bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

04/06/2015 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Are you tossing and turning because of an approaching deadline, too much caffeine or even because of something you ate? At one time or another, we’ve all had trouble sleeping, which leaves you frustrated and drained of energy. It may seem difficult at first, but getting a better night’s sleep is something you have to commit to. We have tips to help you form healthy bedtime habits and get the rest you need- none of which involve counting sheep. “Good sleep is essential to an individual's overall…

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What to expect after hip replacement

04/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Many people delay hip replacement, fearing pain and a temporary loss of independence during recovery. As a physical therapist who helps patients recover from hip replacements and other elective orthopedic surgeries, Patrick Morgan, DPT, says his patients are often surprised that they recover sooner, with better results and less pain than they expected. “There is more space for swelling and inflammation to go in hip replacement than with other joint replacements,” says Morgan, who works…

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Eggs: They Aren’t Just for Easter

04/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

You may know that eggs are a great source of protein but did you know that eggs have many other health benefits? In this infographic, we discuss some of the many health benefits of eggs. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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April 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/02/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the spring break trips and summer barbeques around the corner, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a…

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Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

04/02/2015 | Exercise

Indianapolis welcomes the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball teams and their loyal fans to Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend. These athletes are at the top of their game after months of training, conditioning and fast-paced competitive play. The spectators and cheerleaders also bring high energy to root for their favorite teams. To compete at this level of basketball, players must have agility, endurance and speed, with the ability to pivot directions and post high vertical jumps. Spectators also…

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Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

04/02/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

The expert medical professionals of Indiana University Health bring passion and skill to every specialty and treatment offered. They also bring compassion and understanding because, after all, they’re human, too. Ever find yourself chasing the ever-allusive balance when it comes to healthy choices for food and exercise? You are not alone. Here, three Indiana University Health professionals weigh in on the balancing act.Anna King, RD - Clinical Dietitian at Indiana University Health Perfection…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015

04/02/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What does NBA star Kevin Durant's foot injury and recent bone graft surgery mean for his future? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown Kevin Durant's injury, recovery timetable and how young athletes can prevent similar injuries. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015…

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Cervical Cancer Screening – Update on New Guidelines

04/02/2015 | CancerWomen's HealthEvents

What is the biggest risk factor for cervical cancer? The most important risk factor for cervical cancer is infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).  There are over 100 different types of HPV; however, most types of HPV do not cause cancer.  Typically our body’s immune system gets rid of the virus before it does harm.  It is estimated, 80 percent of women are exposed to the HPV virus during their lifetime. How could I be exposed to HPV (human papillomavirus)? It is important…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Autism spectrum disorder affects about one in 88 children in the United States, according to the CDC. Autism is about four times more likely to occur in boys than girls. Currently, scientists do not know the cause of autism. April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life. Autistic children often have communication and social development problems, as well as rejecting physical contact.…

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Key Medical Scans and What They Do

Key Medical Scans and What They Do

03/30/2015 | InnovationsTechnologies

When it comes to medical diagnostic imaging, the classic is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. At Indiana University Health, doctors utilize state-of-the-art imaging technologies to create detailed pictures of a body’s inner workings. Minimally invasive, safe and painless, diagnostic imaging enables doctors to identify injuries, disorders and diseases with pinpoint accuracy.  What types of scans are available and when might my doctor use them? The scan(s) your doctor chooses depends…

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