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Common symptoms of pregnancy

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Women experiencing first pregnancies often wonder if the body changes and symptoms they feel are normal. While every woman is different—and every pregnancy is different—there are some common symptoms of pregnancy that many women share. Fatigue – Even early in the first trimester, pregnant women may feel tired. Like many pregnancy symptoms, fatigue is often caused by higher levels of pregnancy hormones. Women experiencing fatigue should get plenty of rest and eat foods rich in protein…

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Tips for visiting the doctor

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Preventive care is an important part of staying healthy and feeling good. For both adults and children, practicing good preventive care includes regular visits with a doctor to discuss overall health issues and determine appropriate schedules for preventive tests and other proactive health measures, such as immunizations. All adults—even people without health concerns or symptoms—should see their primary care doctor once a year for a physical exam. Yearly exams give the doctor an opportunity…

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3 ways to avoid cubital tunnel syndrome

04/10/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you work in a job where you hold a phone to your ear most of the day or spend a lot of time with your elbows leaning on a hard surface, you might get away with it for a while. A lifetime habit of either posture is a different story. These repetitive body positions are leading causes for cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition that stems from prolonged pressure and tension on the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inside of the elbow. Early signs are pain, tingling and numbness in the ring and small…

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Season of Hope 2015

04/09/2015 | CommunityCancerHospice

Season of Hope is an annual event that allows community members to make a donation in memory of, in celebration of or in honor of a loved one.  The funds help provide assistance to individuals enrolled in the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice program. What is hospice? Hospice provides medical and supportive services to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their families.  Hospice services are typically provided in the patient’s home with…

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How Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Health

04/08/2015 | Wellness

Filing your taxes each year can be stressful. Dealing with paperwork and large sums of money can cause your stress levels to spike to unhealthy levels, even with the promise of getting money back in the form of a refund. It’s important as April 15 approaches to be aware of your stress levels, and look out for the telltale signs that your stress has begun to affect your health. Understanding Stress When you’re feeling stressed out, your body is reacting to its fight-or-flight response.…

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5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

04/06/2015 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Are you tossing and turning because of an approaching deadline, too much caffeine or even because of something you ate? At one time or another, we’ve all had trouble sleeping, which leaves you frustrated and drained of energy. It may seem difficult at first, but getting a better night’s sleep is something you have to commit to. We have tips to help you form healthy bedtime habits and get the rest you need- none of which involve counting sheep. “Good sleep is essential to an individual's overall…

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What to expect after hip replacement

04/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Many people delay hip replacement, fearing pain and a temporary loss of independence during recovery. As a physical therapist who helps patients recover from hip replacements and other elective orthopedic surgeries, Patrick Morgan, DPT, says his patients are often surprised that they recover sooner, with better results and less pain than they expected. “There is more space for swelling and inflammation to go in hip replacement than with other joint replacements,” says Morgan, who works…

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Eggs: They Aren’t Just for Easter

04/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

You may know that eggs are a great source of protein but did you know that eggs have many other health benefits? In this infographic, we discuss some of the many health benefits of eggs. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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April 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

04/02/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the spring break trips and summer barbeques around the corner, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a…

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Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

Bodies in Motion at a Basketball Tournament

04/02/2015 | Exercise

Indianapolis welcomes the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball teams and their loyal fans to Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend. These athletes are at the top of their game after months of training, conditioning and fast-paced competitive play. The spectators and cheerleaders also bring high energy to root for their favorite teams. To compete at this level of basketball, players must have agility, endurance and speed, with the ability to pivot directions and post high vertical jumps. Spectators also…

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