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<p>This weekend, Dec. 27 and 28, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will revisit some of this year&#8217;s favorite programs and also look at the health benefits of drumming and boxing for Parkinson&#8217;s patients.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Dec. 28

Rock drummers have a reputation as party animals who live fast and die young. But serious drumming may actually be a way to get in great shape. Jeremy Shere has more with this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup.

The Rock Steady Boxing gym looks similar to most gyms but the difference is that folks in these weekend classes have Parkinson’s disease, a neurological disorder that affects about a 1.5 million people in the U.S. Colleen Iudice recently met the founder of Rock Steady and tells us his story.

National highway safety studies show driver inattention is the leading factor in most motor vehicle accidents. They also found that teenage drivers are the most distracted of those who get behind the wheel. Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob tells the story of one teen who took her eyes off the road for a second too long.

The advantages of computerized personal health records will be explored in the first of a two-part series. Sound Medicine also will take a look at water deliveries – adding a new twist to the term “water babies.”

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:
KRCC (Colorado Springs, CO), WYSO (Yellowsprings, OH), WHDD (Sharon, CT), KWGS (Tulsa, OK)