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Expecting Moms: How to Keep Your Sanity During Bed Rest

07/27/2014 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

If you are at risk for complications during pregnancy, your healthcare provider may prescribe bed rest. This can mean different things in different situations. For some pregnancies, bed rest may simply mean that you must decrease your overall activity level, but it can also mean that mom must stay sitting or lying down—you may even be advised to not get up to shower or go to the bathroom. Staying at home with a decreased activity level can be difficult for many women during pregnancy, and you…

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Ertl procedure gives amputees better limb function

07/25/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Mike Sweeny, a patient who recently had the Ertl procedure.

Helping amputees recover an active lifestyle that doesn’t revolve around their limb loss is more than a calling for Janos Ertl, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Physicians Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. It’s part of a family tradition that began with his grandfather, Janos Ertl, Sr., MD, a Hungarian physician. “After World War II, there were all these amputees in Germany and Hungary who weren’t able to work,” Ertl says. “It became a social…

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Taking Therapy Outside

07/24/2014

When someone says they are receiving physical or occupational therapy, the typical thought is that they are inside using exercise balls; bikes; parallel bars and other equipment.  Can you imagine it a different way?  Experiencing outside therapy is another option.     What is a therapy garden? In this particular situation, the therapeutic garden at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center is used as a compliment to the therapy performed inside…

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Warning Signs: When to Take Your Child to the ER

07/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your children safe and healthy. Even healthy children get sick or hurt sometimes, but it can be difficult as a parent to know when to make the decision to take your child to the emergency room. You should take your child to the emergency room in the following circumstances: Sudden change in mental status – confusion, disorientation, sleepiness or difficulty waking Seizure, convulsion, fainting or loss of consciousness Sudden changes in…

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