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How A Deadly Virus Saved Organ Transplant Patients' Lives

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.

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On The Front Lines Of A Drug Crisis: A New Video Series

On The Front Lines Of A Drug Crisis: A New Video Series

The opioid addiction crisis is often reported on in desperate terms. But, to the people working on the frontlines of the problem, there are known and proven approaches that can help.

Sound Medicine 11-22-09

Nov 22, 2009

On Sound Medicine this week: marketing smokeless nicotine products; reforming the physician's fee-for-service pay structure; the dog flu and its vaccine; and the book, Smallpox, the Death of a Disease.

Sound Medicine 11-15-09

Nov 15, 2009

Topics this week on Sound Medicine include antibiotic-resistance from livestock; the origins of malaria; a fruit-fly pheromone that could lead to better insect control; treating bipolar disorder; and Dr. Marie Savard on the importance of reducing life-stress.

Sound Medicine 11-08-09

Nov 8, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine, Dr. Aaron Carroll compares the latest House and Senate HC reform bills; Dr. Marcia Shew discusses Gardasil, the cervical cancer vaccine; 12-year old researcher Brendan O'Neil discovers energy drinks don't work; and Dr. Tim Ford discusses the use of satellite imaging for predicting disease.

Sound Medicine 11-01-09

Nov 1, 2009

Sound Medicine: 10-25-09

Oct 25, 2009

Sound Medicine 10-18-09

Oct 18, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine, two breast cancer experts discuss PARP (Poly ADP-ribose polymerase) inhibitors and how these drugs show promise for treating breast cancer. Also, learn how smoking marijuana may correlate with testicular cancer; hear 2009 Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn discuss her research in telomeres; hear first-hand what it's like to live with AIDS as a chronic condition; and details about a study that claims just thinking about money affects how people experience pain and social rejection.

Sound Medicine 10-11-09

Oct 11, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine topics include the Human Toxome Project; why college athletes are vulnerable to H1N1; similarities among individuals hospitalized with H1N1; why primary care physicians suffer burnout; and humorist Eric Metcalf offers up his favorite home remedies -- and a prediction for the merican health care system.

Sound Medicine 10-04-09

Oct 4, 2009

This week, a special edition of Sound Medicine. We air the health-care reform debate that took place on the IU School of Medicine campus, on Sept. 11, 2009.

Sound Medicine 09-27-09

Sep 27, 2009

This week, Sound Medicine topics include: Dr. Malaz Boustani on common drugs that can cause cognitive impairment in older adults; Alison Gopnik, PhD, on her book "The Philosophical Baby," which looks at how babies perceive the world; and Dr. Aaron Carroll provides an update on health-care reform legislation. Also, Dr. Joe O'Neil on the Indiana law prohibiting teens from cellphoning while driving.

Sound Medicine 09-20-09

Sep 20, 2009


The Workaround

The Workaround: A New Podcast From Side Effects Public Media

These are stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to work around the American healthcare system.

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