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Sound Medicine: April 15, 2007

This week, David Hayes, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and his colleagues pose an answer, based on multiple test calls, on whether cellular phone usage in hospitals affects medical devices was a myth.

The Dalai Lama, Buddhist monks and some of the world’s leading neuroscientists gather every year at a conference to exchange theories on the latest discoveries in neuroplasticity, the study of how brains evolve and change during a lifetime. Sharon Begley, author of "Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain" and health columnist for Newsweek magazine, attended the conference. She reflects on what she learned about the function and structure of the brain and how it can be changed.

National Public Radio reporter Allison Aubrey reports on what is said to be the nation’s most common eating disorder – binging – and Thomas Gilliam, PhD, an expert on corporate wellness and the author of "Move It. Lose It. Live Healthy: Achieve a Healthier Workplace One Employee at a Time," discusses the importance of having a facility on-site for employees to exercise.