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<p>INDIANAPOLIS — This weekend, Jan. 17 and 18, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss health care reform, schizophrenia, and music&#8217;s impact on brain trauma victims.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Jan. 18

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will visit a house party sponsored by the Obama transition team, designed to gather suggestions for health care reform from citizens.

Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., health services researcher with the Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, will discuss the Obama health care reform plans with Sound Medicine.

A recent study compared the benefits of home hemodialysis performed during the day and at night while a patient is sleeping. Christopher Chan, M.D., a researcher at the Toronto General Hospital, will explain the findings of the impacts of nocturnal hemodialysis.

Frederic Frese, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist and frequent contributor to publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, will join Sound Medicine to discuss how he has recovered from his schizophrenia enough to practice professionally, achieve prestigious honors and advocate for important mental health issues.

Oliver Sacks, M.D., neurologist and author of MUSICOPHILIA: Tales of Music and the Brain, will discuss his research to understand why in some cases of brain traumas and stroke, music begins to play a key role in a person’s life and personality.

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), WLPR (Lake County)

The show also runs on notable out-of state public radio stations:
KRCC (Colorado Springs, CO), WHDD (Sharon, CT), KEDM (Monroe, LA), WCNY (Syracuse, NY), WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH), KWGS (Tulsa, OK).