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<p>This weekend, Sept. 12 and 13, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and her guests will discuss preventative care, the flu and a student-run medical clinic.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Sept. 13

Ron Ackermann, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss the economics of providing preventive care. Ackermann’s research has focused on how prevention in the area of diabetes might save money in the long run.

Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will explain how the new swine vaccine flu trials are working in pediatric populations.

Daniel Jernigan, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director of the influenza division at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will explain why this year’s flu season has been so much longer.

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will visit a new medical student-run health clinic in Indianapolis.

Antonina Bambina, Ph.D, director of the Honors Program and sociology professor at the University of Southern Indiana and author of, Online Social Support, will discuss how internet social networking sites can help seniors feel less socially isolated.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore omega-3 fatty acids and what makes them good for us.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Primary care segments are underwritten by Wishard Health Services.