bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

03/05/2015 | CommunityCancer

Since 2000, March has been recognized as the National Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon Cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, if detected early. During the month of March, patients, survivors, healthcare workers and caregivers show their support of Colon Cancer Awareness month by wearing blue ribbons and participating in many community events and outreach programs to help increase awareness and promote screening options. Approximately 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 50-75…

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How Much Activity Do You Need Each Day to Keep Your Heart Healthy?

03/04/2015 | WellnessExerciseCardiovascular

When you hear health professionals talk about keeping your heart healthy, they tend give two general pieces of advice over and over again: eat right and exercise. There are a lot of great guides out there on what to eat for a healthy heart. What they often exclude is just how much exercise you actually need to keep your heart as healthy as possible. How Much Exercise Do You Really Need? If you do not already maintain a regular exercise schedule, making time for exercise can seem daunting. Fortunately,…

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Healthy and Green: Snacks that are Good For Your Body, Your Community and the Environment

03/03/2015 | Healthy Eating

When you’re hungry during the day, and you reach for a snack to sate your appetite, your choices may not always be very good for you. Cookies, chips, and other packaged products are high in sugar, preservatives, and calories. In addition, these highly processed foods are also covered in packaging that goes into the trash and ends up in a landfill. It is possible to snack smarter. There are plenty of healthy snacks out there that are also good for the environment. Here are some of our favorites.…

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Your Heart: A Day in the Life

03/02/2015 | ExerciseCardiovascular

Everyday, your heart does a lot of work. We take a look at all of the work your heart does, and what  you need to do to keep your heart healthy and happy with good nutrition and exercise.   Did you know Indiana University Health is offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit

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FILM REVIEW: “Still Alice”: What worked? What’s missing?

02/27/2015 | NeuroscienceSenior ServicesResearch

Viewers and Alzheimer’s disease experts share their reactions to the film On "Oscar Sunday", Indiana University Health and Methodist Health Foundation hosted a special screening of the critically acclaimed film Still Alice, which features actress Julianne Moore’s Academy Award-winning portrayal of a 50-year-old Ivy League professor coping with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of the screening: to educate and open more eyes to the effects of the world’s most common…

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March 2015 Bariatric Support Groups


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! Some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time (or ever!) - feel free to attend…

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Heart Valve Replacements and Repairs

02/27/2015 | Cardiovascular

What is the function of our heart valves? Our heart valves are what transfers our blood from chamber to chamber in the heart along with delivering blood to the larger arteries. The valves open and close in order to allow blood out but not to allow blood in. Over time the valves sometimes need repaired, or if severe enough, replaced. What is heart valve repair and replacement surgery? Heart valve repair is to repair dysfunctional valves. Heart valve replacement includes taking out the old valve and…

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Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015

02/26/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Another year, another knee injury for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. With torn meniscus in his right knee, will he be able to come back as the same player? Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots, what does this mean for his future? Listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer, Brandon Spack analyze these injuries and more on Injury Report Insight. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes…

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Nurses Face Racism

Nurses Face Persistent Problem: Racism

02/23/2015 | Community

Racism is as real today as it was when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. It may look slightly different today than in decades past, but it still cuts like a knife in the hearts and minds of countless individuals who confront prejudice and discrimination in their daily life. Nicole Johnson, a nurse and shift coordinator at IU Health Methodist Hospital, has been asked if she’s “half a nurse” when introducing herself,…

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5 tips for safer snow shoveling

02/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bending, lifting and twisting—they’re the three most common ways to cause trauma to the back. And what activity better fits that description than shoveling snow? Even if you’re in great shape, snow shoveling is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Unfortunately, when the snow flies, someone has to make driveways, sidewalks and stairs passable. If you’re the “someone” in your family who handles snow removal, you can take steps to protect your back while you’re…

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