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Five Things to Avoid if You Have Anxiety

11/06/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Whether you live with an anxiety disorder or only experience anxiety sporadically, you know how greatly this state of mind can affect your life. For many, anxiety can be reduced quickly if the correct actions are taken. However, most people who live with anxiety engage in activities that only increase the negative feeling, without even realizing what they’re doing. Though anxiety can seem difficult to overcome and may even be something you’re uncomfortable addressing, the best way to…

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Bone and soft tissue cancers are more treatable than ever

11/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A few decades ago, it wasn’t rare for a bone cancer diagnosis to result in amputation. That’s no longer the case, according to Todd Bertrand, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who specializes in treating sarcomas (a type of cancer) and other musculoskeletal diseases. Sarcomas today are very treatable. “Our cure rates depend upon whether it’s isolated to one location in the body or whether it has metastasized to other places,”…

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YOU are an Important Part of Research

11/05/2014 | InnovationsResearch

The latest medical treatment simply wouldn’t be possible without research. As an academic health center, IU Health partners with Indiana University School of Medicine to conduct research that raises the quality of care with more sophisticated treatment options. But we can’t do it without your help. Research, including clinical trials, is important because it may help: Find new ideas or approaches for treatment. Identify safe and effective treatments. Gain FDA approval for use of new drugs…

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How to Maintain Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

11/03/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss after bariatric surgery is difficult and requires a complete lifestyle change with nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. A study published in July 2013 showed in order to maintain weight loss after surgery you must make two changes; 1) Follow the post-surgery meal plan with no snacking or grazing between meals. 2) Attend support group. The likelihood of maintaining weight loss was double (92% vs. 40%) in those who attended support group after surgery. Make sure to check…

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When to Call the Doctor: Depression and Anxiety

11/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Occasional sadness and feelings of stress are part of life. It is normal to feel sad or overwhelmed, especially during life changes or times of high stress; however, if you or a loved one has persistent depression and/or anxiety, it may be time to seek professional help. Depression and anxiety are closely related. An estimated 35 to 85 percent of patients with one condition will show symptoms of the other as well. Experts say treating both disorders as one illness leads to better outcomes for patients.…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 9

10/31/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Get the latest insights from 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: Tony Romo, QB, Dallas Cowboys (discussion begins at 0:41) Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins (discussion begins at 4:40) Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs…

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Top 7 EAP Questions Answered

10/30/2014 | Community

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a 24/7 resource, provided by an employer that offers counseling, referral and coaching services. These programs are designed to help organizations and their employees prevent and cope with issues that could affect workplace performance. Often, individuals are cautious about contacting an EAP, and have many questions about how utilizing an EAP can affect them. Frequently, there is a stigma of social rejection in the workplace surrounding the use of EAPs and…

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November 2014 Bariatric Support Groups

10/30/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! With the holidays approaching, some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time…

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Sports-Related Concussion

10/30/2014 | ExerciseSafety

Helmet to helmet contact; head to head contact; head to ground contact and head to ball contact are the leading causes of concussions in high school sports. While high school football leads the statistics in sports-related concussions, studies have shown that girls may be more prone to concussions. What is a concussion and how are they caused? A concussion is considered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a direct blow to the head or a whiplash effect to the head that disrupts the normal functioning…

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Why your hips may be wearing out too early

10/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Hip disease and treatment are often linked to aging, but here’s the reality: hip problems don’t discriminate based on age. What you didn’t know about hip disease Many hip problems start at birth with anatomical differences. Those variations can put excessive wear on joints long before aging is a factor. Active people, especially young athletes, are vulnerable to premature osteoarthritis if their conditions aren’t detected early enough. Hidden abnormalities can take their…

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