bariatric & medical weight loss Articles

3 Ways to Prepare for Cold Season

11/10/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Cold season, and all the cough and sneezes that go with it, is coming soon. Get your family prepared with these tips: Practice good hygiene to avoid a cold. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands regularly, especially after being around people. You can also use sanitizing wipes on grocery carts and other surfaces to reduce your exposure. Pack a cold readiness kit. Because it’s a virus, medicines don’t cure a cold. You can, however, can pack a kit to get relief from symptoms.…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 10

11/06/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Nick Foles, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (discussion begins at 0:41) Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins (discussion begins at 4:45) Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos (discussion…

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Balance and Falls Safety Resources Available Locally

11/06/2014 | SafetyPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

What should I do if I am feeling off balance or am becoming more fearful of falling? New symptoms of imbalance, weakness or difficulty with mobility should be investigated by your doctor or medical professional.  A physical therapist, trained to treat imbalance and dizziness can then work with you to decrease your fear of and risk for falls.  The therapist can complete a thorough evaluation and assess why you are having imbalance as well as whether you are at an increased risk of a fall. …

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How and When to Use Your Employee Assistance Program

11/06/2014 | Community

Work can be stressful enough. What happens when you have additional stress from sources outside of work? Family medical problems, domestic abuse, depression, substance abuse and other challenges can make it difficult to focus on your job. Talking about these challenges with coworkers has its own set of problems. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there to help you with personal concerns that may affect your ability to be productive and focused at work. An EAP provides confidential counseling…

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Five Things to Avoid if You Have Anxiety

11/06/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Whether you live with an anxiety disorder or only experience anxiety sporadically, you know how greatly this state of mind can affect your life. For many, anxiety can be reduced quickly if the correct actions are taken. However, most people who live with anxiety engage in activities that only increase the negative feeling, without even realizing what they’re doing. Though anxiety can seem difficult to overcome and may even be something you’re uncomfortable addressing, the best way to…

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Bone and soft tissue cancers are more treatable than ever

11/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A few decades ago, it wasn’t rare for a bone cancer diagnosis to result in amputation. That’s no longer the case, according to Todd Bertrand, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who specializes in treating sarcomas (a type of cancer) and other musculoskeletal diseases. Sarcomas today are very treatable. “Our cure rates depend upon whether it’s isolated to one location in the body or whether it has metastasized to other places,”…

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YOU are an Important Part of Research

11/05/2014 | InnovationsResearch

The latest medical treatment simply wouldn’t be possible without research. As an academic health center, IU Health partners with Indiana University School of Medicine to conduct research that raises the quality of care with more sophisticated treatment options. But we can’t do it without your help. Research, including clinical trials, is important because it may help: Find new ideas or approaches for treatment. Identify safe and effective treatments. Gain FDA approval for use of new drugs…

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How to Maintain Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

11/03/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery is difficult and requires a complete lifestyle change with nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. A study published in July 2013 showed in order to maintain weight loss after surgery you must make two changes; 1) Follow the post-surgery meal plan with no snacking or grazing between meals. 2) Attend support group. The likelihood of maintaining weight loss was double (92% vs. 40%) in those who attended support group after surgery. Make sure to check…

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When to Call the Doctor: Depression and Anxiety

11/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Occasional sadness and feelings of stress are part of life. It is normal to feel sad or overwhelmed, especially during life changes or times of high stress; however, if you or a loved one has persistent depression and/or anxiety, it may be time to seek professional help. Depression and anxiety are closely related. An estimated 35 to 85 percent of patients with one condition will show symptoms of the other as well. Experts say treating both disorders as one illness leads to better outcomes for patients.…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 9

10/31/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Get the latest insights from this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys (discussion begins at 0:41) Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins (discussion begins at 4:40) Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs…

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