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This Week on Sound Medicine — March 7

Theresa Guise, M.D., professor of medicine and oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will discuss a new study that suggests use of bisphosphonates – bone-strengthening drugs – may also reduce the risk for breast cancer.

Allen Taylor, M.D., director of advance cardiovascular imaging at Washington Hospital Center and professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine near Washington D.C., will explain his study that found how niacin can help increase levels of good cholesterol.

Author Rebecca Skloot will discuss her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which explores the life of an African-American woman whose cells were taken without permission in the 1950’s and cultured for testing and have continued to be grown and used for research worldwide.

Wright State University medical students will discuss Radio Rounds, a new medical podcast hosted and produced by them.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore blueberries used for a brain boost.

Listen to this week’s stories. 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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