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<p>his weekend, April 11 and 12, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests will discuss flu vaccines, maintaining a personal medical record and efforts used to dull the pain of mammograms.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 12

Wayne Marasco, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will explain promising new research in developing a more permanent version of the flu vaccine.

Marie Savard, M.D., ABC News medical contributor will give some practical suggestions on how individuals can maintain a personal medical record to help them play a more active role in their own medical care.

Co-host Kathy Miller, M.D., associate professor of medicine and breast cancer specialist at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will respond to a recent warning from the FDA about inappropriate use of topical lidocaine to dull the pain of mammograms.

Larry Deeb, M.D., clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine and Medical Director of the Diabetes Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, will discuss a recent donation of 800,000 vials of insulin by Eli Lilly and Company to combat juvenile diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Author Frank Gonzales-Crussi, M.D., professor emeritus of pathology at Northwestern University will talk about his new book, A Short History of Medicine, which traces medical and surgical practices back to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and other civilizations.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore reversible dementia, which is often caused by stress or medication rather than senility.

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