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<p>This weekend, Dec. 13 and 14, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will focus on healthy adults taking statin drugs, boys and girls with ADHD and children&#8217;s anxieties during difficult financial times.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Dec. 14

David Kovacich, M.D., cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, will discuss the recent JUPITER study which suggested that many healthy adults should start taking statin drugs (cholesterol reducing drugs) to dramatically reduce the chances for first-time heart attacks, strokes and other artery problems.

Greg Dedinsky, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon at the Indiana Heart Center, will explain new solutions to the problems of broken cardiac leads, the tiny wire that connects implantable cardiac devices to the heart.

Mark Mahone, Ph.D., research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, will explain his recent findings that boys with attention deficit- hyperactivity disorder may have more difficulty developing motor skills as teenagers than girls with ADHD.

Michele Thorne, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology in clinical psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, will have some suggestions for parents whose children are anxious about a holiday season during difficult financial times.

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.

Check out Sound Medicine on the following Indiana public radio stations:
WBSB (Anderson), WFIU (Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo, Terre Haute), WNDY (Crawfordsville), WVPE (Elkhart/South Bend), WNIN (Evansville), WBOI (Fort Wayne), WBNI (Fort Wayne), WFCI (Franklin), WBSH (Hagerstown/New Castle), WFYI (Indianapolis), WBSW (Marion), WBST (Muncie), WBSJ (Portland)

The show also runs on notable out-of state public radio stations:
KSKA (Anchorage, AK), KRCC (Colorado Springs, CO), WYSO (Yellowsprings, OH), WHDD (Sharon, CT), KWGS (Tulsa, OK)