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4 Ways to Add Explosive Training to Your Fitness Routine

06/05/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Would you compare your life to an explosive sport? Not many of us would, but it’s an apt comparison when it comes to fitness. We may exercise at a gym to improve the way we function, but overlook how seldom our workouts prepare us for explosive daily activities like starting a lawn mower, swinging a golf club, lifting a piece of luggage from a carousel or scooping a grandchild up from the floor. “If everything we do in a gym is slow and controlled then our training doesn’t transfer…

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Down Syndrome

06/04/2015 | PediatricsPrimary Care

One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common genetic condition. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States. What is Down syndrome? In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes.  Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. …

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Skin Care for Sunny Days

06/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDermatology

Summer brings more people outside and it is important to review the consequences of extended exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. While skin cancer is on the rise, it can be prevented by limiting and avoiding exposure to the sun’s radiation and by monitoring changes in one’s own skin. It is also important to catch in early development. Some people are at a higher risk for sun damage than others. Risk factors include: Fair skin History of sunburns Excessive sun exposure Presence…

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Men, Pay Attention to Your Bodies

06/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesUrology

It is no secret men need to pay attention to their bodies. It has been argued that simply being a male is bad for your health. Men tend to participate in occupations, sports and pastimes that are far riskier than those of women and the ramifications tend to show in terms of trauma and psychological distress. There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease -…

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3 Potential Health Dangers of Using Gel Nail Polish During Your Manicure

05/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Do you love getting your nails manicured? You probably never thought that you were doing anything dangerous. However, new research has shown that gel nail polish manicures may not be completely safe. Here are three potential dangers from using gel nail polish during your manicure. 1. The way gel nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. The UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can slightly increase the risk of skin cancer. 2. Research shows that gel manicures require fingers and nails…

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6 Ways You Can Prevent Overexertion Injuries

05/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you live an active lifestyle- exercising more than 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, there’s a fairly good chance that you are at high risk for overexertion injuries. Injuries like tendonitis are very common amongst people who live active lives. Even if you live a relatively passive lifestyle, you can end up overexerting yourself and causing physical harm. In fact, overexertion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are a common type of worker’s compensation claim in the United States.…

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Mint

05/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

From chewing gum to ice cream to herbal teas, the flavor of mint makes food taste delicious and refreshing. As a matter of Hoosier pride, Indiana is one of the nation’s largest producers of the tasty green leaf. In addition to its fresh flavor, did you know mint is also good for your health? Here are 6 surprising health benefits of mint. 1. Settling an upset stomach. Mint has been used for thousands of years to help people suffering from nausea or an upset stomach. Nutrients found in mint relax…

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Massage Therapy

05/21/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever been so stressed at work or school that leaving the office or classroom would sound ideal to you at that very moment? Massages are one of the most soothing, stress relieving techniques someone could use on you to relieve tension from your body. If you ever considered a useful way to relax your whole body, or wanted a way to relieve tiredness and aching muscles, massage therapy would be very ideal for you. What is massage therapy? The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different…

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Seven surprising risks for osteoporosis and what to do about them

05/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

You might imagine that broken bones are the natural consequence of any hard fall. Not true, according to Hannah Mies, NP, a nurse practitioner at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “If a fall from a standing or sitting position causes a broken bone in an adult, it suggests that something isn’t normal,” Mies says. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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