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Local Nursing Chapter Honored with President’s Award


Local AACN Chapter Honored with President’s Award The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses White River Chapter (AACN-WRC), composed of nurses from Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital and other area hospitals, has been honored with a 2011 AACN President’s Award. This annual award goes to chapters that best exemplify the annual theme stated by AACN’s national president. This year’s theme was ‘Stand Tall,’--meaning "to recognize the unique and…

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American Heart Assoc. Says Weight Loss Surgery Can be Effective

04/19/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

American Heart Assoc. Says Weight Loss Surgery Can be Effective By Marcus Hondro Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery can be an effective tool in helping the severely obese, according to a new statement from the AHA. The American Heart Association (AHA) released what it calls a "scientific statement' on March 15, 2011 on bariatric surgery that in essence says in some cases, cases involving "severely" obese persons, the surgery might be worth any risks associated with it. Bariatric surgery,…

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Discard Unused Prescription Drugs at Upcoming IUPUI Event

04/18/2011 | CommunityAnnouncements

Did you know that more than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, including thousands of teens? Recent data shows that prescription drugs are becoming the drug of choice for teens looking to get high for the first time. The saddest part is that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends or just from the home medicine cabinet. So what can you do to help end the vicious cycle of prescription drug abuse? Discard your unused medication at the…

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Tips to protect against lawn mower injuries


With springtime in full swing, Hoosiers are starting to tackle their growing lawns. But before you get out the lawn mower, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital wants families to take caution. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the power lawn mower is one of the most dangerous tools around the home. Each year, emergency departments treat approximately 68,000 people with lawn mower injuries – those who are operating lawn mowers as well as those who are simply nearby in the yard.…

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See you at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss support groups this week!

04/17/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

See you next week for Support Group next week! Tuesday, April 19th: 5:30-6:00 p.m. Total Body Fitness Class · Get Moving with Fitness Coach, Erin Light 6:00-7:00 p.m. Divided Support Group · Less than One Year: Stress Busters Dr. Kim Gorman · Greater Than One Year: Nutrition Myths Sarah Muntel, RD 7:00-8:00 p.m. Behavior Change Group · Meet with psychologist William Hilgendorf for a presentation regarding changing your behaviors If you can’t make it on…

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IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Achieves 100 Percent Match


The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has recently announced that IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital will receive its first-round pick of candidates applying for resident physician training programs at the hospital. Each year, thousands of physicians graduate from medical school and seek to further their training in a hospital-based residency program. The NRMP uses a computerized mathematical algorithm designed to align the educational preferences of applicants with the preferred qualifications…

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IU Health Day of Community Service to focus on our fight against obesity

04/15/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health’s mission of service reaches beyond our hospitals’ walls to our communi­ties. Our system-wide Day of Community Service is a large employee volunteer event aimed at leaving behind meaningful community assets reflective of our mission. I thought that our Bariatric community would be happy to hear that together with KABOOM! and local school systems across the state, the 2011 event will focus on IU Health’s fight against obesity by improving Hoosier children’s access…

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Water Aerobics will start at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

04/14/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Water Aerobics begin May 4th! It’s official. IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss will begin offering water aerobics classes exclusively for our patients! These classes will be offered at Westview Healthplex, but will be run by our program and designed for IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss patients. If you have been looking for a safe & effective way to exercise with a group of your peers—this is it! What is “Water Aerobics”? Water aerobics is the…

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Fast Facts from the Obesity Action Coalition

04/13/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Fast Facts... Moderate and sustained weight-loss (5 percent to 10 percent of body weight) can improve insulin action, decrease fasting glucose concentrations and reduce the need for some diabetes medications. Recent studies suggest that those with a body mass index (BMI) more than 40 (morbidly obese) had death rates from cancer that were 52 percent higher for men and 62 percent higher for women, as compared to rates for normal-weight men and women. The American College of Rheumatology recommends…

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