• What is My Teen Talking About When She Says She Wants a “Thigh Gap?”

    03/31/2015 |

    The urge to be thin among young girls has been a feature of our society for some time now. Thin models are on display on nearly every magazine cover, TV commercial, and billboard a teen is likely to come across in her day-to-day life. The pressure to…  Read More

  • Impacts of Social Media on Children

    Tech Talk: Impacts of Social Media on Children

    03/30/2015 |

    Social media opens up vast possibilities of connection to information unlike any technology the world has seen. Along with the many innovations, social media and the Internet present dangers to their users, especially younger ones. According to a Pew…  Read More

  • Key Medical Scans and What They Do

    Key Medical Scans and What They Do

    03/30/2015 | InnovationsTechnologies

    When it comes to medical diagnostic imaging, the classic is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. At Indiana University Health, doctors utilize state-of-the-art imaging technologies to create detailed pictures of a body’s inner workings. Minimally…  Read More

  • Foot Screenings can play a vital role in your health.

    03/26/2015 | Events

    How important is it to undergo foot screenings? Having your feet properly screened can be vitally important for individuals who suffer from poor circulation in their lower limbs. Those who are at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes…  Read More

  • Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

    Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

    03/26/2015 |

    Screening tests for colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) help to keep this cancer listed as a highly preventable one. When found through regular screening, precancerous polyps can be removed, and cancerous ones can be treated early. Colorectal…  Read More

Latest Updates

Get the Facts: Five Facts About Spring Allergies in Kids

03/23/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionTreatmentsAllergies & Asthma

It’s not winter anymore. Cold and flu season is over. Yet your little one is sniffling, and complaining of itchy eyes and sinus pain. Could she have spring allergies? Spring allergies affect many children, but if your child has never shown allergy symptoms before, it can be hard to tell if they’re sick or allergic. Here are some telltale signs that your child is suffering from an excess of pollen in the air, and not a cold or other disease. 1. Your family has a history of allergies. If…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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Staying Patient During Your Child’s Development

Staying Patient During Your Child’s Development

03/23/2015 | Everyday Wellness

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we are so eager for major life events that we grow anxious or impatient while waiting for the moment to arrive. Parents of little ones know this to be true as they watch their children grow and thrive. Each child develops at his or her own pace, and many parents seek to find balance between anticipation and patience throughout common developmental stages. Below are some tips to encourage a child’s development while practicing patience along the way.  …

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Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

03/23/2015 | Cancer

With regular screening, colorectal cancer is nearly entirely preventable. However, it remains the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.  Fear surrounding the bowel preparation for a colonoscopy keeps many people from obtaining the lifesaving screening. People simply avoid the test despite being at the appropriate age for screening and regardless of a family history of colon or rectal cancer. The colonoscopy screening and bowel preparation are nothing to fear. This infographic shines light…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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