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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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5 Foods You Should Buy Organic and 1 You Shouldn’t

07/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The “Organic” label you see at the grocery store is somewhat ambiguous. What does “organic” mean exactly? According to the USDA, “USDA certified organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing among many other factors, soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives.” Simply stated, organic foods are usually better for the environment than non-organic foods. However, not all organic food is created…

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How to Combat Shin Splints While Running

07/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

Running is a great form of exercise. It’s fun, burns calories, and it’s free. However, many people run into a big problem when they set out to incorporate it into their fitness routine. Often runners can experience pain in their legs, specifically their shins that makes running unpleasant. This pain is referred to as shin splints. What are Shin Splints? Shin splints is pain that occurs in the front side of your lower leg. Shin splints are normally caused by repetitive exercise like running.…

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Sports Injuries

07/16/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicinePrimary Care

Experts estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur every single year. It is important to understand what a concussion is and to be familiar with the signs and symptoms so that you or your child can manage it appropriately.  What is a sports concussion? Concussions are traumatic brain injuries that are caused by a rapid acceleration or deceleration of brain within the skull.  It may be caused by a direct blow to the head or can result from an abrupt movement of the body. The brain…

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Injury Report Insight: Amputations & Ankle Sprains

07/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

In this week’s episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman shares his thoughts on NFL star Jason Pierre Paul’s finger amputation and professional golfer Rory Mcllroy’s ankle injury. Dr. Klitzman breaks down each injury and provides insight into the recovery process and timetables each athlete with face. Listen in! Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Meniscus Tears Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015 Injury Report Insight:…

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