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What is Matcha Tea and is it Really Good For You?

07/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re still a little groggy, do you reach for coffee? Tea? Or matcha? You may not have heard of it before but in the last few years, matcha, a type of green tea, has become very popular among trendsetters.  What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The process of harvesting it is slightly different then traditional green tea. Advocates of matcha claim this gives it a different, stronger flavor (the taste is similar to green tea but earthier…

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When (and How) to Get a Second Opinion

07/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding whether to have an elective orthopedic surgery is never easy—even when you have the hope of pain relief or the promise of functioning better. But every surgery carries risks, and if for no other reason than that, you may wonder whether you should get a second opinion about a proposed surgery. “I frequently encourage my patients to get another opinion whenever I get a sense they aren’t convinced what I’m telling them is what’s really going on,” says J.…

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5 Ways to Relax in the Backyard with the Whole Family

07/28/2015 | Wellness

Stress can have a negative impact on your health. When summer rolls around, stress doesn’t take a vacation. Keeping up with work, and your family’s summer schedule can be truly taxing. Fortunately, rest and relaxation are a good way to combat stress, and both can be found right near your home. In fact, if you want to find a place for some “me time” you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard. Here are 5 ways to relax in your backyard. Read a book in a lawn…

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5 Exercises to Do When It’s Too Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

You know that you need to exercise. If you’re the type of person who likes to run, bike, or do any other type of outdoor exercise, summer can be a real challenge. Not only is it tougher to exercise outside in the summer, it can also be dangerous when the mercury starts to really rise. What is the alternative to outdoor activity? Take it indoors. If you don’t want to spend money on a gym, here are 5 exercises you can do inside to beat the heat. Jumping jacks. The old classic from your…

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A Guide to Achieving Your Summer Fitness Goals

07/24/2015 | WellnessExercise

With the arrival of summer, you may have a series of fitness goals that you are trying to achieve. Whether it’s building strength, or looking good in a bathing suit, sticking to summer health goals is tough. There are some tried and true methods however to keep you on track as you try to get healthier this summer. 1. Get an accountability buddy. It’s easier to quit a fitness routine when you go it alone. However, if you have a partner- a workout buddy, or a diet buddy, you can be…

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Heat Safety

07/23/2015 | ExerciseSafety

Summer is a time for swimming, relaxing and fun in the sun, time to play outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. Although, they say sunshine is good for you heat from the sun can be harmful. It is important to be careful on those hot summer days. Too much heat can cause you to pass out, get weak or cramp up. What are the health impacts of extreme heat?         Most heat – related illnesses occur when victims have been overexposed to heat or have over…

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IU Health 2015-16 US News & World Report Rankings

07/21/2015 | CommunityAnnouncements

Indiana University Health is honored once again to be nationally ranked in 10 patient-care specialties by the 2015-16 U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.  IU Health was among only three percent of all U.S. hospital to earn a national ranking.  IU Health has been nationally ranked for 18 consecutive years, and remains Indiana and Indianapolis’s top-ranked hospital system. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties. Learn…

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your Diet Healthier

07/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

  When you make the decision to eat healthier, changing your diet can seem overwhelming at first. It’s helpful when trying to make this major lifestyle change to start with simple, easy steps. Here are some simple changes you can make right away that will make a huge impact for your health. 1. Replace white breads and pastas with whole grain. Whole grains are lower in calories and carbohydrates and higher in fiber and healthy vitamins and nutrients than white bread products. By replacing…

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5 Ways to Help Your Mother As She Ages

07/20/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

For the first two and half decades of your life, your mother probably took care of you. She changed your diaper as a baby and saved money so you could go to college. As your mother ages, it’s your turn to help her. Helping an aging parent can be challenging- you may not even know where to start. Here are 5 simple ways you can help your mom maintain her health as she ages. 1. Spend time with her… exercising. Oftentimes, convincing an aging parent to get enough exercise can be extremely…

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Four Ideas for Building a Practice Home Gym

07/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Up to 60 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough exercise to maintain good health, according to some estimates. From boredom to dread, our excuses for failing to exercise vary. Sometimes it comes down to one of our most precious commodities—time. For a subset of the population, building a home gym may be an attractive option for making fitness more convenient. Here are four tips to make home exercise part of a long-term fitness strategy, Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader…

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