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<p>This weekend, Feb. 21 and 22, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss a deadly virus in Africa, ethical implications of the California octuplets, and children who will likely develop heart disease.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 22

A newly isolated deadly virus found in Africa which has claimed several lives will be the topic of Pierre Rollin, M.D., of the Special Pathogens Branch of the Center for Disease Control. He will explain the search for a cause and treatment of the deadly disease.

Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, will discuss the ethical entanglement of the recent births of the California octuplets and what has been revealed about the lack of regulation of fertility clinics.

Jim Krampen, co-founder and executive officer of Seven Comers Insurance, will explain the new health insurance policies available to those who travel abroad.

Geetha Raghuveer, M.D., MPH, will discuss her recent findings that obese children and those who have high cholesterol may be more likely to develop heart disease as they get older.

Sheri Colberg, Ph.D., author, diabetes researcher and fitness expert, will discuss her book, Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, which provides practical tips for athletes who want to continue their sport while also managing their diabetes.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere will explore how the current economy could be the tipping point for those struggling with a gambling addiction.

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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).