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Discovering Who’s Who in Your Doctor’s Office

02/05/2016

A medical practice can be a busy place. But your doctor isn’t the only one who helps you stay in good health. A number of different health professionals often work together. Here, a peek at some common personnel. The Job: Nursing Assistant (NA) Primary Responsibilities: Also known as nurses’ aides, NAs work in a variety of places, including hospitals, assisted living, hospice and other long-term care settings. NAs work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and help to interact…

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When You Should Go to the Doctor for Strep

02/05/2016

Sore throats are one of the most common symptoms of various illnesses, including fairly benign diseases like the common cold. Most of the time, sore throats will get better on their own with no treatment beyond rest and staying hydrated. However, sometimes, a sore throat may indicate a more severe illness like strep throat. If you have strep throat, you should contact a doctor to get medication to treat the disease. Here are signs that your sore throat may actually be strep. Sore throat that causes…

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RECIPES: Healthier Super Bowl Dips

02/05/2016

Everyone knows one of the best parts about the Super Bowl has nothing to do with football: it’s all about the food! But typical game day food is notoriously heavy and unhealthy. Try these lightened up dips that still hit the spot and are super easy to make. Both are great with your favorite sliced vegetables and chips (try whole grain pita chips). Buffalo Black Bean Dip Deep fried wings coated in buffalo sauce are delicious but also heart burn-inducing, not to mention terrible for the waistline.…

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Do You Need A New Knee?

02/05/2016

If simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs or even just sitting in place or lying down causes knee pain—and medications, exercise and other remedies aren’t providing any relief, it may be time to consider total knee replacement surgery. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine, according…

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Injury Report Insight: 2/4/2016

02/04/2016 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineWellnessInjury Report Insight

Listen in to a special Super Bowl edition of Injury Report Insight. This week Dr. Robert Klitzman, Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon at Indiana University Health previews Super Bowl 50 and three player injuries that may impact the game. This week's report and injury analysis includes: Thomas Davis, LB, Carolina Panthers Jared Allen, DE, Carolina Panthers Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Concussions Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke…

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Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor About Smoking Cessation

02/04/2016

According to the Center for Disease Control, 17.8% of all Americans smoke. Smoking is one of the number one sources of preventable death in the United States. Unfortunately, cigarettes made with tobacco also contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug. Tobacco users are more likely to get heart disease, lung cancer, and many other deadly diseases than people who do not smoke, Quitting cigarettes on your own can be incredibly, incredibly difficult. People who try to quit smoking often start again because…

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Pain Relief Secrets from a Physical Therapist

02/04/2016

Go for the cold — right away. Applying cold to an injured area helps control swelling, inflammation and pain, says Patricia Stackhouse, physical therapist at Indiana University Health. The trick is to be quick, though. Even though you can’t yet see a bruise (because it takes a while for broken blood vessels under the skin to show up, especially if they’re deep), start icing an injured area immediately. An ice pack is the best option, but not everyone has one of those handy, says…

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When to Call Your Doctor About Whooping Cough

02/04/2016

First and foremost, it’s important to understand and recognize whooping cough. Pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, is a respiratory infection caused by bacteria. Whooping cough is defined by violent, uncontrollable coughing. In some at risk populations, particularly infants, it can be fatal. How can you tell if you have whooping cough, or a run of the mill cough caused by a cold? Here are some symptoms of whooping cough: Early symptoms resemble a cold, runny nose, sneezing, mild cough…

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Five Sanity-Saving Tricks For Dealing With Picky Eaters

02/04/2016

Picky eating can drive even the most patient parent completely mad. Keep your cool with these tricks: 1. Create an appetizer platter: You know those beautiful crudité platters served at parties? Make one of those for your kids. Vegetables are often a sticking point with picky eaters, so keeping veggies appealing and accessible is key. Arrange colorful raw veggies along a yummy dip (such as ranch or a fruity salad dressing) with some familiar favorites like apple slices or cheese and set it…

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When to Call Your Doctor About a Rash

02/03/2016

A rash is an area of skin that is reddish, or sometimes covered in bumps. Rashes are often not serious- they come about because of irritation, or allergic reaction, and fade quickly. Some rashes, however, can be indicators of more serious diseases or infection. A rash could indicate development of an illness like shingles, or chickenpox. If you have a serious disease, or allergic reaction, you will need medical help to treat it. Here are some symptoms that may indicate you should contact your doctor:…

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