, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news

Car seat safety
As part of the "Help Yourself" series, Sandy Roob investigates car seat safety . According to Beth Boles, RN, MSN, technicians at child car seat safety fitting stations are available to can help fit children with the proper car seat, demonstrate proper buckling procedures, as well as and update parents on safety guidelines..... (Source: Sound Medicine)
Source: Sound Medicine - April 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sound Medicine Source Type: news