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Flu Season is Nothing to Cough About: This Week on Sound Medicine


Andrea Sutherland, M.D., MPH, will discuss the rise in febrile seizures among the very young who received the flu vaccine Fluzone. Dr. Sutherland spoke with Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D., about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System operated by the FDA and CDC. Dr. Sutherland is the medical officer and special assistant to the director of the Division of Epidemiology in the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.

Riley Hospital pediatrician Rachel Vreeman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, speaks to Sound Medicine co-host David Crabb, M.D., about a recurring concern of parents of young children – the common fever – and what advice she gives them.

Did you know that about 3 million Americans stutter? Barry Guitar, an speech pathologist and expert on stuttering from the University of Vermont will speak to Dr. Crabb about the consequences of stuttering people may not realize and other facts about the condition which has gained attention due to the success of the movie The King’s Speech.

Jeremy Shere, Ph.D., reports in this week’s Sound Medicine Checkup on the benefits of Krav Maga, a hand-to-hand combat training used by the Israeli Defense Forces.

On the other side of physical fitness training, Steve Curtis, Ph.D., a sports psychologist at IU Health, will discuss his area of expertise – mental strength training. Dr. Curtis is credentialed to work with golfers on the PGA Tour.

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 Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Reports on primary health care topics are sponsored by Wishard Health Services.


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