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Ten Health Risks Associated with Smoking

09/18/2014 | WellnessSafety

Most people probably know that smoking cigarettes causes severe damage to your lungs and other vital organs, but many may not understand just how expansive the problems associated with smoking have become. According to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress, more than 10 times as many people in the United States have died prematurely from smoking than from all of the wars the country has fought throughout its history. The Centers for Disease…

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5 Simple Things To Do At Work To Ease Anxiety

09/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Many people experience anxiety at work. From putting in extra hours to meet a deadline, to dealing with a new supervisor, to simply commuting to and from work each day, workplace stress is an incredibly common cause of anxiety in today’s busy world. Stress can have serious health consequences over time–heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and a weakened immune system are proven health effects of long-term stress. Fortunately, if you are experiencing stress at work, there are…

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Six Pet Problems and How to Solve Them

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Pets can add an extra ounce of love to any home. Whether you are a dog, cat, lizard or gerbil lover, your pets are often seen as another member of the family. A dog, for example, can be a good friend for your children and can give you a reason to exercise and be active when you take your dog for a walk. Pets can also fill a special role in the lives of seniors by providing them with stress relief, nurture and unconditional love. While pets can be a very loving addition to any home, they also…

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Three ways to maintain healthy joints

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

It’s easy to succumb to the idea that nothing can be done about osteoarthritis. Learning to live with it may seem like the only alternative, but that’s just not so, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “Most of the time, osteoarthritis doesn’t just fall from the sky and land in the joint,” she says. “Much of it is due to some kind of injury or biomechanical issue where people lack proper alignment or…

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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

09/12/2014 | Treatments & ServicesUrology

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer in 2014. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The statistics don’t lie; prostate cancer is a concern and it’s happening to men like you or men you know.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 2

09/11/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis includes: Doug Martin, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns Cam Newton, QB, Carolina…

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Acute Rehabilitation

09/11/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Whether you are walking your dog in the park, dashing down a basketball court, drinking a cold glass of lemonade or talking on the phone with a friend, you usually don’t think about the great gifts you have to move, bend, swallow and communicate without limitation. But an injury or illness can take away those abilities and suddenly everyday activities become extraordinary tasks. Those who suffer with certain issues as these may turn to rehabilitation. What is acute rehabilitation? Acute rehabilitation…

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Hip replacement methods that work

09/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Recovering from any surgery isn’t easy, but hip replacement patients who are motivated to work tend to be pleased with their outcomes. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers frequently asked questions about hip replacement.  What are the best bearing materials for hip replacements? Currently the two most frequently used, and in my opinion, the most conservative…

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Four Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Suffering From Depression

09/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Depression is a complicated disorder, and it affects everyone differently. While some people may communicate openly about feeling depressed, the symptoms of depression can often be quite subtle. The following four warning signs are easy to overlook, but they may indicate that your loved one is suffering from depression: Changes in energy level. People who are depressed often experience fatigue or decreased energy. If your loved one seems sluggish or tired, or if he or she is complaining about feeling…

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Four Doctor-Recommended Ways to Kick Your Smoking Habit

09/05/2014 | WellnessSafety

Your physician is your teammate in stopping smoking. If you are ready to quit, your physician can help you make a plan for quitting that combines a variety of techniques to help ensure success. Your plan may use strategies such as: 1. Create a quit plan. Your plan should include who you can contact when you have the urge to smoke, what you will do if you want to smoke and what day you will quit. You can also write down all the reasons you are quitting to remind yourself on difficult days. 2.…

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