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Learn the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

02/07/2011 | Cardiovascular

Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack? The American Heart Association’s website lists several tell-tale signs that you should learn this February, which is American Heart Month: Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort…

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Exercise Survey

02/06/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics has an opportunity to team-up with the IUPUI Natatorium to offer water aerobics classes for our patients. Below is a summary of what this program can include. We also have included a small survey to get your input on this opportunity! If you are interested, please fill out the survey and email answers to me at Thanks!          Classes will take place at the IUPUI Natatorium on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis (parking is…

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Next Week Bariatric’s at IU Health Support Groups

02/05/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you missed last week because of the snow… We’ll be here next week! Tuesday, February 8th 4:30-5:30 pm Open Office Group · Meet with psychologist William Hilgendorf to discuss your bariatric journey. 5:30-6:00 pm Total Body Fitness · Get moving with Fitness Coach, Erin Light. Groups are for all pre and post op patients. 6:00-7:00 pm Support Group for Everyone *New patients will attend “Amateur Night”, which is an open discussion group for all pre op and new…

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Indiana University Health Announces Board Appointment

02/04/2011 | Announcements

02/04/11 INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University Health, the state’s largest healthcare system, recently announced the appointment of J. Scott Davison to its board of directors. Mr. Davison was appointed in January and will serve a four-year term. He joins a 13-member board responsible for ensuring the healthcare system carries out the goals of its mission, and for approving its budget, long-range plans, medical staff appointments, new services and major policies. “We are honored to have…

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Assess Your Heart Attack Risk During American Heart Month

02/03/2011 | Cardiovascular

February is American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to assess your heart attack risk. Dr. Richard Kovacs, cardiologist with Indiana University Health, suggests a couple of sites that offer users easy assessment tools. • Framingham Heart Study • CardioSmart If you are worried about your risk for a heart attack, or if you have family history of heart disease, Dr. Kovacs recommends talking to your doctor. Find out how you can work together to get answers. Also, don’t forget that…

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Fashion Madness: Bariatrics at IU Health Fashion Show

02/03/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Saturday, March 19, 2011 Madness begins at 10:00 am IU Health Bariatric Center 6640 Intech Park Blvd; Ste 300 Indianapolis, IN 46278 Madness Event Lineup Welcome, sign in, and brunch at 10:00 am · Power Shopping 101 by Rhonda Mossner · No Body Is Like Your Body by Dr. Kim Gorman · Fashion For The New You by Marybeth McShae Makeovers and Fashion Show at 12:45 pm Vendor booths open all day Door prize drawings following the Fashion Show $5 advanced tickets $10 at the door Adults…

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“Heavy” - Does the show help or hurt stereotypes for obesity

02/02/2011 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I just finished watching another episode of the A&E series “Heavy.” Let me provide a brief summary for those of you who have not seen the show. Each episode chronicles the 6 month weight loss of journey of two individuals. These are not individuals who are on the journey toward Bariatric weight loss surgery; however, the stories they tell are very similar to the ones of our patients at IU Health Bariatrics. They are people who have had a lifetime struggle with weight problems and…

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Have a Heart-to-Heart with Your Heart This Valentine’s Day

02/01/2011 | Cardiovascular

This Valentine’s Day, shift the focus from a chocolate heart to the heart inside your body. February is American Heart Month and Dr. Richard Kovacs, cardiologist with Indiana University Health, has three tips to help you identify when you or someone else might be experiencing a heart attack. First, heart attacks are not always painful, especially in the chest. Instead, you could feel pain in your arm or your jaw. You could also have nausea or unusual breathing. Be careful not to minimize your…

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