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Article - 12 States Have Rising Obesity Rates

08/02/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

State Obesity Rates Are on the Rise (click here to view entire original article) CDC Study Shows Obesity Rate Is 30% or Higher in 12 States By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health News July 19, 2011 -- Despite a steady drumbeat of warnings that obesity causes serious health problems and increases the risk of premature death, it has become a problem in every state, the CDC says in a new report. What is more, obesity prevalence was 30% or higher in 12 states in 2010, compared to nine states in 2009. In 2000,…

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Managing Expectations

08/02/2011 | CommunityAnnouncementsLatest from our LeadersDan Evans

I sometimes get calls at 2 o’clock in the morning. I recently received such a call – actually, not a call, but a text message – from a long-time friend who had spent the entire day moving and somehow hurt his back. He’d gone to the IU Health Methodist Hospital Emergency Department, where he received excellent service. He later told me more about his experience there. My friend wasn’t seriously hurt, but he was in some pain and discomfort. He lost some feeling in his…

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What You Need To Know About Mosquitoes

08/01/2011 | WellnessSafety

The little pests that ruin everything from camping to backyard cookouts, mosquitoes are public enemy number one of summer fun. Mosquitoes buzzing in your ear and landing on your skin can be stressful and if bitten you can suffer from an itchy red bump. Mosquito bites itch because your body is reacting to the anti-coagulant saliva from the mosquito which keeps your blood flowing until it is finished feeding. Your body sends histamines to the “intruder” causing red blood cells to swell…

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This week’s events at IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

08/01/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Southern Indiana Folks…Check out our NEW GROUP! Monday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Vincennes, Indiana Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Pavillion 520 South 7th Street Vincennes, IN 47591 (9th Street Exit) Leader: Loretta Midgett        And we’re trying something new on Tuesday, August 2nd 5:30-7:00 p.m. Yoga Night at IU Health Erin Light’s favorite Yoga Instructor joins us for the night. Wear comfortable clothes.…

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Italian Cravings Recipe

07/31/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Easy Chicken Parmesan 6 servings Ingredients 1 jar (24oz) spaghetti sauce~ watch sugar content 6 Tbsp Kraft grated parmesan cheese, divided 6 small boneless chicken breast halves (1–11/2lb) 12 oz Barilla Plus Spaghetti, uncooked 1-11/2 cups Kraft Shredded Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Heat oven to 375F Pour sauce into 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in 1/4cup (4 Tbsp) parmesan. Add chicken; turn to evenly coat both sides of each breast with sauce. Cover. Bake 30 min or until chicken…

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Another OAC Magazine Author - Congrats Traci!

07/30/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Traci Baker also contributed to the Summer 2011 issue of OAC magazine, with a great article about family eating habits. Check out her article! Congrats Traci - and thanks for the great article! Family Eating Habits - How Do We Change Them? by Traci Baker To view a PDF version of this article, click here. In today’s fast paced world, many of us consume food in a very different manner and time frame due to time constraints brought on by our professional/personal commitments. Families are busy…

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Congratulations Sarah! Article in OAC Magazine

07/29/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Sarah recently submitted an article to the Obesity Action Coalition Magazine, and they printed it in the Summer 2011 issue! Check it out! Great job Sarah! Eating Healthy on Summer Break by Sarah Muntel, RD To view a PDF version of this article, click here. You and your parents are both happy it’s the summer! School is out, homework is finished and life slows down. As you are home during the long, hot summer, it’s a great time to get interested in health and NUTRITION. It takes work from…

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Beating Brain Cancer

07/28/2011 | Neuroscience

At the age of 17, you’re looking to the future. You imagine yourself in college, at a new job or in a new town. You look ahead and see nothing but potential. Then one day, you wake up and your whole perspective changes. It happened to Travis Weir. In his late teens, he woke up one morning and couldn’t see. An MRI revealed a brain tumor. The very next day, he had surgery to remove the tumor. A short time later, tests revealed it had grown back and Dr. Scott Shapiro, a neurosurgeon with…

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“Living Well”: A General Therapy Group

07/28/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

“Living Well”: A General Therapy Group Wednesdays 5- 6:30 pm This group is aimed at helping patients who are struggling with any number of problems in dealing with “life stuff”. The focus of the group is on helping patients find a supportive place to discuss their concerns, develop better coping skills and to help others who are struggling as well. The group is open to pre-op, post-op and supervised weight loss program patients. Kimberly Gorman, Ph.D., HSPP will facilitate…

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Preventing Muscle Cramps

07/27/2011 | ExerciseOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Year in and year out, football practice for high school, college and pro athletes coincides with the hottest days of the year. Even if an athlete keeps in shape during the off-season, one element that is prominent during the first weeks of training are cramps. The biggest mistake most young athletes make is not getting enough hydration prior to their workouts. It's crucial to drink water or sports drinks during a workout, but it's equally important to start hydrating leading up to practices.…

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