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<p>This weekend, Nov. 8 and 9, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss flu shots, more vitamin D for kids and racism in medicine.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Nov. 9

People who are around lots of young children are likely to get the flu more frequently. John Brownstein, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, will join Sound Medicine to discuss the importance of flu shots.

Sound Medicine’s Ora Pescovitz, M.D. will explain a recent American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation that children should double the amount of vitamin D consumed through dairy products or supplements.

Earlier this year, the American Medical Association issued a formal apology to African-American physicians for obstacles that were placed in their paths over the years. George Rawls, M.D., the first African-American president of the Indiana State Medical Association, will reflect on the challenges he faced with racism in his career.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Check Up,” Jeremy Shere will provide tips on how to read the online hospital report cards that are becoming ubiquitous.

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.