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Exercise Advice for Cold Sufferers – This Week on Sound Medicine


Exercise may help prevent catching a cold, but if you’re already sick, working out may do more harm than good. Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., will meet with sports medicine expert David Nieman , Dr.P.H., to find why it’s a bad idea to exercise when you’ve got a cold. Dr. Nieman is a fellow at the American College of Sports Medicine.

In the latest Sound Medicine “doc chat” session, host Barbara Lewis will talk with IU oncologist and Sound Medicine essayist Larry Cripe, M.D., about a recent Dartmouth study of terminally ill cancer patients. The study found that information about end-of-life care is lacking for these patients. Dr. Cripe is medical director of the palliative care unit at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.

On the Internet, it’s easy to look up and diagnose your symptoms, right? “Wrong,” says Ruben Hernandez, M.D., a primary care physician at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis.  Dr. Hernandez will explain to Sound Medicine’s Dr. Bogdewic why self-diagnosis online is a lousy idea.

One of the most important discoveries in the 20th century was the discovery of medical insulin, which utterly transformed and saved the lives of diabetes patients. Writer Arthur Ainsberg is co-author of Breakthrough, a book that traces the dramatic history of insulin’s development in 1921. Ainsberg will tell the remarkable story to Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D.

In this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup, Jeremy Shere will get travel advice from Harvard tropical disease expert Edward Ryan, M.D. Ryan will explain the importance of researching health risks before traveling, especially to  underdeveloped countries.

For more information on this show or archived editions, check the Sound Medicine website.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1FM). 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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