bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

A Lifetime of Checkups

10/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

You know that an annual check-up with your primary care physician is important. However, you may not know that as you age, your primary care needs change. 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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IU Health Bariatrics Support Groups

10/08/2014 | 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. Support groups are offered for both pre and post-surgery patients. Learn strategies, ask questions and the receive support you need during your journey. Participate in activities that help you discover new ways to stay motivated, cope with physical changes and incorporate lifestyle changes into your everyday life. IU Health Bariatrics understands…

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What is a Functional Movement Screen?

10/08/2014 | SafetyOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

What is FMS? The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of tests designed to assess movement patterns and identify risk factors for injury, so they can be addressed before they lead to problems. Research has shown that when used as part of a preseason screening program FMS scores can predict injury risk. Who is it used for? The FMS is designed for individuals who are not currently injured. It is a great tool for athletes of all ages and levels from beginners to professionals. In fact, several…

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6 tips for recovering from hip preservation surgery

10/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Six weeks after a 2013 surgery to correct a rare structural abnormality in her right hip, Heather Cox was ready to do a happy dance. For the first time in three years, the 38-year-old nurse was living without pain. She was back at work in a job where she spends all day on her feet following the periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), a procedure that corrects hip dysplasia by repositioning the hip socket to its optimal position.  Thrilled by the results of the surgery, performed by Todd McKinley, MD, an…

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How the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Healthcare

10/07/2014 | Community

With all of your daily responsibilities, it can be difficult to remember to take care of yourself the way you deserve. Maybe you take some much-needed alone time to read a book, watch your favorite television show or sip a cup of coffee while you relax before work in the morning. Even if you are able to enjoy some of these moments of personal time during the day, you may neglect one important aspect of your well-being: your healthcare. President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March…

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Five Ways to Stay Calm at Work

10/06/2014 | Community

Even if you’ve found your dream job, learning to work alongside others or as part of a team may pose challenges. It’s natural to feel frustrated or even angry at situations that are beyond our control in the workplace. How you deal with these normal emotions is critical to your professional growth and continued relationships with colleagues. Follow these tips for keeping your cool at the office. Find the source. Knowing what triggers your anger helps you mentally prepare or avoid situations…

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The Importance of Sleep

10/03/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Do you dread nighttime because you have a hard time falling asleep? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 50-70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder. Getting enough sleep is important for optimal physical and emotional health. Less Sleep Equals More Problems Over time, inadequate sleep may cause physical, mental and emotional problems, including: Depression Diabetes Difficulty concentrating Heart disease Impaired logic or reasoning Irritability Memory loss Obesity Psychiatric…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 5

10/02/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Not sure who to start and who to sit on your fantasy football team? Get an edge and listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly, featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

10/02/2014 | CancerWomen's Health

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women.  This is a special concern as research continues to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer.  It is important to stay informed so decisions about health can be made. How do women keep up-to-date on all the new research and advances in breast health? Working with your healthcare professional is the first step.  Another strategy to stay updated is to look deeper into the information rumored…

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Four Things to Avoid if You Have Trouble Sleeping

10/02/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Sleep is essential to your health, lowering your risk for many conditions including heart disease and diabetes. When you don’t get good sleep, your health and mood are affected, leaving you feeling less than your best. You can improve the quality of your sleep and rest easier by avoiding habits that keep you up at night, including: Drinking alcohol and/or caffeine before bed. Though alcohol may help you fall asleep, it keeps you from getting deep, restful sleep and may cause you to wake…

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