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Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

04/02/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

The expert medical professionals of Indiana University Health bring passion and skill to every specialty and treatment offered. They also bring compassion and understanding because, after all, they’re human, too. Ever find yourself chasing the ever-allusive balance when it comes to healthy choices for food and exercise? You are not alone. Here, three Indiana University Health professionals weigh in on the balancing act.Anna King, RD - Clinical Dietitian at Indiana University Health Perfection…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015

04/02/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What does NBA star Kevin Durant's foot injury and recent bone graft surgery mean for his future? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown Kevin Durant's injury, recovery timetable and how young athletes can prevent similar injuries. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015…

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Cervical Cancer Screening – Update on New Guidelines

04/02/2015 | CancerWomen's HealthEvents

What is the biggest risk factor for cervical cancer? The most important risk factor for cervical cancer is infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV).  There are over 100 different types of HPV; however, most types of HPV do not cause cancer.  Typically our body’s immune system gets rid of the virus before it does harm.  It is estimated, 80 percent of women are exposed to the HPV virus during their lifetime. How could I be exposed to HPV (human papillomavirus)? It is important…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

04/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Autism spectrum disorder affects about one in 88 children in the United States, according to the CDC. Autism is about four times more likely to occur in boys than girls. Currently, scientists do not know the cause of autism. April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that usually appears during the first three years of life. Autistic children often have communication and social development problems, as well as rejecting physical contact.…

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Key Medical Scans and What They Do

Key Medical Scans and What They Do

03/30/2015 | InnovationsTechnologies

When it comes to medical diagnostic imaging, the classic is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. At Indiana University Health, doctors utilize state-of-the-art imaging technologies to create detailed pictures of a body’s inner workings. Minimally invasive, safe and painless, diagnostic imaging enables doctors to identify injuries, disorders and diseases with pinpoint accuracy.  What types of scans are available and when might my doctor use them? The scan(s) your doctor chooses depends…

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Foot Screenings can play a vital role in your health.

03/26/2015 | Events

How important is it to undergo foot screenings? Having your feet properly screened can be vitally important for individuals who suffer from poor circulation in their lower limbs. Those who are at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes as well as those who are obese or those who smoke. People in these risk groups face a much higher risk of circulation problems that can lead to amputation and further health problems. By taking advantage of local resources and having your feet checked…

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Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

03/26/2015

Screening tests for colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) help to keep this cancer listed as a highly preventable one. When found through regular screening, precancerous polyps can be removed, and cancerous ones can be treated early. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but its prevention is more than possible. Doctors prescribe an essential colon cleanse in preparation for a colonoscopy, a common screening test. For an effective colonoscopy, the…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

03/23/2015 | Cancer

With regular screening, colorectal cancer is nearly entirely preventable. However, it remains the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.  Fear surrounding the bowel preparation for a colonoscopy keeps many people from obtaining the lifesaving screening. People simply avoid the test despite being at the appropriate age for screening and regardless of a family history of colon or rectal cancer. The colonoscopy screening and bowel preparation are nothing to fear. This infographic shines light…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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