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<p>This weekend, Dec. 5 and 6, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss mental health for veterans, clinical trial volunteers and genetic testing.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Dec.5

The program:

Sound Medicine producer Colleen Iudice will report on a controversy in Indiana where dentists are protesting a proposal to stop adding fluoride to water.

Indiana Rep. Vanessa Summers will discuss a national effort to improve mental health services for returning war veterans.

Scott Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., a cancer researcher and health economist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will discuss the difficulties in recruiting volunteers for clinical trials of new cancer drugs and treatment protocols.

Sound Medicine’s bioethicist Eric Meslin, Ph.D., director of the Indian University Center for Bioethics, and Kimberly Quaid, Ph.D., professor of medical and molecular genetics and director of the Predictive Testing Program at the IU School of Medicine, will review a recent study that looked at the psychological impact of offering genetic testing for the trait that can lead to Alzheimer’s.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore treating tinnitus – ringing in the ears.

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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.