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Dealing with a Child’s Health Crisis

02/08/2016

When a child is diagnosed with a critical health condition, it can be frightening for the entire family. However, to help alleviate this pain and worry, parents can take advantage of many hospital programs that can provide valuable resources. We interviewed Lauran Canady, clinical manager of social work at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, to learn more. What kind of support should parents and children seek if they receive a traumatic diagnosis? Seek out help with the entire picture of a…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Temper In Check

02/08/2016

Everyone gets angry on occasion, whether you’re pounding the steering wheel in a traffic jam, fighting with your spouse or feeling your blood start to boil when waiting in line. Anger is a fundamental human emotion—it’s actually part of our built-in “fight or flight” survival mechanism that helps us to defend ourselves when we feel threatened. But, too much anger isn’t good for you. The next time you feel your temperature rising, try some of these tips.   …

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How Kathleen Turner Copes With Rheumatoid Arthritis

02/08/2016

After Kathleen Turner made her film debut in 1981’s “Body Heat”, a movie which brought her huge success, the smoky-voiced actress went on to star in other feature films such as “Romancing The Stone” and “Prizzi’s Honor.” However, it was during the filming of “Serial Mom” soon after in 1994, that Turner’s health began to change.  “My feet became extremely painful and swollen,” she recalls.  “Shoes that I…

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Dealing with Death on Paper: How to Get Affairs in Order

02/08/2016

When families are going through end-of-life stages with their loved ones, it can be a traumatic process. This, coupled with getting affairs in order, make the situation even more complex and stressful. But knowing the right tips to help navigate through this process can help manage the burden. Lauran Canady, clinical manager of social work at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, shares her insights. Try to plan in advance. “Planning affairs (medical decisions, financial trusts, wills,…

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Brittany Dorton: Advocating for Fellow Nurses

02/08/2016

It’s easy to point out the people who have truly found their calling. What they all have in common is an underlying and unwavering ideal that guides the way they live their lives. Brittany Dorton says that from a young age she felt called to help people, and it’s an ideal that guides her in everything she does. What sets Dorton apart from other nurses is that she does not exclusively help the patients within her hospital. Ten years ago when she began her career as a student nurse at IU…

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Can Electronic Toys Delay a Child’s Speech Development?

02/08/2016

You buy toys with bells and whistles to help your child get ahead. But, could this strategy actually backfire? Is it possible that the educational electronic picks, the ones so trendy today with young kids, can actually negatively affect their language development? In a recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, researchers moved forward to find out. Their findings? In the study, when children (ages 10 to 16 months) played with electronic toys, both…

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Discovering Who’s Who in Your Doctor’s Office

02/05/2016

A medical practice can be a busy place. But your doctor isn’t the only one who helps you stay in good health. A number of different health professionals often work together. Here, a peek at some common personnel. The Job: Nursing Assistant (NA) Primary Responsibilities: Also known as nurses’ aides, NAs work in a variety of places, including hospitals, assisted living, hospice and other long-term care settings. NAs work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and help to interact…

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When You Should Go to the Doctor for Strep

02/05/2016

Sore throats are one of the most common symptoms of various illnesses, including fairly benign diseases like the common cold. Most of the time, sore throats will get better on their own with no treatment beyond rest and staying hydrated. However, sometimes, a sore throat may indicate a more severe illness like strep throat. If you have strep throat, you should contact a doctor to get medication to treat the disease. Here are signs that your sore throat may actually be strep. Sore throat that causes…

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RECIPES: Healthier Super Bowl Dips

02/05/2016

Everyone knows one of the best parts about the Super Bowl has nothing to do with football: it’s all about the food! But typical game day food is notoriously heavy and unhealthy. Try these lightened up dips that still hit the spot and are super easy to make. Both are great with your favorite sliced vegetables and chips (try whole grain pita chips). Buffalo Black Bean Dip Deep fried wings coated in buffalo sauce are delicious but also heart burn-inducing, not to mention terrible for the waistline.…

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Do You Need A New Knee?

02/05/2016

If simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs or even just sitting in place or lying down causes knee pain—and medications, exercise and other remedies aren’t providing any relief, it may be time to consider total knee replacement surgery. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. Total knee replacements are one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine, according…

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