Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., associate professor of pediatrics and director for the Center of Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss the current progress on health care reform legislation.
Jason Glanz, Ph.D., epidemiologist and investigator in the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente, will explain his findings that children who are not vaccinated are at a much higher risk of getting whooping cough than those who are. These findings challenge the notion of “herd immunity” as protection.
Continuing the health care reform discussion will be host Barbara Lewis with Sound Medicine’s Stephen Bogdewic, Ph.D., executive associate dean for faculty affairs and professional development at IU School of Medicine. Dr. Bogdewic will explain the importance that primary care physicians will play in health care reform.
Shelley Johns, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist, will discuss how the CompleteLife program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, utilizes a team approach for caring for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Also this week, Sound Medicine will air a new 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 music and medicine.