Health researchers in Indiana are knocking on doors to collect surveys and DNA samples. A growing number of studies factor in zip code when considering health outcomes.
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People, Place And DNA: Indiana Study Goes Knocking For Health Answers

When health researchers make headlines, it’s often for a sensational project – like manipulating genes to create a baby. But others are examining broader issues, including how – and where – you live affects your health.

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Happier Birth Days: A Two-Part Panel Discussion

Experts explore what it will take to improve birth and health outcomes for Indiana's black moms and babies.

Sound Medicine 09-13-09

Sep 13, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIAID discusses swine flu vaccine clinical trials in children; Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the CDC explains this year's extended flu season; Dr. Ron Ackerman discusses the economics of preventive care; reporter Sandy Roob visits a student-run health clinic in Indianapolis; and sociologist Nina Bambina discusses the advantages of online social networking for seniors.

Sound Medicine 09-06-09

Sep 6, 2009

This week Sound Medicine presents a best-of show. Topics include federal stimulus funds for health clinics; the rise drug abuse among baby boomers; and interviews with John Medina, author of Brain Rules; Paul Roberts, author of The End of Food; and John LaPuma, MD, aka Chef MD, author of Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine.

Sound Medicine August 30, 2009

Aug 30, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: High school athletes and heat stroke; drug companies and healthcare reform; and a young film maker discusses his experience with teen depression. Dr. Larry Cripe reads a Grace Notes essay. Also, non-head hair transplants and popcorn's health properties.

Sound Medicine 08-23-09

Aug 23, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: MRSA staph infections from household pets; health insurance reform ideas; and an interview with the authors of Don't Swallow Your Gum, Drs. Aaron Carroll and Rachel Vreeman. Jeremy Shere covers sleeping-baby safety and pain-relief from swearing.

Sound Medicine 08-16-09

Aug 16, 2009

This week on Sound Medicine: The latest on the healthcare reform debate; treating alcoholism with drugs; unemployment as a health risk; and an interview with Howard Gleckman, author of Caring for Our Parents. Jeremy Shere covers lawnmower safety and stretching before exercise.

Sound Medicine 08-09-09

Aug 9, 2009

This week <em>Sound Medicine</em> visits Camp Medical Detective, where minority youths learn about medical professions. Other topics include Indiana University's Medical Service Learning programs; eating disorders; cross-training the mind; and we hear another essay in Dr. Larry Cripe's Grace Notes series.

Sound Medicine 08-02-09

Aug 2, 2009

This week, it is a Sound Ethics extravaganza. Host Barbara Lewis and IU bioethicist Eric Meslin revisit the following topics: the ethics of prescribing placebos; "Octomom" and IVF regulation; the "conscience rule" for medical professionals; exceptions to informed consent in medical research; and a terrific resource for evaluating accuracy in health news stories.

Sound Medicine 07-26-09

Jul 26, 2009

Topics this week include a CDC forecast for the fall 2009 flu season; vaccine requirements and recommendations for school kids, the latest research in colonoscopy, a day in the life of a sex-ed teacher; and an interview with Dr. David Kessler, author of "The End of Overeating."

Sound Medicine 07-19-09

Jul 19, 2009

Topics this week include a report on the new anti-tobacco legislation; a discussion about the public health impact of the anti-tobacco laws; heart tissue regeneration; and, in the second in our series on evidence based medicine, Dr. David Newman explains why doctors regularly recommend treatments that are NOT proven effective.

Sound Medicine 07-12-09

Jul 12, 2009

Topics this week include acupuncture research -- with toothpicks; evidence-based medicine; and compassion fatigue in health care professions.

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