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<p>INDIANAPOLIS — This weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss health IT systems and the economic recovery plan, disposable contact lenses related to eye infections and light drinking during pregnancy.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 15

The Indiana Health Information Exchange recently submitted a proposal to the U.S. Senate urging expanded funding for health information technology infrastructure in the economic recovery package. Marc Overhage, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of IHIE, will explain the plan to manage the overhaul of health IT systems.

Daily disposable contact lenses, introduced in the mid to late 1990s, were designed to dramatically reduce the risk of eye infections. Clark Springs, M.D., assistant professor of ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss a new study that found these disposable lenses actually have not reduced the risk for infection.

Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D., will discuss the controversy surrounding a recent study that found light drinking during pregnancy does not result in behavior problems in children.

Author Paul Roberts will discuss his new book, The End of Food, which explains why he believes that the current system for growing, producing and selling food can leave the U.S. vulnerable to an increasing number of food-borne illnesses.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup”, Jeremy Shere explores ways to prevent or treat common winter sports injuries.

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), WHDD (Sharon, CT), KEDM (Monroe, LA), WCNY (Syracuse, NY), WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH), KWGS (Tulsa, OK).