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This Week on Sound Medicine — March 21

Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Center of Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University School of Medicine, will assess the probable results if a soft drink tax is imposed.

Sound Medicine producer Colleen Iudice will report efforts to combat childhood obesity by helping young people develop a healthy relationship with food.

Gene-Jack Wang, M.D., a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will explain his work using brain imaging to learn if obese patients have addictive behaviors.

Robert Marion, M.D., chief of genetics and of child development at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will discuss his book, Genetic Rounds: A Doctor’s Encounters in the Field That Revolutionized Medicine, which is a look at his life as a hospital geneticist.

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.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore prolonged sitting and its health effects.

Listen to this week’s show online. Also 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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