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John’s breast cancer journey

10/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

When John Danyluk noticed a lump on the left side of his chest while showering, he didn’t think much of it. Like many people, he wrote it off as a harmless mole or cyst, which usually turned out to be benign. He ignored the lump for two years. After encouragement from his wife Cathy, he asked his physician about it. The doctor immediately ordered a mammography and biopsy, which determined that John had invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer. And in the two years he…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 7

10/16/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Are injuries affecting your fantasy football team? 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: Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

10/16/2014 | Mental Wellness

There are more than 2.3 million American veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and at least 20 percent of these veterans are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Veterans are not the only sufferers of PTSD, anyone who has been through a traumatic event may suffer from the condition. What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? A mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatizing event with symptoms including severe anxiety, nightmare and flashbacks is categorized as…

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Health Insurance: Your Questions Answered

10/16/2014 | Community

The Affordable Care Act went into effect in March 2010. Since then, there have been sweeping health insurance changes across the nation, leaving many people with questions about their health plans. Some people have lost their former health plans; some people’s plans have undergone changes; and some people have been able to purchase completely new plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period. Perhaps you have been placed in a similar situation with your…

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What “comprehensive” certification could mean to you

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Recently, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. “Big deal,” you say? It sure is, and here’s why. Comprehensive Stroke Center is the highest designation awarded by the leading accreditation organizations in stroke. From the Joint Commission website: “The goal of establishing this new level of certification is to recognize…

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Surviving (and thriving) through the teen years

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Parenting at every stage of a child’s life has trials, but parenting during adolescence poses unique challenges. To help make the teenage years more enjoyable for you and your teen, plan ahead and be informed about adolescent issues so you can begin thinking about how you’ll address them when the time comes. Setting expectations early means there will be fewer surprises – and hopefully less conflict – during the teen years. Other suggestions: Be a good role model. Teenagers…

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Why have a primary care doctor?

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

You may need to see a doctor if you’re ill or injured, but what if you’re not? Some people who are in apparent good health don’t feel they need to see a primary care physician. The fact is that developing a relationship with a primary care doctor now is an important step in your long-term efforts to stay healthy. A primary care doctor is the first point of contact for most health-related concerns. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute medical conditions, your doctor recommends…

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Coaching reminders for cold-weather runners

10/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It won’t be long until cold weather makes outdoor training a different proposition for running enthusiasts. To help runners prepare for the seasonal transition, we asked Mike Morrison, a sports performance coach at IU Health Sports Performance, to share reminders for training in winter conditions.  Avoid running on ice. “It sounds like common sense, but I see a fair number of people who have to sit out a season because they’ve hurt themselves by falling on ice,” Morrison…

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What to Do If You Don’t Have Health Insurance

10/15/2014 | Community

There are many reasons someone might not have health insurance, but without it, medical care is very expensive. If you don’t have health insurance, you may avoid seeing a doctor for minor medical problems that could become more serious later. That’s why health insurance is so important for your physical and financial health. The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act has changed the American system of healthcare and health insurance. If you don't have coverage, you may face a…

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Your Most Common Hospital Billing Questions Answered

10/14/2014 | Community

After reviewing your medical bill, you may find yourself stumped by several questions. From figuring out your payment options to understanding insurance coverage, the amount of information provided can be overwhelming. To help provide clarity, we’ve gathered a few of our patients’ most common questions and provided answers below. Check out these FAQs for some assistance with your bill. We know that trying to understand your hospital bill can be overwhelming – that’s why we’re…

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