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Bariatric Surgery to Control Diabetes, This Week on Sound Medicine


Bariatric surgery to control diabetes.  The International Diabetes Foundation now recommends bariatric surgery to help obese patients control their blood sugar. Bariatric surgeon Robin Blackstone, M.D., chats with Sound Medicine’s Steve Bogdewic, Ph.D., about recent studies showing that laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures often result in better control of diabetes – as well as weight-loss. Dr. Blackstone is president-elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

More on mammography guidelines.  On receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer, one of the first places women turn is a website:   The oncologist who started that site, Marisa Weiss, M.D., will speak with Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D., about her strong objections to the recent changes in mammography guidelines. Dr. Weiss, a recent breast cancer survivor, practices medicine in Philadelphia; she has written three books, including 7 Minutes! How to Get the Most from Your Doctor Visit.

Researching the role hope plays. Here’s a question oncologists still can’t answer: Does hope affect cancer patients’ decision-making? Or their outcomes? Emily Beckman, D.M.H., teaches medical humanities and has been exploring this question in her research. Dr. Beckman will share some of her ideas with Dr. Bogdewic.  Dr. Beckman is on faculty at Indiana University School of Liberal Arts on the IUPUI campus.

Book: You, Raising a Child. Known to Oprah viewers as “Dr. Mike,” Michael Roizen, M.D., will chat with Dr. Miller about the latest volume in a series of books he’s co-authored with Dr. Mehmet Oz, another Oprah regular. The book aims to help mothers and fathers identify their natural parenting style and become the ideal parent: firm but flexible. Dr. Roizen chairs the division of anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and pain management at the Cleveland Clinic.

The most important meal of the day. Also on this week’s show, nutritionist and essayist Alix Litwak has tips for starting each day right: with a healthy breakfast.

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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