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<p>This weekend, June 7 and 8, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss treatment options for prostate cancer, examine new wellness trends and discuss new safeguards for the use of a common blood thinner.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — June 8

Timothy J. Wilt, M.D., the lead researcher on the PIVOT report from the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, will discuss the long-term study looking at the efficacy of treatment options (surgery, radiation, or ‘watchful waiting’) for prostate cancer.

Thomas Kirk, president and CEO of “Us, Too,” will discuss the support group’s educational and counseling resources for men and families dealing with prostate cancer.

Heparin is the blood thinning drug linked to more than 80 deaths in the past year. Butler University Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Amy Peak explains what happened, how heparin is made, and how industry and regulators are now ensuring that heparin supplies are safe.

After personal trainers and nutritionists, the next big health trend may be wellness coaches. Wellcoaches founder and CEO Margaret Moore will explain what wellness coaching is and how it works.

For many parents, one of the hardest things is talking with their children about sex. In this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere suggests some techniques that might make it less awkward.

Sound Medicine will air a summary of popular shows June 14-15 and will return with new programming June 21-22.

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

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.