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<p>This weekend, July 17 and 18, <i>Sound Medicine</i> host Barbara Lewis and guests will discuss health care costs, treating vision loss from diabetes and the epidemic of drug addiction.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine- July 17 and 18


Ryan Thompson, M.D., an internist in Boston, will explain a course he designed and teaches at Harvard Medical School that helps new doctors understand the cost of care they are prescribing.

Raj Maturi, M.D., an ophthalmologist with Midwest Eye Institute in Indianapolis, will discuss a new study that found the drug Lucentis, an age-related macular degeneration treatment, has improved vision loss caused by diabetes.

Stephen Goff, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, biochemistry and molecular biophysics at Columbia University, will discuss what is known about a new retrovirus called XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia related virus), which has been linked to prostate cancer and possibly chronic fatigue syndrome.

Gabor Mate, M.D., a family practice physician and author, will discuss his new book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, which looks at the epidemic of addiction in our society and explains what must be done break the hold on behaviors and emotions.

This week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” will explore the effects location on exercise activity with Phillip Troped, Ph.D., assistant professor of health and kinesiology at Purdue University.

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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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