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<p>This weekend, Dec. 26 and 27, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss weight loss, surrogate decision making and a medical student’s memory of a patient.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Dec. 27

The program:

Edward Melanson, Ph.D., associate professor of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, will explain his conclusion that it’s nearly impossible to lose weight through rigorous exercise alone.

Alexia Torke, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss the role of surrogates in difficult health decisions and doctor’s reactions.

Richard Frankel, Ph.D., professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine, will present a new installment of “Patient Listening,” where Val Simianu, a medical student, recalls his experience with a stroke victim that created a lasting memory.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore yoga for kids.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health, IU Medical Group and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on Primary Health Care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.