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This Week on Sound Medicine — May 23

The March of Dimes medical director and senior vice president, Alan Fleischman, M.D., will discuss the decrease in premature births in recent years and why that is important.

Chad Rhoden, M.D., Ph.D., author of Bringing Down High Blood Pressure, will explain recommendations to reduce sodium intake.

Sound Medicine essayist Eric Metcalf will continue with the topic of sodium. He will share a fun conversation he recorded with his friend, David Joachim, a cookbook author and co-founder of Chef Salt, a gourmet salt business.

Deborah Emerson, R.N., a nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, will explain the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a clogging of the arteries in the legs.

Author Judith Warner will discuss her new book, We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, which explores the increasing number of children taking medications for behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities and the struggles of their parents.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore triathlon and sudden death risks with Kevin Harris, M.D., director of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Training Program.

Listen to this week’s show online. Find archived editions on 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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