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<p>This weekend, April 4 and 5, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss beach vacations and skin cancers, alcohol dependency and the brain&#8217;s decision making ability, and &#8220;mindful eating.&#8221;</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 5

Lori Crane, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Community and Behavioral Science of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado, Denver, will discuss new research links between children who take beach vacations and the development of skin cancer later in life.

Peter Finn, Ph.D., professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, will discuss a new study of the associations of alcohol dependency and the brain’s decision making ability.

Jan Chozen Bays, M.D., a pediatrician and Zen master, will discuss her latest book, Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, which provides a series of guided exercises and meditations used to examine and improve one’s relationship with food.

Sound Medicine bioethicist, Eric Meslin, Ph.D., will be joined by fellow bioethicist Margaret Gaffney, M.D., associate clinic professor of internal medicine and geriatrics at the I.U. School of Medicine, to discuss the implications of the suspension of “conscience rule” for medical professionals.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore warm up exercises for surgeons which may result in 80 percent less surgical errors.

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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.