• 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

  • The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    The Importance of Reading to Your Child

    03/26/2015 |

    Most of us adults would recognize the impact literacy has on our daily lives. But did you realize that reading to and with your child from the youngest age possible provides countless benefits to his or her health and well-being? If you find yourself…  Read More

  • Get the Facts: Five Facts About Spring Allergies in Kids

    03/23/2015 |

    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…  Read More

  • 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…  Read More

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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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Stopping the Flu Before it Starts: Understanding How the Flu Spreads Among Children

03/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessFamily CarePrimary Care

Winter is winding down but cold and flu season is still in full effect. Keeping your  family healthy can be a challenge. It helps to understand how the flu spreads- especially how it spreads among kids. Understanding how the flu is transmitted can help you take steps to prevent your family from getting sick in the first place. The Flu: It’s In the Air Influenza, more commonly called “the flu” is an airborne disease that causes fever, sore throats, chills, and coughing in children…

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IU Health now offers free trauma cadaver labs for EMS professionals

IU Health now offering free cadaver labs for EMS providers

03/20/2015

As a ‘thank you’ to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who rush to the scenes of health emergencies and make accurate, lightning fast decisions when seconds matter and lives are in jeopardy, the Level I Trauma Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital recently hosted a special educational opportunity: a trauma-focused cadaver lab. [IN THE NEWS: WISH-TV 8 covers IU Health's first trauma cadaver lab for EMS] A rare (free) opportunity IU Health’s cadaver lab experience…

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When Should I Keep My Child Home from School?

When Should I Keep My Child Home from School?

03/20/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Have you ever grappled with the decision to keep your children home from school or send them on their way, sniffles and all? School rules and your own best judgment often provide the best answer.  The school rules are the rules. More often than not, a child is going to stay home from school for reasons related to school rules. Examples of such school rules are that the child must be fever-free for 24 hours, have been on antibiotics 24 hours after a strep diagnosis or have not vomited that day. …

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4 ways to cope with pain after joint replacement

03/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

When it comes to coping with pain, some people may have a psychological advantage over others. As a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Rehabilitation Services, Patrick Morgan, DPT, works with patients in the first few days after their orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Morgan says everyone deals with pain differently, but based on his experience, there are certain demographics that seem to do better, in part because of the way they think.  Mature women…

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