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<p>This weekend, May 8 and 9, Sound Medicine host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss genetic disease in the Amish, doctors using social networks and siblings of children and adults with special needs.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — May 9


Jean Molleston, M.D., an Indiana University School of Medicine professor of pediatrics and Riley Hospital gastroenterologist, will explain how she discovered a genetic disease in the Amish community and where that research is leading.

Gabriel Bosslet, M.D., chief fellow of pulmonary, allergy, critical care and occupational medicine at the IU School of Medicine, will discuss his recent study of doctors and medical students who use social networking and concerns about that use.

Karl Taro Greenfeld, a journalist and author, will discuss growing up as the brother of a severely autistic child.

Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project, will explain what support and resources can be provided for siblings of children and adults with special needs.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore third-hand smoke with Lara Gundel, an indoor environment researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Listen to this week’s show online. Find srchived 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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