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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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What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

05/28/2015 | Women's HealthEvents

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle.  Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.  It affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian women are at highest risk.  However, medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. What are the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis? Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra Loss of height over time A stooped posture…

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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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Volunteer Opportunities in Indianapolis

05/18/2015 | CommunityVolunteer

Did you know that volunteering is a win-win? According to the Corporation for National Community Service, people who volunteer have better rates of overall mental health than the population at large. Volunteers also live longer and have greater overall physical health than those who do not. Want to volunteer in Indianapolis but don’t know where to start? Read about three ways to get started right away. Help Indy Online Help Indy Online is a website that connects interested volunteers in Indy…

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The Hoosiers Guide to Seasonal Allergies

05/18/2015 | WellnessAllergy & Asthma

In Indiana, April showers bring May flowers – and May flowers bring seasonal allergies. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, find out which regional allergens are causing your sneezing fits in Indiana. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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