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Little things you may be doing now can add up

05/07/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

A seemingly insignificant action early on can result in a dramatic change later. It’s called the butterfly effect, and it’s just as applicable to wellness as it is to weather patterns. The habits formed in our younger years can greatly affect our health as we age. We all know to avoid smoking, a high fat diet, and sedentary lifestyle. But there are other habits you may not have thought of that you should consider changing now, especially if you are under the age of 45. Too much sun (yes,…

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Healthy options for meals on the go

05/07/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Busy spring schedules can jeopardize routines for families on the go—especially when it comes to healthy eating. With kids and parents running from school and work to sports practices and events, healthy dinners often take a backseat when time is tight. If you find yourself resorting to drive-thru and quick meal options this season, here are some tips to keep healthy choices on the menu: Avoid fried foods. While drive-thrus are convenient, fast food can be high in calories and fat. Steer clear…

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Health tips for summer air travel

05/07/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

With summer travel season approaching, many families are planning air travel to favorite destinations. While traveling by plane is convenient, there are some health concerns to keep in mind for a more enjoyable trip. Keep germs at bay. You’re much more likely to catch a cold on an airplane than other places due to the close quarters and stale air. To help protect against germs, avoid grabbing seat backs when walking down the aisle, and use a paper towel when opening the plane’s bathroom…

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How to Tell if You Are at Risk for Diabetes (And What to Do About It)

05/07/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDiabetes & Endocrinology

Are you at risk for diabetes?

In 2012, 9.3% of all Americans had diabetes. That’s 29.1 million people total. Of those, 27.85 million have type II, or Adult Onset Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from creating enough insulin, a hormone that regulates sugars in the blood. This causes significant health problems including eye complications, kidney problems, and increased risk of heart disease. While it’s possible to live a full and healthy life with diabetes, it is a very serious disease that kills…

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Kidney Stones

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kidney Stones But Were Afraid to Ask

05/07/2015 | Treatments & ServicesNephrology & Kidney Diseases

Kidney stones are one of the most common, and one of the most painful disorders in the United States. It is estimated that over a million people each year are affected by kidney stones. It is important to understand what kidney stones are, whether or not you are at risk for kidney stones, how to prevent them, and what to do if you are affected by them. What is a Kidney Stone? A kidney stone is a solid piece of material (usually salt and other minerals) that forms in the kidneys from material excreted…

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Joint Pain

05/07/2015 | Arthritis & RheumatologyOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There are many types of joints in the human body – fixed, hinge, ball, socket and pivot.  Joint pain is a discomfort that arises from any joint, the point where two bones meet.   Within each joint is surrounded by a fluid filled pocket known as bursae; the bones have a protective lining made of cartilage that help the bones move over each other easily.  If any part of the joint is compromised through trauma, injury or inflammation, you will experience pain.   Joint…

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Topical prescription drugs that work for arthritis pain

05/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There have always been a few drawbacks to oral medications that are strong enough to tackle arthritis pain. One of the biggest concerns is possible kidney or liver damage in people who are already at risk. What’s the alternative? Topical prescriptions are gaining favor with some patients and physicians, according to Stacey Hall, PT, MS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Rehabilitation Services. Here are two forms of topical prescriptions many people find effective for arthritis…

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Stretches to Alleviate Office Aches and Pains

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

At the end of a hard day at work, your body probably hurts. Something you interact with every day is the cause of immense pain. So what’s the culprit? What is the cause of your aches and your pains? Would you believe your desk chair? The Pain of Sitting You know what your lower back, your upper back, your shoulders, and every other part of your body feel like after being stuck behind a desk all day. You’ve probably realized that your chair has something to do with it for a while. Fortunately,…

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How Indiana University’s Basketball Teams Stay Fit

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

It’s spring and around the country, that means it’s getting warmer. Warm enough to go outside and play basketball. Here in Indy, we love basketball, especially the IU Hoosiers. We thrill at their victories, and agonize over their defeats. We aspire to the level of physical prowess that the IU Hoosiers have achieved. So, just how do IU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams stay in shape? Hoosier Exercises: Box Jumps Box jumps are good cardiovascular exercise, and an excellent…

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May 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/30/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

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 May 4 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North, Bariatric Room K130  6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group May 7 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital May 21 9:00 a.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical…

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