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This Week on Sound Medicine — Feb. 28

Rachel Vreeman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss a recent Finnish study that suggests introducing certain foods to babies too early could lead to food allergies.

Peter Green, M.D., professor of clinical medicine and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, will explain diagnosing celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that produces damage to the lining of the small intestines from eating gluten and other proteins found in wheat, barley and rye.

Byron E. Batteiger, M.D., professor of medicine, and J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., M.S., professor of pediatrics, both at the IU School of Medicine, will discuss their recent study on STD reinfections among teenage girls and what can be done to reduce these numbers.

Nigel Gopie, Ph.D., a post doctoral fellow at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, will talk about “destination memory,” the reason why people often forget whom they’ve told stories which causes them to repeat them.

Sound Medicine essayist Eric Metcalf will speak on blood donation.

In this week’s “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore measuring beauty.

Sound Medicine would like to take the opportunity to welcome WYSU 88.5 FM in Youngstown, Ohio, to our broadcast family.

Find archived editions at the Sound Medicine website.

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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