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How to Tend to Your Loved One’s Mental Health

11/14/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Mental health disorders affect millions of U.S. adults each year. Some disorders are mild. Others are more disabling and require intensive management and care. If your loved one has a mental health disorder, it can require just as much of your attention and energy as a physical health problem. Here’s how you can make a difference in your loved one’s treatment and recovery: Get the facts. Learning about your loved one’s specific mental health problem, including the symptoms and treatment…

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Three Ways to Take Advantage of Your Employee Assistance Program

11/14/2014 | Community

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) play an important role in offering companies ways to address and meet their employees’ mental and emotional needs through counseling and other services. EAPs are normally short-term programs, meaning that employees with ongoing issues may be referred to external counselors, doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists. Still, they function as programs meant to prevent workplace violence, harassment and other difficult situations. While not all organizations have…

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Healthy Holiday Eating

11/13/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

I always tend to gain a few extra pounds around the holidays.  Can you please provide a few strategies I can use to prevent this from happening this year? Preventing weight gain over the holidays is an important step for your health.  On average, Americans gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays.  This may not seem like much, but the problem occurs when this weight is not lost leading to a gradual gain over the years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana now has the…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 11

11/13/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

This week's episode of Injury Report Weekly provides an in-depth discussion on ACL injuries. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze ACL injuries, focusing on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss treatment options, rehab protocols and expected recovery timetables associated with ACL injuries. Previous Episodes Week 10 Week 9 Week 8 Week 7 Week 6 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Week 2 Week 1  

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Trapped indoors? At a desk all day? We have fitness tips for you

11/12/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Whether you spend most of your day at home or in an office, you may feel that you’re not getting the exercise you need. And the approaching cold weather will make it even harder to stay active. However, there are simple things you can do to keep healthy and fit. 1. Schedule. No matter what form of exercise you choose, the most important thing is to make time for it on your schedule. Actually put it on your to-do list or calendar. 2. Equipment. A set of five-pound hand weights is essential for…

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Health trends: Are they for real?

11/12/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Whether in the news, on social media or through friends and family, we’re constantly hearing about new ways to improve our health. Here is information about three current trends, which may help to answer the questions: “is it for real – and does it work?” Oil pulling or oil swishing – Based on Indian traditional medicine, oil pulling dates back more than 2,500 years. The practice involves swishing one tablespoon of oil, such as coconut, sesame or sunflower, in the mouth…

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Enjoy holiday foods with no regrets

11/12/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, football and home-cooked meals. It also signals the beginning of the holiday season – a time when people tend to overeat and struggle to maintain healthy eating habits. With a little planning, however, you can enjoy some of your favorite holiday foods while managing your weight. Eat a small meal or snack before the festivities. You’ll be less likely to overindulge at holiday dinners and parties if you aren’t really hungry when you arrive. …

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3 ways to get earlier concussion diagnosis

11/12/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Indiana’s new concussion law may be keeping injured athletes off the field until they can safely return to sports, but there are still a few weak links in concussion treatment. Among them: players who won’t self-report their head injuries. Not all injuries are obvious to bystanders and coaches, according to Kevin Jones, MD, a physician at Indiana University Health. “Sometimes injuries are more subtle, and concussion isn’t necessarily the first thing you think of…

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5 Things to Know About Caring for an Aging Parent

11/12/2014 | WellnessHome Care

As the baby-boomer generation ages, many adults face difficult decisions about how to care for aging parents and relatives. There are currently more than 50 million caregivers in the United States. When an aging parent can’t live independently, their adult children must consider several factors. If you are thinking about becoming a caregiver to an aging parent or elderly relative, here are five important considerations to help your prepare: If possible, start planning now. The best time to…

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Holiday Nutrition

11/10/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Turkey, eggnog, cookies, and candy. Holiday foods are delicious and not always good for you. While the average amount of weight gained over the holidays is less than a pound, most people never lose the holiday weight they gain. So, how can you stay healthy during the holidays? Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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