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How to Start 2015 the Healthy Way

12/29/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. Think about all you’ve done this year—all the great memories you’ve had, and the choices you’ve made for your health, for better or worse. Maybe you’re contemplating what you want to improve. How will 2015 be different than 2014? What will you change for the better? The start of a new year is a great time to make positive changes. It’s up to you to decide what works best for your lifestyle. Here are a few suggestions…

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Who gets spinal stenosis and how it’s treated

12/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineSenior ServicesWellnessArthritis & Rheumatology

One of the more common conditions linked to aging is acquired spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the space in the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. It’s a common diagnosis in seniors who have degenerative arthritis, especially for women. The narrowing happens in one or all of three places: the space at the spine’s center, the canals where the nerves are spread, or the area between the stacked vertebrae.  “Most people who develop spinal stenosis…

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Coping with holiday stress

12/25/2014 | WellnessMental Wellness

What are some ways to prevent being over-stressed during the holidays? If you are aware that sometimes the holiday season gets the best of you, try preventing stress and depression early on with these tips. Plan ahead. Schedule specific days for shopping, cooking, visiting and even relaxing. Plan menus and shopping lists. Stick to a budget. Whether it is for a holiday meal or presents, budget out your holiday season. You will feel a lot less stressed knowing what your bills will look like in January.…

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Fun Winter Activities to Stay Active as a Family

12/22/2014 | WellnessExercise

While the weather outside may be frightful, there are still plenty of ways to stay physically active as a family during the winter months. Don’t let cold weather or snow put a damper on your activity level. Try these fun outdoor and indoor winter activities: Enjoy a snow day. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels and catch snowflakes on your tongue. Experiencing the joy of a snow day through your kids’ eyes is a great way to make memories as a family while sneaking…

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What to expect if you dislocate a knee playing soccer

12/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s common knowledge that girls who play soccer are prone to lower extremity injuries. Next to ACL injuries, these female athletes are most likely to dislocate their knees, according Steve Hartsock, MD, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Soccer’s forces are similar in both genders, but the muscles that stabilize the hips and knees are generally weaker in girls than they are in boys of the same age. Although the kneecap can be easily…

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Healthy Holiday Recipes

12/18/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It’s the holiday season and we all know what that means—delicious favorite foods are everywhere. It can be hard to turn down that extra cookie or Aunt Jane’s famous sweet potato casserole, even if you know you’ll regret the extra pounds next month. Thankfully, there are ways you can have your holiday treats without weight gain. One easy idea is to modify your favorite recipes with healthier alternatives for common ingredients. For example: Instead of whole eggs: egg whites…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 15

12/18/2014 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Will injuries to T.Y. Hilton and DeMarco Murray hinder your chances to win your fantasy football league? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (discussion starts at :55) Keenan…

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12/18/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossExerciseMaternity

This holiday season one should be aware of the risk of hernias; they can be caused by lifting heavy items, like presents and present bags. Globally, 20 million hernia repairs are preformed in hospitals each year. What is a hernia? The most common hernia, inguinal hernia, occurs when soft tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The bulge can be painful especially when lifting or coughing. Nearly 75 percent of hernias are inguinal hernias. They are not life-threatening by themselves,…

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Healthy Gifts for the Holidays

12/18/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

As the holidays approach, you may find yourself searching for the perfect gift ideas for friends, family and neighbors. You can avoid the crowds and stress of last-minute holiday shopping this year. Add a personal touch to the gift-giving season by sharing your family’s favorite healthy treats and recipes. Whether you prepare your famous oatmeal cookies or try a new recipe, your holiday gifts are sure to spread love. Get in the spirit this year with these delicious and healthy desserts! 2 1/2…

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Food Calorie Counter: Does Your Plate Measure Up?

12/17/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Feasting on turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and other favorites is part of the holiday tradition in most families. If you want to maintain or lose weight this season, don’t forget the high calorie content in many holiday foods. Here’s a list of popular holiday foods with serving sizes and calorie counts to help you and your family be accountable for fitness and diet goals during holiday gatherings. This handy calorie counter can help you stay on track through all your holiday…

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