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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

06/25/2015 | WellnessExercise

Joining a gym is easy. In fact, it can be too easy. Many people join gyms, go regularly for a few weeks, and then drop off, continuing to pay for membership without actually using it. The trick to being a gym member is using the gym consistently and making sure you work out properly to get the results you desire. How can you make the most out of your gym membership? 1. Make it easy. Pick a gym near your work or home. You know your routine better than anyone but studies show that people who join gyms…

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New Y90 Procedure

06/25/2015 | CancerRadiology & Imaging

A new procedure referred to as “Y90” provides liver cancer patients an alternative treatment option. This selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) transports a high dose of radiation while avoiding many side effects. What is the Y90 procedure? Yttrium-90 Microsphere Radioembolization, commonly referred to as Y90 or SIRT, involves both radiation therapy and a procedure called embolization to treat liver cancer. Radiation therapy uses a particular kind of energy, called ionizing radiation,…

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Repairing Joints was an Early Calling for IU Health Surgeon

06/25/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding what type of medicine to practice is something most people figure out in medical school. For J. Andrew Parr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health, the choice came about the time he got his driver’s license. As a junior high student, he started watching hip and knee replacement surgeries on videos his father brought home from his job as a research and development executive at a northern Indiana implant manufacturer. By Parr’s sophomore year of high school, his…

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The Correlation Between Lung Health and Lifestyle

06/18/2015 | Pulmonology & Respiratory Care

Does diet affect lung health? Absolutely! The phenomenon connecting respiratory health and food consumption has been under intense investigation for years. When we neglect to eat healthy foods, our organs suffer as they are forced to work hard without the proper amount of organic energy and nutrients, including lungs and muscles needed for the breathing function. The first step to improving your diet to help lung health is eating a variety of foods. Different foods offer different nutrients, making…

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6 Healthy Snacks to Keep Around the House

06/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Per the 2015 Indy Mom’s Survey, 84% of moms believe that time constraints make it challenging for their families to stay healthy. This is often a reason many families end up eating quick, cheap, unhealthy snacks at home. Is it possible to snack healthy when your family is strapped for time? Yes. You simply need to keep quick, easy, healthy snacks at home. Here are 6 healthy snacks to keep around the house that won’t eat up a lot of your time. 1. Peanut butter (or other nut butters) and…

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Not Just For Fashion- 5 Ways Sunglasses Keep Your Eyes Healthy

06/16/2015 | WellnessSafety

Sunglasses are one of the most popular fashion accessories. We all have our favorite styles and brands- sleek and stylish, chunky and fashionable, and every other shape, size, and color out there. Sunglasses can also be an important part of maintaining healthy eyes. Overexposure to UV-A and UV-B radiation causes damage to the skin around your eyes and the eyes themselves. You can damage the surface of your eyes the same way you can get sunburned. Exposure to sunlight over the years can lead to vision…

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7 Tips for a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship – and a Healthier You

06/16/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A good doctor-patient relationship is vital to good health. How can you build and maintain a partnership with your doctor? Arnold Henry, MD, a family and sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health, has a few suggestions. Ask questions. Some patients are afraid their questions will make them appear stupid. Asking questions shows engagement. Most doctors appreciate engaged patients because they are more likely to follow a recommended plan of care. Make a list. Prepare for your appointment…

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A Day in the Dunes: 4 Healthy Activities to Do While Visiting the Indiana Dunes

06/16/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you are looking to get out of the city for a few days for some rest and relaxation, then it might be time to head to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. With gorgeous views of Lake Michigan, charming campgrounds, miles of trails and more, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a beautiful national park right here in Indiana. While some people prefer sitting back and relaxing on vacation, others prefer to run, jump and explore. If you are the type of person who lives a healthy, active lifestyle,…

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When You Absolutely Have to: The Healthiest Meals to Get at a Fast Food Restaurant

06/15/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Fast food is loaded with unhealthy carbohydrates, more calories than your body needs, preservatives, and should be avoided whenever possible. However, sometimes fast food is impossible to avoid. Perhaps you’re on a long road trip and a large chain burger joint is the only place to eat for miles along the highway. Or maybe you’re flying out of a small airport late at night and a fast food place is the only restaurant open. If you are in a situation where you absolutely have to, here are…

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5 Home Workouts You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Fewer

06/15/2015 | WellnessExercise

According to the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, 70% of Indianapolis moms worry that they don’t get enough exercise. For 21% of moms, lack of exercise is their number one personal health concern. Many moms find they simply don’t have enough time to exercise regularly. Here are five easy ways to incorporate exercise into your day, even if you’re strapped for time. 1. Walk, jog, run. Walking, jogging, and running are easy, inexpensive, and they don’t need to take a lot of time. According…

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