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<p>This weekend, June 19 and 20, <i>Sound Medicine</i> host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss in-home care, health implications of caregivers and depression.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine– June 20

Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will explain why private home care is the fastest growing area of geriatric care because it provides an alternative to nursing homes.

Steven Albert, Ph.D., professor of behavioral and community health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss his recent study conducted for MetLife Insurance Company that found caregivers have poorer health and cost their employers more money than their counterparts.

Jesse Stewart, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will explain his findings that depression may cause  inflammation linked to heart disease, but the reverse is probably not true as previously thought.

Chuck Dietzen, M.D., founder of The Timmy Foundation, an organization that has helped channel funds, volunteers and medical professionals to poor areas at home and abroad, will discuss his recent medical mission trip to Haiti.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore happiness and middle age with Arthur Stone, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

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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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