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Developing Emergency Medical Shelters in Indiana, This Week on Sound Medicine


Sound Medicine airs Sunday, Sept.25, at 2 p.m. on WFYI, 90.1FM. For the airtime on a public radio station near you, check the Sound Medicine website

Emergency medical shelters. Tornados, floods, earthquakes. When emergencies hit, it’s not always possible to transport the wounded to a local hospital. In Indiana, emergency medical relief plans include the deployment of medical shelters, self-contained portable structures that keep health care operational through any kind of disaster. Sound Medicine reporter Sandy Roob will tour one of the tents and explain what it provides in times of need.

A dream hospital. Pam Wible, M.D., is on a mission to create an ideal healing environment: a healthcare facility with a human, patient-centered focus. In her chat with Sound Medicine’s Dr. Steve Bogdewic, Dr. Wible explains how she quit her medical career to focus on creating a hospital where patients and doctors are happy, comfortable, and at home.

Excessive newborn screening? Soon after a baby is born, her heel is pricked for a tiny blood sample that’s tested for dozens, even hundreds, of diseases. Today, some physicians are questioning the sense of screening for diseases that have no cure or even treatment. Joining Barbara Lewis to discuss the controversy will be Alan Fleischman, M.D., senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation.

Anatomy of Addiction. In his most recent book, medical historian Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., relates the history of cocaine and examines two famous physician-users, William Halsted and Sigmund Freud. The drug grew popular in the 19th century, first as a medical therapy and later as a recreational drug. Dr. Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, will talk with Sound Medicine’s Kathy Miller, M.D.

More about healers. Continuing our series on the book Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work, co-authors David Schenck and Larry Churchill explain why assigning a name to a patient’s condition is so important. Schenck and Churchill, both on faculty at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, interviewed more than 50 highly regarded doctors for their book.

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 Indiana University Health Physicians, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Did you Know is presented by Wishard Health Services, becoming Eskenazi Health in 2014.

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