• March 2015 Baritric Support Groups

    02/27/2015 |

    IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight…  Read More

  • Heart Valve Replacements and Repairs

    02/27/2015 | Cardiovascular

    What is the function of our heart valves? Our heart valves are what transfers our blood from chamber to chamber in the heart along with delivering blood to the larger arteries. The valves open and close in order to allow blood out but not to allow blood…  Read More

  • Coats & child car seats do not mix

    02/26/2015 |

    When the wind chill is so cold that it stings your skin during that short walk to your car, it’s easy to want to bundle up your young children and leave them in their warm coat for the drive. But this time of year, experts warn parents that large…  Read More

  • Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015

    02/26/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Another year, another knee injury for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. With torn meniscus in his right knee, will he be able to come back as the same player? Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots, what does this mean for his future?…  Read More

  • Help Your Teen Cope with Athletic Letdowns

    Help Your Teen Cope with Athletic Letdowns

    02/26/2015 |

    It’s the end of the sports season and your teen is fired up with school spirit. It comes to the final game, and emotions run high. Then you watch your child’s face as her team takes the loss. Letdowns can hurt, and seeing your child’s…  Read More

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5 tips for safer snow shoveling

02/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bending, lifting and twisting—they’re the three most common ways to cause trauma to the back. And what activity better fits that description than shoveling snow? Even if you’re in great shape, snow shoveling is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Unfortunately, when the snow flies, someone has to make driveways, sidewalks and stairs passable. If you’re the “someone” in your family who handles snow removal, you can take steps to protect your back while you’re…

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Everyday drugs that increase Alzheimer’s risk

02/19/2015 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

We often warn people about the side effects of medications on your liver, heart and kidney. But we don’t mention anything about your brain, which is arguably the most precious organ in the body.  Many people are not aware of the potential side effects on the brain from certain common medications, which are prescribed to at least half of patients. New Findings  A recent study found out that if you were taking certain types of prescription or over-the-counter medications,…

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Oscars Shine Light on Disease

Oscar Nominees Shine Light on Disease

02/19/2015 | Events

Movies tell stories to an audience. These stories can simply entertain us, but they can also educate and inspire. For complex or difficult subjects, films possess an ability to deliver an understanding, often at an emotional level, unlike most other media. This year’s Oscar-nominated films and actors tackle many diseases, disorders and the mental anguish that can accompany them. Here are ways Oscar nominees shine light on disease this year: ● “Still Alice” - Julianne Moore…

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The Importance of Allergy Diagnosis

02/19/2015 | Allergy & Asthma

Allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens entering the body. Allergens are foreign, and the body’s immune system feels the need to fight them off. Popular misunderstandings about allergies are that they are caused by the allergens themselves, when really, allergens are completely harmless. Instead, your body’s reaction to the allergens is at fault. Who gets allergies? Allergies rely mostly on your genetic predisposition, but not completely. For example, a parent allergic to…

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Can you be overweight and still be fit?

02/13/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you frequently visit a gym to stay in shape, you may have noticed a discouraging phenomenon. There are always a few people who work out faithfully and never slack off in a class, yet they are still overweight. Or maybe that’s your story. How can we exercise so much for so long and still be overweight? Is it possible to be overweight and still be physically fit? Yes and no, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. “A lot depends…

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