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Challenging the Stigma Building Colorectal Cancer Awareness

04/16/2015 | Digestive Diseases

Colorectal cancer, in comparison to other fatal diseases, is often not publicly discussed. Colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States.  Many people afflicted with this disease feel embarrassed to discuss their affliction. It is essential, however, to know what colorectal cancer is, who it affects, how to prevent it, and what to do if you have it. What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal Cancer is cancer that affects the colon, or rectum that are both sections of the large…

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Spring into Healthy Activities—Rain or Shine

04/16/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s spring in Indiana, and Hoosiers never know what type of weather the day will bring. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees to 70 degrees on any given day with a variety of precipitation possibilities—rain, hail and even a late spring snow. No matter the weather outside, it’s helpful to have a list of go-to activities for both indoors and outdoors. 3 spring outdoor activities for kids Play ball. Baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer—the lush green lawns…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015

04/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

With baseball season starting, our sports medicine experts discuss rotator cuff injuries. Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this common injury, why baseball players are more prone to it and how young athletes can prevent it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report…

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How Does Boomer Prepare for Game Day?

04/15/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Boomer, mascot for the Indiana Pacers, entertains NBA basketball fans with skilled dunking and fun antics. Since his “birthday” in the fall of 1991, Boomer has accomplished many great things such as performing at several NBA All-Star Games and with a variety of celebrities. Whether he’s dancing with IndyCar legend A.J. Foyt or singer Justin Timberlake, Boomer makes people smile—it’s his favorite hobby. He exerts a lot of energy in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, and…

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Dealing with Homesickness: It’s Not About Home

04/14/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionFamily Care

With summer on the horizon, children look forward to overnight camps, sleepovers and more. Spending the night away from home can cause some children to become homesick. What exactly does it mean to be homesick?  The Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics defines homesickness as “distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents.” When a child begins to feel homesick, they don’t miss their…

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