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Four Snow Day Activities for Your Developmentally Disabled Child

12/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

When parents get the call about a snow day, they often face a quick decision about how to entertain their children all day. As a parent of a developmentally disabled child, finding fun and safe activities during cold winter months can be difficult, especially when there is snow on the ground. For your child’s development, it’s important that you keep them busy with activities that promote neurological and physical stimulation. Your child can enjoy many aspects of winter and stay safe…

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Steer Clear of the Common Cold

12/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionTreatments

During cold and flu season, keeping your family healthy can be a challenge, especially with children. Adults may know how to avoid the common cold, but kids may not have the good health habits that lead to prevention. You can help your kids by teaching them these simple practices. Hand washing. Washing hands regularly -- and correctly -- is one of the best ways to keep your kids healthy. Teach them to wash their hands with warm water and soap, making sure to wash their wrists and under their fingernails.…

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What to expect if you dislocate a knee playing soccer

12/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s common knowledge that girls who play soccer are prone to lower extremity injuries. Next to ACL injuries, these female athletes are most likely to dislocate their knees, according Steve Hartsock, MD, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Soccer’s forces are similar in both genders, but the muscles that stabilize the hips and knees are generally weaker in girls than they are in boys of the same age. Although the kneecap can be easily…

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Healthy Holiday Recipes

12/18/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means—delicious favorite foods are everywhere. It can be hard to turn down that extra cookie or Aunt Jane’s famous sweet potato casserole, even if you know you’ll regret the extra pounds next month. Thankfully, there are ways you can have your holiday treats without weight gain. One easy idea is to modify your favorite recipes with healthier alternatives for common ingredients. For example: Instead of whole eggs: egg whites…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 15

12/18/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries to T.Y. Hilton and DeMarco Murray hinder your chances to win your fantasy football league? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (discussion starts at :55) Keenan…

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