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<p>This weekend, May 16 and 17, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests will discuss bedbugs, developing a H1N1 flu vaccine and arthritis.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — May 16, 2009

Marc Lame, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of environmental science at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will discuss the recent outbreak of bedbugs in hotels, college dorms, public housing and apartment buildings across the country.

Stephen Jay, M.D., professor of medicine and former chairman of the Department of Public Health at the IU School of Medicine, will explain the challenges of developing a vaccine for the H1N1 flu. Many say that a vaccine will likely be available for the fall flu season in the U.S.

Millions of older women use multivitamins believing that they help prevent chronic disease. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D., an associate member of the Public Health Sciences and Cancer Prevention Divisions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, will discuss her recent study about the usefulness of older women taking multivitamins.

John Clough, M.D., a rheumatologist and author of The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Arthritis, will discuss the most up to date ways to diagnose, treat and manage arthritis.

Also this week, Sound Medicine will air the third 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 making unhealthy menu choices when healthy items are available.

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