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<p>This weekend, Feb. 9 and 10, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss topics ranging from the day-to-day struggles of Iraqi emergency room physicians to adequate care for America&#8217;s elderly. Indiana University School of Medicine faculty David Crabb, M.D., and Ora Pescovitz, M.D., are this week&#8217;s co-hosts.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 10

Lead in common household objects can be a health threat to children and adults alike. Karla Johnson, who directs the Marion County Health Department’s Lead Safe Homes program, will share information every family should know on how to prevent lead contamination. Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will discuss her experience using a lead test kit to detect lead in toys.

Also, Sound Medicine will air an interview with an Iraqi filmaker whose film about life in a Baghdad emergency room airs in February on HBO. Dr. Omer Salih Mahdi’s film captures the daily struggles and frustrations of Iraqi doctors and nurses in treating civilians injured in the Sunni-Shia fighting.

Roudebush VA Medical Center physician Matthew Bair, M.D., M.S., an IU School of Medicine assistant professor of medicine, will discuss his research on ways to help Iraqi combat veterans deal with the pain caused by their injuries.

Also, Steven Counsell, MD, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell Professor in Geriatrics and the director of IU geriatrics division, will explain the advantages of a new approach that ensures that low income seniors receive the health care they need.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at

Sound Medicine is underwritten by the Lilly Clinic, Clarian Health, and IU Medical Group; Jeremy Shere’s “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.