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Nurses Throw Homecoming Party For Patient Who Missed Her Own


Homecoming week is a time most high school students look forward to football games, parades, dances and school spirit. For Jay County High School senior Shelby Caylor, spending Friday night with her friends at their last homecoming as students was something she was looking forward to. It was something they did together every year, a time to make memories they could carry with them as they followed their separate paths after high school. Just six days into the school year, Shelby was hospitalized…

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3 Back-to-School Changes for Lifelong Health

09/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

For students heading into another year of school, now is a good time to tackle some bad habits and prevent injuries both now and later in life. Student athletes are often the first to suffer the consequences of poor posture. “If your postures and habits aren’t neutral and you go into sports that require neutrality to perform optimally, that’s when injuries happen,” says Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital who says some…

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Injury Report Insight: 9/17/2015

09/17/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Are you in a fantasy football league? If so, listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries and which players you should avoid in your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys TY Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington…

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What is a Healthy Amount of Time to Spend on Social Media?

09/16/2015 | Wellness

Social media is everywhere and it’s here to stay. Whether you are peeking at Facebook in between meetings at work, tweeting on the train, or sending Snapchats after a tough workout at the gym, social media is probably a seemingly inescapable part of your modern life. The question becomes: how much time should you spend on social media? How can you create good social media habits? As always, there are certain situations where you should never be on your smartphone or tablet looking at social…

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How Indoor Cycling Helps Burn Calories

09/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

Welcome to indoor cycling. Indoor cycling (often called “spinning” after a popular indoor cycling program of the same name) has been taking the world by storm for a few years now. When you spin, you enter a room, get on a stationary bike, and pedal like your life depends on it, while an instructor gives you instructions (go faster, increase your incline level, etc.) The workout is challenging, effective and fun! So what makes spinning such an effective workout? In many workouts, your…

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When she’s not serving her patients at IU Health University or Methodist Hospitals, pharmacy tech Kayla Rivera is serving her country.

Pharmacy and Flight


When she’s not serving her patients at IU Health University or Methodist Hospitals, pharmacy tech Kayla Rivera is serving her country. A U.S. Air Force Senior Airman, Kayla spends a weekend every other month as a reservist at Grissom Air Base in northern Indiana. “My job is in health service management,” she explains. “I keep track of the medical records for everyone on base, I schedule physicals and make sure all the enlisted are up to date and deployable. We also volunteer…

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Harvest Time- 6 Foods That Are in Season this Fall

09/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The end of summer may mean less time on the beach and more time inside, but it also means fall has returned. As kids head back to school and temperatures begin to dip, fall foods begin to come into season. Favorites like bright red apples and savory pumpkin are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are 6 favorite foods that are in season right now in Indiana. Apples. This versatile fruit is great as a snack, and is also delicious baked into a pie, or muffins. Apples are also good in savory dishes like…

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What Are the Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet?

09/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Right now, there are many trendy diets, but the most unique might just be the paleo diet. The idea behind the paleo diet is to get healthy by eating like a caveman. Specifically, it encourages practitioners to eat meat, nuts, fruits and vegetables while passing on dairy, bread, legumes, alcohol and sugar. The idea is that the unhealthiest foods in our diet are modern creations. These processed foods, heavy in sugars and gluten, aren’t good for the body according to paleo practitioners. There…

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Bill Martin, the marketing mastermind behind the

Martial Artist with a Mind for Marketing


Bill Martin was a thirty-something pharmacist working as a marketer when he wrote a long bucket list of 100 things he always wanted to accomplish in life. One of the key items on his list: studying the Korean martial art of Taekwondo. Once he turned 40, the Speedway-born husband and father of three finally decided to sign up for his first Taekwondo class. Over the next few years, Bill advanced through the martial art’s system of color-coded belts, which indicate growing levels of competence…

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Prevent bone loss and fracture with bone density testing.

09/14/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Every year osteoporosis causes nearly 2 million bone fractures, with many of those patients unaware that they had osteoporosis. Early detection through bone density testing can help prevent bone loss and subsequent fractures. Who is at risk. Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans over the age of 50, and women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. Yet, fewer than 15 percent of older women have had even one bone density test in their lifetime. Risk factors for both…

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