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Breast Cancer Survivor, 22, Shares Inspiring Story After Getting The Diagnosis She Never Expected


The Indianapolis Colts kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sixth consecutive “Pinking of the Canal” event on Friday, October 2. Sarah Stockton, a patient of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, was the honorary breast cancer survivor at the event. At just 22 years old, she shared her unique and inspiring story. Sarah was in her senior year at Ball State University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had undergone screening for a lump in her breast, but never…

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#FriendshipFriday: The Importance of Friendship in Combatting Bullying

10/01/2015 | TreatmentsMental Health

October is Bullying Prevention Month. When your child is bullied at school, it’s easy to feel powerless. Preventing bullying, and dealing with it and the aftermath can seem impossibly daunting. There are tools available to help you help your children. One of the most powerful tools to help kids fight bullying is friendship. When a child is bullied, they often feel isolated and alone. Building strong friendships can help combat these feelings, giving a child powerful allies to stand against…

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What Are the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding for Moms and Babies?

10/01/2015 | Family CareCare for Newborns

In the United States, 77 percent of new moms breastfeed their babies. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) wants to increase this number to 81.9% by 2020. Why? Research has shown that breastfeeding improves the health of both the baby and the mom in a number of ways. We spoke to Kathy Thomas, BA, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, and Lactation Coordinator for Indiana University Health North Hospital about the health benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies.  Health Benefits For Moms: -Lowers blood pressure…

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How Increasing Your Water Intake for 30 Days Can Change Your Health

10/01/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Water is an essential part of your body. According to the United States Geological Survey, water makes up the majority of your body. This is why drinking plenty of it has such a positive impact on your overall health. In order to improve your health, set yourself a challenge - drink 1 to 2 more glasses of water per day for a month. If you complete this challenge, here are some positive health changes you might see: Better joint function. According to the Center for Disease Control, water helps your…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/1/2015

10/01/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football fans, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries that affect your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks…

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