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The Importance of Sleep

10/03/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Do you dread nighttime because you have a hard time falling asleep? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 50-70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder. Getting enough sleep is important for optimal physical and emotional health. Less Sleep Equals More Problems Over time, inadequate sleep may cause physical, mental and emotional problems, including: Depression Diabetes Difficulty concentrating Heart disease Impaired logic or reasoning Irritability Memory loss Obesity Psychiatric…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 5

10/02/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Not sure who to start and who to sit on your fantasy football team? Get an edge and listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly, 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. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

10/02/2014 | CancerWomen's Health

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women.  This is a special concern as research continues to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer.  It is important to stay informed so decisions about health can be made. How do women keep up-to-date on all the new research and advances in breast health? Working with your healthcare professional is the first step.  Another strategy to stay updated is to look deeper into the information rumored…

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Four Things to Avoid if You Have Trouble Sleeping

10/02/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Sleep is essential to your health, lowering your risk for many conditions including heart disease and diabetes. When you don’t get good sleep, your health and mood are affected, leaving you feeling less than your best. You can improve the quality of your sleep and rest easier by avoiding habits that keep you up at night, including: Drinking alcohol and/or caffeine before bed. Though alcohol may help you fall asleep, it keeps you from getting deep, restful sleep and may cause you to wake…

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Guide for Decoding Your Hospital Bill

10/01/2014 | Community

Hospital bills contain a lot of information to sift through, and can be overwhelming. However, here at Indiana University Health we want you to understand what you are being charged for. We also want you to know that, like you, we have all been patients, too, and understand that “life happens”. Our team members are here to help you understand the information in your bill and to answer questions you may have regarding insurance, payment or assistance.  We’ve created a helpful…

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3 ways to reduce cheerleading Injuries

10/01/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Long before he started practicing medicine at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Arnold Henry, MD, was familiar with the risks of playing sports. As a multi-sport athlete who participated in college football and semi-professional track and field, Henry witnessed his share of athletic injuries, including those in a sport only recently recognized for its athleticism: cheerleading. The most common cheerleading injuries are strains and sprains to the ankles, closely followed…

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When To Call the Doctor About A Cold or Flu

09/30/2014 | WellnessSafety

Cold and flu season is approaching fast. Many viruses can pack a powerful punch, causing you to miss work. The flu can be especially serious, causing thousands of deaths in the United States each year. In many cases, you can stay home and treat the symptoms of colds and flus yourself. However, if your symptoms become worse, you need to seek medical treatment. Call a physician if you have: Pre-existing conditions. Certain chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease or kidney…

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Sprains and strains: how to tell the difference

09/27/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Now that summer is officially over, students who play fall sports such as football and soccer are back on the field. For athletes who didn’t condition themselves adequately over the summer, the switch to a robust training schedule may prime them for strains and sprains, according to Arnold Henry, MD, a physician who specializes in sports medicine at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.  Once injured, pain may tell you something is wrong, but you may not know what…

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Nine Ways to Love Your Lungs

09/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPulmonology & Respiratory Care

It’s true that the majority of people with lung cancer have it as a result of years of smoking. But it’s not just a disease of smokers. It’s been proven that non-smokers suffering from lung cancer generally have it due to second-hand smoke, although their tumors are genetically different than those who have smoked. Regardless of the cause, lung cancer can be devastating. Your lungs are like a carburetor for your body, taking in carbon dioxide and exchanging it for the oxygen that…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 4

09/25/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Need an edge in your Fantasy Football league? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly, 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. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis…

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