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<p>Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI FM 90.1 and hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss osteoporosis in men, the ACCORD study and a new definition of alcoholism this weekend, Feb. 23 and 24.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 24

Co-host Ora Pescovitz, M.D., will discuss risk factors men have for developing osteoporosis with Ethel Siris, M.D., professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis primarily has been thought to be a disease affecting women but researchers are now focusing on how it impacts men’s health.

IU School of Medicine endocrinologist, Paris Roach, M.D., explains why the recent diabetes study, ACCORD, was stopped due to cardiac risks. The study involved maintaining extremely strict control of blood sugar.

Co-host David Crabb, M.D., explains the evolving definition of alcoholism. Both clinical systems as well as practical questions are useful in screening who is at risk of becoming an alcoholic. Dr. Crabb says, “Learning to count drinks is extremely useful.”

Also this weekend, Susan Bowyer, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and pediatric rheumatologist at Riley Hospital for Children, discusses the changing definitions of pediatric arthritis and how the shortage of pediatric rheumatologists affects patient care.

Elizabeth Stewart, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and author of Uterine Fibroids, The Complete Guide discusses the causes, risks and alternative treatments for uterine fibroids, the most common reason for hysterectomies.

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