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Four common golf mistakes that can impact your health

03/18/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s one thing to have an unreliable golf swing, quite another to harm your own body because of it. In today’s post, a certified athletic trainer at Indiana University Health Sports Performance shares four hints to keep bad habits at bay and help golfers play in good health. Incomplete follow through. Poor follow through in a golf swing not only causes the ball to veer left or right—it’s also hard on your body. “When golfers don’t follow through completely,…

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How donated cartilage repairs some knee injuries

03/13/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

After a pick-up game of basketball that tore his ACL, damaged menisci and micro-fractured his right knee, Tim Baker was healing nicely from surgical repairs when he had another trauma. “I was at school and stumbled when I caught my foot in the straps of a book bag,” says Baker a junior majoring in fitness management at IUPUI. Unfortunately, his recovering knee took the brunt of the second accident. Baker followed up with the surgeon who repaired his earlier injuries, Robert Klitzman,…

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Each year approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed! Despite increasing awareness of the disease and importance of early detection, colorectal cancer remains the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. The most important thing to remember is that colorectal cancer is a disease that can be prevented! We encourage you to learn more about colorectal cancer including: signs, symptoms, and ways to prevent the disease…

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Corrective hip surgery helps patient reclaim an active lifestyle

03/11/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

“I can’t do this right now.” That was Heather Cox’s first reaction last summer, when she learned that she needed more corrective surgery for hip dysplasia—a condition that was first treated in 1990 when Cox was a teen. As an adult with a busy family life and a nursing career in full tilt, Cox couldn’t imagine being sidelined for two months. Memories from her 1990 surgery and recovery filled her with dread, but Cox knew that she had no choice. “My pain was…

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Rare hip disorder leads an Evansville nurse to IU Health expert

03/06/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Like a barber with a lousy haircut or a landscaper whose yard is unkept, Heather Cox lived an ironic life for at least a year. As a nurse who helped over 250 patients handle pain at an Evansville pain management clinic, she was on her feet constantly in 2012 and 2013. Most of that time, she felt miserable, especially when she sat down to rest at the end of the day.   When it got to the point that she was only sleeping two hours a night, she knew it was time to do something about her right hip.…

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Take Control of Your Pulmonary Disease


Every year, approximately 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lung disease.  With the proper medical treatment and rehabilitation services, more people are surviving.  Please join us in celebrating National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week March 9-15. What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week? Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is sponsored by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) as a chance to celebrate patients, families and staff and…

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Chronic tendonitis may respond to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy

03/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Americans like to think we lead the world in innovation, but where medicine is concerned, it isn’t always true. A good case in point is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) , a treatment for chronic injuries like tennis elbow that involves drawing a patient’s blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, which are injected into the affected area. “PRP has been used in Europe for decades, but it’s more difficult to get new technologies approved here in the…

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March 2014 Bariatric Support Groups

02/28/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-person Support Group Meeting March 3rd Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group IU Health North (Room K130) 6:00-7:00 pm Alvin Furiya, RD IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Total Body Fitness 5:30 pm @ Intech Blvd March 5th IU Health Ball Memorial Group 6:00 pm March 6th IU Health Lafayette Support Group 6:00 pm Grocery Store Tour at Meijer near I-65 and SR 26 March 8th IU Health West 11:00 a.m. Meet in IU Health West Cafeteria March 10th IU Health Bariatric & Medical Weight…

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Hand Washing


In the United States, hospital patients receive nearly 2 million infections each year. That is about one infection per 20 patients! Infections received from a hospital can be life-threatening and may be hard to treat. Numerous studies show that infections can be prevented in the hospital if healthcare providers use proper hand hygiene. You can be proactive in asking your healthcare providers and visitors to wash their hands before coming into your room. Remember: hand hygiene saves lives. Not only…

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Sports-focused physician helps Indianapolis runner avoid surgery

02/27/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

After recovering from an injury that threatened to end her running days, Kathy Pratt says she learned something that can help other athletes: select doctors and caregivers who share your goals. “I felt like I had a whole team of people at IU Health who were committed to getting me back out there,” says Pratt. “I learned that surgery isn’t always the best option and that a physical therapist can improve your flexibility and gait with small things, and a lot of those things…

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