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<p>This weekend, April 18 and 19, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests will discuss community health clinics receiving federal recovery funds, healthcare reform, and memory loss.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 19

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob visited several community health clinics that are receiving federal recovery funds and will share people’s thoughts about the benefits from this initiative.

Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute, will address the role of private health insurers in healthcare reform.

Revisiting an interview we aired last summer, Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., will explain his proposal for universal healthcare which he laid out in his book, Healthcare, Guaranteed. Emanuel is now a special advisor for healthcare policy to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Author Joan Carson Breitung, R.N., M.S.N., will discuss her new book, Forgetting: When to Worry, What to Do, a guide that defines the kinds of memory problems that have straightforward explanations and remedies, as well as those that are more complex like dementia.

Also this week, Sound Medicine will air the second installment of “Grace Notes,” a series of first-person essays about end-of-life issues written and read by Larry Cripe, M.D., associate professor of medicine and an oncologist at the IU Simon Cancer Center.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore a “Recession Healthcare Toolkit,” an online resource for remaining healthy during this recession even if healthcare plans have been loss.

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