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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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Helping your Child Manage Stress

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesPediatricsWellness

As adults, we know stress is part of life. And while childhood is often thought of as a carefree time, children of all ages – even toddlers and preschoolers – can experience stress. Causes vary based on age and other factors, and it may actually be a combination of issues that leads to stress in children. Stress-inducing situations at school or daycare, such as moving to a new school, adjusting to a new teacher and bullying, are most common. Teenagers may be stressed about peer relationships…

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Brain Aneurysm: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Approximately six million Americans, or one in 50, live with an unruptured brain aneurysm, and a rupture occurs every 18 minutes in the U.S. Unfortunately, the early warning signs are few and often dismissed or attributed to other causes. A brain aneurysm is a weak area in the blood vessel that balloons out, filling with blood. Aneurysms can take months or even years to form, and they can range from 1/8 to over one inch in size. Smaller aneurysms (accounting for 50 to 80 percent) may never rupture,…

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How Financial Worries Can Affect Your Physical Health

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

It’s no surprise that stress of any type can take its toll on your overall well-being, but financial stress has become especially prevalent in our recent economy. And the effects can be serious, from high blood pressure to thoughts of or attempts at suicide. Unlike other outside stressors, financial stress can impact every area of our lives, from routine choices to diminished self-worth, which can lead to a tangled web of unhealthy behaviors and outcomes. Physical effects. Taking a financial…

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E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansWellness

If you haven’t heard about the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), it’s likely you will. Designed to resemble a tobacco cigarette, e-cigarettes are battery-operated cartridges that turn nicotine, other chemicals (propylene glycol and glycerin) and flavorings into vapor, which is then inhaled. Some experts predict sales of e-cigarettes will surpass tobacco products within 10 years. E-cigarettes have become popular among adults trying to quit smoking and among teenagers…

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Are Your Loved Ones Causing You Anxiety? How To Deal.

09/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Family members, friends and loved ones can often be an important source of support for those suffering from anxiety disorders. But what about when those very loved ones are a direct cause of anxiety? If this is the case, you may need to re-examine your relationships with loved ones for the sake of your own mental health. Recognize the symptoms. If you consistently experience anxiety when driving to your mother’s house, it may be your mother causing it rather than the long drive or the traffic.…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 1

09/04/2014 | 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: Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts Andre Johnson,…

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How To Deal With Public Speaking Anxiety

09/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Public speaking is one of the most common fears and phobias. While many people try to manage their anxiety by avoiding public speaking altogether, there are some situations where you will not be able to avoid public speaking. Whether you have to do a big presentation at work or give a toast at a wedding, these tips can help: Avoid negative thinking. When you are dreading an upcoming public speaking endeavor, it can be easy to get stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts – “It will be a disaster,”…

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