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<p>This weekend, March 29 and 30, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, focuses on athletes and human growth hormone use, the Healthy Aging Brain Center and blindness in baby boomers.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — March 30

Co-host David Crabb, M.D., will speak with Alan Rogol, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Health System, about the health effects on athletes who use human growth hormone and steroids. Dr. Rogol recently testified in the Congressional hearing on HGH use in major league baseball.

Malaz Boustani, M.D., M.P.H., IU assistant professor of medicine, will discuss the new Health Aging Brain Center at the IU School of Medicine, which focuses on research and treatment of people with “fragile brains” as well as their caregivers.

Science and health writer Eric Metcalf, a fan of extreme fighting, will compare the health risks between that sport and boxing.

Also, Robert Yee, M.D., chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at IU, will talk about the increasing incidence of blindness among aging baby boomers and what can be done to preserve their sight.

Joanne Gutek, M.Sc., clinical associate professor in the Purdue University Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Science, will explain the Brainbuilder’s Men’s Group, which was designed to give men with early stage Alzheimer’s disease new coping skills to deal with memory loss. Gutek is founder of the group.

Allison Aubrey, a consumer health reporter for NPR, will speak about the newest techniques available to people who want a younger looking smile.

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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.