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The Importance of Keeping Your Mind Sharp (And 4 Ways to Do It)


Your brain is in many ways the most important organ in your body. Without it, you couldn’t read books, talk to your family and friends or do your job. As we age, our brain functions become less sharp. However, they don’t have to. There are many ways to keep your mental acuity strong as you get older. Mental sharpness is essential for performing almost every single task that you need to complete in your life. Here are 4 ways to keep your brain sharp as you age. 1. Read a book. Reading…

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Whether it’s your first semester away from home or you’re finishing up your final credits, heading back to campus can take its toll on your

8 Simple Reminders To Keep College Students Healthy And Safe While Heading Back To Campus

08/25/2015 | Wellness

Whether it’s your first semester away from home or you’re finishing up your final credits, heading back to campus can take its toll on your health. Indiana University Health experts, including primary care physician Dr. Scott Renshaw, offer some simple tips to keep you healthy and safe during the exciting time of your life: 1 – Eat Right Use portion control Make time for breakfast Always have healthy snacks on hand Vary your meals 2 – Make Sleep A Priority Avoid…

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September 2015 Bariatric Support Groups


IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information Sept 7 Due to Labor Day, no support group at IU Health North Sept 10 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group (Rm AG411) Sept 14 6:00 pm  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital  Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group…

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5 Hoosier Moms Share Where They Find the Daily Energy to Stay Healthy and Happy

08/21/2015 | Wellness

Earlier this year, Indiana University Health conducted the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. We asked 280 Indianapolis area moms about their health and the health of their families. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide you with health and wellness advice that will improve your family’s daily lives.  86% of moms surveyed said that they have a hard time finding the energy to make changes to live a healthier lifestyle. To help moms solve this problem, we spoke…

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Injury Report Insight: Concussions

08/20/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What’s the best way to prevent concussions on and off the playing field? What are common symptoms of a concussion? What impact does age and gender play in concussions?  Listen to a special edition of Injury Report Insight where sports medicine specialist, Dr. Bryan Mayol answers these questions, and many others about concussions.  Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke Injury Report Insight: Amputations & Ankle Sprains Injury Report Insight: Meniscus…

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Alcoholism Awareness: How to Help a Friend or Loved One Who is Coping With Addiction

08/18/2015 | Wellness

Alcoholism is a serious substance abuse problem, and its consequences can be severe.  Recent data shows that nearly fifteen percent of adults in Indiana reported binge-drinking in the month prior to being asked*.  Unfortunately, nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol related causes in the United States each year according to the FDA**.  If a friend or loved one is having problems with alcohol use, it can sometimes be difficult to connect them to treatment.  Here are some tips to…

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Should I Worry If My Knees Pop?

08/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

That popping sound your knees make—is it anything to worry about? If you think you’re the only one who wonders, think again. “I get that question all the time, mostly as an aside when patients are seeing me for something else,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Not too surprisingly, the answer depends on your situation. If you’re someone whose knees or joints have always popped, but it’s…

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What is the HCG Diet and is it Healthy?

08/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the last few years, many trendy diets have come and gone. One that managed to make some waves is the HCG Diet. So what is the HCG diet and is it healthy? HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a hormone that is naturally produced by the human body during pregnancy. The supporters of the HCG diet claim that by taking HCG (which is normally only available in prescription form from a medical professional) along with a calorie-restrictive diet- specifically a diet that limits calorie…

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The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

08/14/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you are a runner, you might be obsessed with footwear. Many runners have strong opinions about running shoes, styles, and brands. Some runners want more supportive shoes, while others prefer more minimalist sneakers that more closely simulate a human foots natural movements. A few runners prefer running barefoot with no shoes at all. Are there benefits to barefoot running? And if so, what are they? Are there harmful effects? Let’s look at the pros and cons of barefoot running. Pros: Enthusiasts…

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Plant Power! 5 Fruits and Veggies to Add to Your Routine Right Now

08/13/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When thinking about eating healthier, many people think about removing some of their favorite foods from their diets. While eating less unhealthy food is an important part of improving nutrition for many, adding new, healthy, foods is also key. To really take your nutritional routine to the next level, here are 5 fruits and veggies to add to your routine right now. Berries for breakfast. Whether they’re raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries, berries are packed with anti-oxidants,…

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