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<p>This weekend, March 22 and 23, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, spotlights STDs and teenage girls, medication mistakes during hospital admissions and the differences between colds and allergies.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — March 23

Margaret Blythe, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss results of a study that shows one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease.

Co-host Kathy Miller, M.D., will speak with David W. Bates, M.D., chief of general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, about his study that found one in 10 patients who were admitted to six Massachusetts community hospitals suffered a serious and avoidable medication mistake and the implications for patients in other states.

Allergy expert, Eli Meltzer, M.D., co-director of the Allergy and Asthma Medical Group and Research Center in San Diego, will clarify the difference between colds and allergies, as the winter cold season ends and the spring allergy season begins.

Co-host David Crabb, M.D., will talk with Robert M. Wachter, M.D., professor and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, about how hospitalists are affecting both the medical industry and patient care.

Also, Diana Nyad, former world record holder for long distance swimming and a sports correspondent, will share information on how women over 40 can continue to stay fit and active in mid-life and she will discuss her new online fitness program called

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