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<p>This weekend, Dec. 19 and 20, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss electronic medical records, diabetes and light therapy.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Dec. 20

The program:

David Himmelstein, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, will discuss his recent study of whether or not hospitals actually reduced costs by converting to electronic medical records.

Sound Medicine reporter Colleen Iudice will travel in an ambulance where the EMTs have access to electronic medical records to see how they affect emergency care.

Ballerina Zippora Karz will discuss her new book, The Sugarless Plum, about how she copes with type 1 diabetes which almost ruined her dancing career.

Lucy Hornstein, M.D., will discuss her work as a family physician which is chronicled in her book,Declarations of a Dinosaur: 10 Laws I’ve Learned as a Family Doctor.

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., author of the “Dear Pharmacist” syndicated column, will discuss light therapy.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore holiday safety tips.

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