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Update on Healthcare Reform Legislation, This Week on Sound Medicine — Sept. 12

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IU health policy expert Aaron Carroll, M.D., will discuss the future of the health care reform law passed earlier this year. Dr. Carroll says that although the public is increasingly unhappy about health care legislation, he remains optimistic about the specific entitlements now mandated by the law.

Project Medishare is a volunteer medical effort based in Haiti sponsored by the University of Miami. Several participating physicians and health care professionals will recall a meaningful experience they shared while working in a Haitian field hospital.

Marc Mendoca, Ph.D., director of radiation and cancer biology at the IU Simon Cancer Center, will discuss the increasing use of medical imaging technologies, including tests such as CT scans, and the radiation risk they pose.

In another installment of the Patient Listening series, Dr. Rich Frankel talks with Jim Ogan, a pediatrician from Charlottesville, Virginia, who makes housecalls. Dr. Ogan explains his unusual practice, and his enjoyable relationships with his patients and their families.

In the Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeramy Shere, Ph.D., ponders if our personalities change over time. To find out, he talks with Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of California Riverside.

Find archived editions and other helpful information at the Sound Medicine website.

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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