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<p>This weekend, August 2 and 3, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly Public Radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will focus on health care reform and Alzheimer&#8217;s disease.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — August 3

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., director of clinical bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, will discuss his new book, Healthcare, Guaranteed. In it, he proposes a different and more efficient health-care plan. Dr. Emanuel is an oncologist who worked in the Clinton administration on its first attempts to reform the health system. Dr. Emanuel says that his new plan builds on those strengths and learns from its weaknesses.

Author David Shenk will talk about his book, The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an Epidemic, and the new PBS documentary based on it.

In this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere will look at new ways of dealing with vertigo.

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.