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Helping Your Child: What You Should Ask The Doctor

09/22/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

It can be frustrating to have unanswered questions about a medical issue or health problem, especially when it comes to your child. At Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, your child’s safety is our top concern. We want to be your partner in providing the best possible care. As a member of your child’s healthcare team, you can help ensure a successful outcome when it comes to diagnosis and treatment plans by trying the following tips: Take notes on your child’s…

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Are Flu Shots Recommended and Safe for Children?

09/22/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Yes, they are safe and highly encouraged for everyone 6 months and older. Our vaccines are highly regulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which works closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) among others to ensure the highest level of safety standards for the vaccine. It’s important for all kids to get flu vaccines, but especially those who suffer from asthma and other chronic conditions and those who reside in households with young infants. This way, the kids are vaccinated…

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13 ways to cope with arthritis

09/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Staying active and managing pain can make a big difference in overall health for people who have osteoarthritis, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, COMT, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “If your pain is so bad that you can only walk for five to ten minutes at a time, your cardiovascular health is going to decline,” says Carusillo. “We once thought rest was better than exercise for arthritis, but we’ve learned that moderate exercise can…

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Week/Day

09/22/2014 | WellnessSafety

Falls are Indiana’s leading cause of emergency department visits and most common for adults over the age of 65. According to the National Council on Aging, every 15 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. To help raise awareness on the subject, National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is September 22-28, and National Falls Prevention Day is September 23.   Falls can cause serious injuries to both body and finances. Injuries such as hip fractures,…

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Four Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Child’s Healthcare

09/19/2014 | Community

Your child’s well-being is of paramount importance, so getting the most out of your healthcare plan is essential. Sometimes, the health insurance industry can be difficult to navigate, especially with recent changes to healthcare laws in the United States. President Barack Obama signed The Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Since then, health insurance reforms have occurred across the nation, and beginning October 1, 2013, people were granted access to begin enrolling in the newly established…

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