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The Role of an Immunologist

06/11/2015 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

What is immunology? Immunology is the very broad term for the study of how our bodies react to disease and foreign substances entering the body. It is a combination of several biological sciences to better understand the immune system. It is the immune system’s job to determine what should be in our bodies and what to destroy (bacteria, virus, etc.). So, what does an immunologist do?             An immunologist can work in several…

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Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015

06/11/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

How serious is NBA star Kyrie Irving's fractured knee cap injury and what does it mean for his future? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight to find out. IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breaks down this injury, the recovery timetable and shares how young athletes can prevent against it. Dr. Klitzman even makes a NBA Finals prediction. Listen to hear his pick.  Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015…

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Fatherhood today — “you’ve come a long way, baby.”

06/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Gone are the days when anxious dads commiserated in the hospital waiting room during delivery. Rare is the expectation that moms fulfill the role of nurturer alone. And yet, literature on motherhood abounds. What can a first-time father expect in his new role?   The role of fatherhood has indeed changed over the past several generations. More and more women have entered the workforce not merely to bring in a second income, but to follow a professional career path. So fewer women are putting…

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Women, is it time to talk about menopause?

06/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Do you feel suddenly hot, flushed, unpredictably angry, or tearful? Are you having night sweats, moodiness, mental fogginess, and decreased sex drive? Has sex become uncomfortable? If so, you may be one of the 60 million women in the U.S. who have entered the hormonal transition into menopause. What is menopause? While the average age for menopause is around 51, anywhere from age 45 to 55 is normal. The hormonal fluctuation that precedes menopause by two to seven years (perimenopause) can be associated…

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New symptoms? When to call the doctor

06/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

When aches, pains or other health symptoms develop, it’s natural to ask the question, “should I call the doctor?” It’s often difficult to know which symptoms warrant a visit to your primary care physician. Generally, in non-emergency cases, if a new symptom persists for more than two weeks—and especially if it worsens—it’s advisable to call a physician for guidance. Below are some symptoms that should be evaluated promptly by a primary care doctor: Wheezing;…

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4 Ways to Add Explosive Training to Your Fitness Routine

06/05/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Would you compare your life to an explosive sport? Not many of us would, but it’s an apt comparison when it comes to fitness. We may exercise at a gym to improve the way we function, but overlook how seldom our workouts prepare us for explosive daily activities like starting a lawn mower, swinging a golf club, lifting a piece of luggage from a carousel or scooping a grandchild up from the floor. “If everything we do in a gym is slow and controlled then our training doesn’t transfer…

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Down Syndrome

06/04/2015 | PediatricsPrimary Care

One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common genetic condition. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States. What is Down syndrome? In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus, where genetic material is stored in genes.  Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. …

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Skin Care for Sunny Days

06/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDermatology

Summer brings more people outside and it is important to review the consequences of extended exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. While skin cancer is on the rise, it can be prevented by limiting and avoiding exposure to the sun’s radiation and by monitoring changes in one’s own skin. It is also important to catch in early development. Some people are at a higher risk for sun damage than others. Risk factors include: Fair skin History of sunburns Excessive sun exposure Presence…

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Men, Pay Attention to Your Bodies

06/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesUrology

It is no secret men need to pay attention to their bodies. It has been argued that simply being a male is bad for your health. Men tend to participate in occupations, sports and pastimes that are far riskier than those of women and the ramifications tend to show in terms of trauma and psychological distress. There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face – like colon cancer or heart disease -…

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3 Potential Health Dangers of Using Gel Nail Polish During Your Manicure

05/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Do you love getting your nails manicured? You probably never thought that you were doing anything dangerous. However, new research has shown that gel nail polish manicures may not be completely safe. Here are three potential dangers from using gel nail polish during your manicure. 1. The way gel nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. The UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can slightly increase the risk of skin cancer. 2. Research shows that gel manicures require fingers and nails…

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