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Religious Faith and Peace of Mind, This Week on Sound Medicine


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

Positive faith provides peace of mind. Researcher David Rosmarin, Ph.D., a specialist in religious and spiritual issues, conducted studies of Christians and Jews and concluded that individuals who believe in a benevolent god tend to worry less and to be more comfortable with uncertainty. In an interview with Sound Medicine’s David Crabb, M.D., Dr. Rosmarin argues that mental health professionals too often under-value the importance of spirituality and religious faith when working with their patients. Dr. Rosmarin is a researcher at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

Book: Healers. This holiday week we replay interviews with David Schenck, Ph.D., and Larry Churchill, Ph.D., co-authors of Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work. For the book, Schenck and Churchill interviewed more than 50 medical practitioners who’ve been identified by their peers as some of the best in their profession. Both men are on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Sound Medicine is an award-winning radio program co-produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio (90.1 FM). Sound Medicine is underwritten by Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Listen to Sound Medicine on the following Indiana public radio stations:
WBSB (Anderson), WFIU (Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo, Terre Haute), WNDY (Crawfordsville), WVPE (Elkhart/South Bend), WNIN (Evansville), WBOI (Fort Wayne), WFCI (Franklin), WBSH (Hagerstown/New Castle), WFYI (Indianapolis), WBSW (Marion), WBST (Muncie), WBSJ (Portland), WLPR (Lake County) and WBAA (West Lafayette).

The show also airs on these out-of-state public radio stations:
WLRH (Huntsville, Ala.), KSKA, (Anchorage, Alaska), KOTZ (Kotzebue, Alaska), KTNA-FM (Talkeetna, Alaska), KUHB-FM (Pribilof Islands, Alaska), KUAF-FM (Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Ark.), KRCC (Colorado Springs, Colo.), KIDE-FM (Hoopa Valley, Calif.), KEDM (Monroe, La.), WCNY and WRVO (Syracuse, N.Y.), WYSO (Yellow Springs, Ohio), WYSU (Youngstown, Ohio), KMHA (Four Bears, N.D.), KFTW (Fort Worth, Tex.), KEOS (College Station, Tex.) and KBPX-FM (Spokane, Wash.)