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<p>This weekend, July 19 and 20, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly Public Radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will focus on heart health and preventing heart disease, new recommendations for the shingles vaccine and recent therapies for stutterers.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — July 20

Barry Franklin, Ph.D., co-author of “Take a Load off Your Heart,” will talk about the concept of preventive cardiology, and provide diet and exercise recommendations for maintaining heart health, with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D.

Teresa Fung, Sc.D., R.D., associate professor of nutrition at Simmons College, whose study looks at ways women can prevent heart disease, will discuss the DASH diet with Sound Medicine’s Ora Pescovitz, M.D.

The shingles vaccine is now recommended for adults over 60. Karen Roos, M.D., will provide an explanation for this and discuss her concerns.

Sound Medicine contributor Les Lovoy will visit a support group for stutterers and talk about new therapies for the condition.
In this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere looks at “walking interventions.”

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.