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<p>This weekend, April 17 and 18, host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss a possible sickle cell anemia cure, breast augmentation, and palliative care for children.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — April 18

Researchers have found a possible cure for sickle cell disease. Griffin Rodgers, M.D., director of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disease, will discuss the recent study he led that cured 9 of 10 patients who underwent blood stem cell transplants.

There appears to be a new option for women looking to increase their breast size. Roger Khouri, M.D., a plastic surgeon at Miami Breast Center, will explain his work which uses liposuctioned fat to enlarge breasts and has been found to pose no health risks.

Sound Medicine co-host Kathy Miller, M.D., associate professor of medicine and breast cancer expert at Indiana University School of Medicine, will evaluate a recent study which suggested that aspirin might be useful in preventing recurrences of breast cancer.

Joanne Wolfe, M.D., MPH, director of pediatric palliative care at Children’s Hospital Boston and chief of pediatric palliative care service at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will discuss the options facing parents whose child has a terminal illness.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup,” Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., will explore eye health myths with Cliff Brooks, O.D., associate professor of optometry at Indiana University School of Optometry.

Listen to this week’s show online. 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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