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<p>This weekend, Jan. 9 and 10, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss bone strength in older athletes, children and soft drinks and a new &#8220;Grace Notes&#8221; series on prayer and patient care.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Jan. 10

The program:

Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., associate professor of pediatrics and director for the Center of Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will update listeners on the status of health care reform legislation.

Vonda White, M.D., director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Master Athletes at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will explain her recent study which found that playing high impact sports like basketball, running and volleyball actually helps strengthen old bones.

Dominick Zero, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean of research and chair of preventive and community dentistry at the IU School of Dentistry, will explain why he urges parents to limit their children’s intake of soft drinks to reduce tooth decay.

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 director of palliative care services at Indiana University Hospital. This series’ focus is on prayer and patient care.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore dental care and mental health.

Archived editions of Sound Medicine as well as other helpful information can be found at

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.
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