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When To Call: Sore Throat

11/25/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

It’s that time of year when many children develop upper respiratory infections, or the common cold. Your child’s symptoms may often include a sore throat. A sore throat can cause irritation and pain with swallowing. You can help relieve your child’s sore throat pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Warm liquids, such as chicken noodle soup, may also help. In most cases, a sore throat does not require a trip to see the doctor, and symptoms should go away when the cold subsides.…

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Five Healthy Replacements for Cigarettes

11/24/2014 | WellnessSafety

If you smoke, you’re probably well aware of the dangers. From anti-smoking television commercials to the Surgeon General’s Warning on cigarette packaging, you’ve heard how smoking negatively affects your body. Who needs another article telling you how horrible your habit is? Instead, how about one that helps you kick it? Smoking can be a difficult habit to overcome, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Replacement therapy is a great way to trick yourself into changing an unhealthy…

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3 Ways to Ease the Financial Cost of Caregiving

11/24/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Nearly half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 annually on care for their loved ones, according to a recent survey. Expenses from medications, medical bills, groceries and more, can add up quickly, putting a strain on a caregiver’s mind and budget. There are programs and options to help caregivers get the help they need with providing care and covering the cost. Try these resources to reduce the cost of caregiving. • Explore government programs. Some government programs, including…

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Rehabilitating Our Youth: How Court-Ordered Drug Treatment Works at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is committed to serving all children and teens in the region who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, including juvenile offenders. If an adolescent is a good candidate for our program, we can help them complete their court-ordered drug rehabilitation. But more importantly, we can help them get their life back on the right track. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving leftovers are a favorite holiday tradition in some families. Just thinking about that day-after turkey sandwich can make your mouth water. Your kids, however, may not be as excited about eating Thanksgiving leftovers. Leftovers often just don’t seem appealing to kids, especially that foil covered, half-eaten turkey they see sitting in your refrigerator. We talked to Peter Fulgenzi, executive chef at Indiana University Health North Hospital, about how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers…

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