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Part I: A Grandmother’s Journey Through Knee Replacement

09/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Not long ago, 68-year-old Rocky (Rosslyn) Schuh had a moment of shock after she found herself running to hit a badminton birdie in a fitness class. “Wait a minute,” she said to herself. “I don’t run.” It’s true that running hadn’t been on her list of activities for decades, due to chronic knee pain and stiffness. Her first symptoms began in her late 20s when she was in an exercise class doing deep knee bends. From then on, Schuh’s knees steadily declined,…

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These 12 Medical Conditions Are Best Treated at an Urgent Care Facility

09/29/2015 | Treatments & Services

When injury or sickness strike, it can be tough to determine if you should seek emergency treatment, or head to an urgent care facility. To help you decide where to go when you get sick or hurt, here are 12 medical conditions that are best treated by urgent care. Allergies- including sinus problems Asthma Colds or flus- including flu shots Coughs Cuts, scrapes and other lacerations Ear or eye infection Headache Rash or other skin conditions Sprains or strains Sore throat Urinary problems Vomiting…

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A Prescription for Art


As a seasoned obstetrician/gynecologist in the obstetrics intensive care unit, Dr. Jeffrey Rothenberg experiences some challenging work. “My work environment—being present for the arrival of a new life—is miraculous and can be the best job in the world. But it can also be difficult.” At one point, his wife Joanie—an art therapist and painter—felt Rothenberg could benefit from a dose of calming artistic expression. She immediately signed him up for an evening class…

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7 Tips For Starting a New Exercise Routine and Sticking To It

09/25/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

Exercising regularly is essential for a healthy life. Incorporating exercise into what may be an already busy schedule can be difficult. So, how do you start an exercise routine, and stick to it? Here are 7 tips to help you out: 1. Get a buddy. Whether it’s your spouse or a friend, having someone to keep you accountable can be a key step in a successful workout regimen. Find a friend to challenge you and pass the time with on a long run or during yoga. 2. Keep a journal. It’s hard to…

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Vitamin D Deficiency: 5 Facts About Vitamin D

09/25/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

If you look at a label on a bottle of milk, you may notice the words “fortified with vitamin D.” What is vitamin D exactly? Why does your body need it? Here are 5 facts about vitamin D: 1. What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is an organic compound that is necessary for bone growth.  Vitamin D, working with other nutrients and hormones in the body, regulates normal levels of calcium that are essential for the health of your bones.  It is especially important during childhood and adolescence…

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Injury Report Insight: 9/24/2015

09/24/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Need help deciding who to start and who to sit on your fantasy football team? Listen in to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries and which players you should avoid in your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Jay Culter,…

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When he’s not performing surgery, Dr. Nicholas Zyromski is making music.

Dr. Zyromski - Surgeon, Songwriter, Musician


When he’s not performing surgery, Dr. Nicholas Zyromski is making music. A surgeon specializing in pancreatic and hepatobiliary (liver, gallbladder and bile duct) surgery at Indiana University Health University Hospital, Dr. Zyromski spends his weekends and free time playing, writing and performing his own music. Here are ten things to know about the musician surgeon: 1. How long have you been playing music? I’ve been playing music for 25 years. When I was in college, I took semester…

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Do You Know the Benefits of Your Local Urgent Care Facility?

09/23/2015 | Treatments & Services

When you get sick or injured, you probably turn to either your primary care doctor or the emergency room, depending on the severity of your condition. Most people go to their doctor if they have been sick for a few days and don’t seem to be getting better or if they have a nagging injury that won’t go away. Generally people go to the emergency room when they are in extreme pain and believe they need care right away. Sometimes, you need the speed and convenience of an emergency room for…

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Ragweed Season: Managing Fall Allergies

09/22/2015 | WellnessAllergy & Asthma

Seasonal allergies that occur in the spring are associated the term “spring fever”. Many people, however, suffer from seasonal allergies from the late summer into fall. Towards the end of the summer, ragweed plants begin to pollinate in the United States. Ragweed pollen causes problems for many allergy sufferers, but there are several ways to alleviate the symptoms brought upon by this irritating weed: 1. Create an allergy plan with your doctor. Your doctor is a powerful ally in…

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What to Do If Someone Has a Seizure

09/22/2015 | WellnessSafety

Seizures are much more common than you might think. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure at some point in their life. Therefore, you are likely to be present during a seizure emergency. Signs of a Seizure: Sudden, uncontrollable movements of limbs Falling down Confusion Inability to speak or difficulty speaking According to the CDC, if someone you know is showing signs of a seizure, here is what you can do to help: Move them gently to the floor and lay them…

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