Skip to main content
<p>This weekend, August 23 and 24, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly Public Radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, focuses on exercise, pancreatic cancer and bipolar disorder in children.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — August 24

Have you ever wondered which works better: shorter bursts of exercise, or longer, steadier exertion? Maureen MacDonald, assistant professor of kinesiology at McMaster University in Canada, will join Sound Medicine to explain the finding of her recent study which was published in the American Journal of Kinesiology.

C. Max Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of surgery and of biochemistry and molecular biology at the IU School of Medicine, will speak with Sound Medicine about his work on surgical interventions for some cases of pancreatic cancer. Schmidt will explain why early detection is both critical and extremely difficult.

Janet Wozniak, M.D., co-author of “Is Your Child Bi-Polar?” will discuss the challenges of identifying, treating, and simply living with children who have bipolar disorder. Dr. Wozniak is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where her current research focuses on the course, characteristics, and pharmacological treatment of juvenile onset bipolar disorder.

Sound Medicine reporter, Rebecca Sheir explores the rewards and risks of the growing trend of birthing under water.

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

Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health and IU Medical Group; Jeremy Shere’s “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.