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<p>This weekend, April 25 and 26, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests will discuss drug abuse in baby boomers, fat cells and statin drug use and Alzheimer’s disease.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 26

Sound Medicine reporter Shia Levitt will explore the growing phenomenon of baby boomers who are returning to illicit drug use of their younger years and forcing managers of drug rehabilitation programs to face new challenges dealing with boomers’ issues. Timothy Condon, Ph.D., deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse will explain this surge.

Guenther Boden, M.D., chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Temple University School of Medicine, will discuss the discovery that fat cells in the obese are fundamentally different than those of slimmer people.

Zoe Arvanitakis, M.D., M.S., associate professor of neurological sciences at Rush University Medical Center, will explain her research which debunked the presumed link between statin drug use and Alzheimer’s disease.

ABC News medical contributor Marie Savard, M.D., will discuss Oprah Winfrey’s recent announcement that she has taken herself off prescribed thyroid medication.

Mezzo-Soprano opera singer Cindy Sadler will explain the methods she used to lose more than 130 pounds without surgery or medications and she will demonstrate that her voice is as strong as ever.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore keeping romantic love alive long term.

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