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What “comprehensive” certification could mean to you

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Recently, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. “Big deal,” you say? It sure is, and here’s why. Comprehensive Stroke Center is the highest designation awarded by the leading accreditation organizations in stroke. From the Joint Commission website: “The goal of establishing this new level of certification is to recognize…

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Surviving (and thriving) through the teen years

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Parenting at every stage of a child’s life has trials, but parenting during adolescence poses unique challenges. To help make the teenage years more enjoyable for you and your teen, plan ahead and be informed about adolescent issues so you can begin thinking about how you’ll address them when the time comes. Setting expectations early means there will be fewer surprises – and hopefully less conflict – during the teen years. Other suggestions: Be a good role model. Teenagers…

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Why have a primary care doctor?

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

You may need to see a doctor if you’re ill or injured, but what if you’re not? Some people who are in apparent good health don’t feel they need to see a primary care physician. The fact is that developing a relationship with a primary care doctor now is an important step in your long-term efforts to stay healthy. A primary care doctor is the first point of contact for most health-related concerns. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute medical conditions, your doctor recommends…

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Coaching reminders for cold-weather runners

10/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It won’t be long until cold weather makes outdoor training a different proposition for running enthusiasts. To help runners prepare for the seasonal transition, we asked Mike Morrison, a sports performance coach at IU Health Sports Performance, to share reminders for training in winter conditions.  Avoid running on ice. “It sounds like common sense, but I see a fair number of people who have to sit out a season because they’ve hurt themselves by falling on ice,” Morrison…

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What to Do If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

10/15/2014 | Community

There are many reasons someone might not have health insurance, but without it, medical care is very expensive. If you don’t have health insurance, you may avoid seeing a doctor for minor medical problems that could become more serious later. That’s why health insurance is so important for your physical and financial health. The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act has changed the American system of healthcare and health insurance. If you don't have coverage, you may face a…

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Your Most Common Hospital Billing Questions Answered

10/14/2014 | Community

After reviewing your medical bill, you may find yourself stumped by several questions. From figuring out your payment options to understanding insurance coverage, the amount of information provided can be overwhelming. To help provide clarity, we’ve gathered a few of our patients’ most common questions and provided answers below. Check out these FAQs for some assistance with your bill. We know that trying to understand your hospital bill can be overwhelming – that’s why we’re…

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Nutrition Myths & Facts

10/10/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Our understanding of nutrition has improved so much over time. So how can you eat to stay healthy? Separate nutrition fact from fiction to be as healthy as you can be. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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Five Questions to Ask Before Open Enrollment

10/10/2014 | Community

Fall is a common time of the year for open enrollment in health insurance coverage. Choosing coverage is an important decision that can have lasting consequences for your physical and financial health. Here are five questions to ask before open enrollment: Is the plan I have currently the best possible plan for my family? Many people choose the plan that has the lowest premium, but that isn’t always the best option. Think about whether you want to re-enroll in your current plan or look for…

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How to Break Up With Your Primary Care Physician and Find a New One

10/10/2014 | Community

Breaking up is hard to do, or so the saying goes. This may be especially true when you need to sever your relationship with your primary care physician. It’s time to find a new doctor if: You have a hard time getting an appointment, or have to wait months to get on the schedule Your time with the doctor feels rushed You don’t feel like all your questions are being answered Your insurance changes and no longer covers the provider You simply don’t have a connection with the doctor…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 6

10/09/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries to AJ Green, Calvin Johnson and Sammy Watkins affect your fantasy football team? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack will analyze their injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions…

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