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Tips for Keeping Athletes Hydrated, This Week on Sound Medicine

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Certified athletic trainer Marje Albohm explains the dangers of heat illness and offers ways parents and coaches can treat heat-stricken players. Albohm is president of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Physician and researcher Omar Hasan, M.B.B.S., M.P.H, examined more than 150,000 hospital records and found that uninsured patients are twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke as patients with private insurance. Dr. Hasan provides details on his study to Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D.

Budget cuts to county health departments could cause serious problems for public health in the U.S. Indiana University public health expert Stephen Jay, M.D., discusses the shortage of public health workers with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D.

Indiana University pediatric health researcher Sherri Bucher, Ph.D., explains a new international outreach program called “Helping Babies Breathe,” which trains third-world birth attendants to keep newborns alive.  

In the last segment of the show, optometrist and IU ophthalmology professor Melanie Pickett, O.D., talks about the phenomenon of “anime eyes” and provides safety tips for young women who wish to wear these funky but fashionable colored contact lenses.

In this week’s Sound Medicine “Checkup” Jeramy Shere, Ph.D., explores an unusual finding in stroke research. Apparently, stimulating a rat’s whiskers will prevent a stroke in the animal, a technique that could be adjusted to work on humans.

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Sound Medicine is produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with WFYI Public Radio. The show 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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