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<p>This weekend, October 25 and 26, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss the presidential candidates&#8217; health care proposals and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center tissue bank.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Oct. 26

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have proposed two very different health care plans for Americans. Anna Royalty, Ph.D., professor of economics at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Joseph Antos, Ph.D., researcher and distinguished scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will join Sound Medicine to discuss the two plans.

Anna Maria Storniolo, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and Sue Clare, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of surgery at IU School of Medicine, will explain how the tissue bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center will help breast cancer researchers develop a better understanding of how healthy breast tissue looks and functions. The hopes are this will lead to new insights into the causes and treatments of breast cancer.

David Feldman and S. Andrew Lasher, Jr., the authors of The End of Life Handbook, will discuss how their practical guide can help families dealing with a loved one who is in the final stages of life.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Check Up”, Jeremy Shere will explain why a Halloween night candy binge isn’t really that dangerous.

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

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