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End of Life Conversations

09/04/2014

Why should I have end of life conversations? Although it can be a difficult subject to address, it’s important to let your loved ones know what your wishes are for the end of your life. This is an opportunity to talk about how much artificial life support you desire, what quality vs. quantity means to you, or how involved you want your loved ones to be. Difficult choices are not easily made; by discussing the burden and benefits of life support with your provider and family, you are empowering…

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Get The Facts About Scrapes And Cuts

09/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Sometimes when you’re playing outside, accidents happen and you get cut or scraped. Learn how to deal with summer’s scrapes with these tips from expert doctors at Indiana University Health. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH…

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Tips for Breaking Your Social Media Addiction

09/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Do you ever find yourself up at night, lying in bed, scrolling through social networks on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? According to News Medical, social networking late at night can cause sleep deprivation due to exposure to the bright light from smartphone and computer screens just before bed. While social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest can be fun, engaging and connect you to with others, they can also be the cause of anxiety and apprehension. Constantly checking…

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Hip replacement: your questions answered

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over 120,000 Americans have total hip replacement each year. Leading up to their replacements, patients have trouble sleeping and getting out of a car comfortably due to a very specific kind of pain that suggests degeneration of the hip. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers questions about joint replacement.  What’s the biggest misconception people have…

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Get The Facts About Bug Bites

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary CareSafety

Pesky mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and spread disease. Separate fact from myth with Indiana University Health primary care physicians to cut back on bug bites. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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Injury Report Weekly - Preseason

08/29/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack.  Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Robert Klitzman and Brandon Spack discuss sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  

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Butt Out: Why Third-Hand Smoke is So Bad for Us

08/29/2014 | WellnessSafety

We’ve known for decades that smoking is bad. It causes cancer, negatively affects asthma and is especially harmful to children, babies, the elderly and those who have compromised immune systems. Cigarette smoke is a mix of more than 4,000 chemicals. The Surgeon General has asserted there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and the long-term indoor effects of smoking are now being classified as "third-hand-smoking." Third-hand smoke is residual tobacco smoke contamination, including…

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Is Social Media Causing You Undue Anxiety?

08/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

If the first thing you do each morning is reach for your smart phone to check social media channels, you might want to rethink your routine. Research shows that social media can have a direct effect on our emotional well-being. Stuides are being done on everything from how Twitter can affect your marriage to whether or not Facebook can cause bad moods. The fact is, many people enjoy logging on to social media. Whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat or Pinterest, social media…

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What You Need to Know About HPV

08/28/2014

What is HPV? HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes oral and anogenital disease in both males and females, including some types of cancer.   In particular, it is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer in women and is the most common cause of anogenital warts.  There are several subtypes of the HPV virus, some of which are more likely to cause cancer than others. What are the signs and symptoms of HPV infection? Most patients with HPV…

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