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The USDA Plans for Healthier School Lunches, This Week on Sound Medicine

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But will kids eat healthy lunches? Sound Medicine reporter Shia Levitt examines the practicalities of implementing the USDA’s proposed guidelines for school lunches that contain fresher, lower fat and lower sodium foods.

Diagnosing food allergies. Recently approved food-allergy guidelines could make it easier for physicians to diagnose and treat them. Pediatric immunologist Wesley Burks, M.D., helped create the guidelines. Dr. Burks will discuss difficulties in diagnosing food allergies and explain how the new rules will help. Dr. Burks is chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

After the Stork. When a new baby is brought home from the hospital, we sometimes hear about the mother suffering from post-partum depression, usually due to hormonal changes. But clinical psychologist Sara Rosenquist, Ph.D., believes that fathers and adoptive parents can suffer from post partum depression too. Dr. Rosenquist, author of the book After the Stork, will join host Barbara Lewis to discuss ways to alleviate post-partum depression.

The Inadequate Conception. For some, the stork never arrives. Indianapolis-based writer Lori LeRoy and her husband have struggled for years to have children, so far without success. Her husband urged her to keep a journal about their effort to conceive, and the result is her book, The Inadequate Conception. In it, LeRoy writes about infertility with humor and good sense. She will join Barbara Lewis to discuss her unique outlook on infertility.

Playing classical piano with arthritis. For years, pianist Byron Janis has dealt with a cruel irony: arthritis in his hands. Despite it, Janis went on to become one of the 20th century’s great performers, playing through the pain. With Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis, Janis will discuss how he’s managed his arthritis over the course of his career.  He is the author of a new book, Chopin and Beyond – My Extraordinary Life in Music and the Paranormal. Janis is donating a portion of the proceeds to the Arthritis Foundation.

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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