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Hospital Noise – This Week on Sound Medicine


Hospital noise. Research suggests that excess noise causes physical stress, which, in a hospital setting, can slow healing. Sound Medicine field reporter Sandy Roob visits a hospital and talks with industrial noise experts about steps hospitals are taking to reduce the problem.

Sunscreen labeling. The Food andl Drug Administration (FDA) has enacted new, simpler rules for sunscreen labeling. FDA scientist Reynold Tan, Ph.D., will talk with Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis about UVA and UVB rays and about the new broad spectrum testing for sunscreens.

Binge drinking and the brain. Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D., will chat with IUPUI psychology professor Steve Boehm, Ph.D., about ways alcohol affects the brain. Dr. Boehm studies GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits mental activity.

Hemophilia. New genome-editing experiments may lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of hemophilia. Pediatric hematologist Amy Shapiro, M.D., will discuss the “royal disease” and explain the exciting new developments in hemophilia research. Dr. Shapiro is co-medical director at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center.

Modern-day military medicine. Military historian Ronald Glasser, M.D. will discuss his book Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds, which charts changes in battlefield injuries and medical treatments from 1960’s Vietnam to present-day Afghanistan.

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