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Learn How the 80/20 Rule Applies to Fourth of July Splurging

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The Fourth of July is a time that many people around the United States of America celebrate our nation’s independence. While fireworks and the flag may be the most recognized symbols of Independence Day, food is a big part of the holiday’s traditions. Many of the foods we tend to eat on the Fourth- from hot dogs to cheeseburgers to cookies and pie- are not very healthy. However, if you plan on indulging this week, don’t feel bad. Simply follow the 80/20 rule. What is the 80/20 rule?…

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Finger-Licking-Good-For-You: Your Healthiest Barbecue Ever

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Summer is the best time of the year to take your cooking out of the kitchen and into your backyard. Barbecuing and grilling is fun, adds a ton of flavor to your food and believe it or not, can be very good for you if you do it the right way. Here are four finger-licking good for you foods to throw on the grill this summer. Chicken. Chicken breast is loaded with protein with a whopping 27 grams of protein per serving. For added flavor in your chicken, try marinating overnight in barbecue sauce or…

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10 Firework Safety Tips Just in Time For the 4th of July

06/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Every year on the Fourth of July, millions of Americans celebrate the independence of our nation by watching firework displays. Some Americans celebrate by lighting off fireworks of their own. If you plan on lighting off your own fireworks this year, here are 10 safety tips you have to follow: 1. Obey the law. Do not purchase illegal fireworks, transport fireworks into places where they are illegal, or bring fireworks onto an airplane. When dealing with fireworks, always use them within the boundaries…

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5 Healthy Snacks for Work

06/25/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Staying healthy at work can be a real challenge. Vending machine junk food, birthday potlucks (sometimes several birthday potlucks a month), and quick lunches from fast food restaurants can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health. Fortunately, if you plan ahead, you can stock up on healthy snacks for your workplace to keep you from straying too far from the healthy path. 1. Nuts. Only 4 in 10 Americans eat heart-healthy nuts each day. Nuts are a healthy snack that can satisfy your craving…

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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

06/25/2015 | WellnessExercise

Joining a gym is easy. In fact, it can be too easy. Many people join gyms, go regularly for a few weeks, and then drop off, continuing to pay for membership without actually using it. The trick to being a gym member is using the gym consistently and making sure you work out properly to get the results you desire. How can you make the most out of your gym membership? 1. Make it easy. Pick a gym near your work or home. You know your routine better than anyone but studies show that people who join gyms…

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New Y90 Procedure

06/25/2015 | CancerRadiology & Imaging

A new procedure referred to as “Y90” provides liver cancer patients an alternative treatment option. This selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) transports a high dose of radiation while avoiding many side effects. What is the Y90 procedure? Yttrium-90 Microsphere Radioembolization, commonly referred to as Y90 or SIRT, involves both radiation therapy and a procedure called embolization to treat liver cancer. Radiation therapy uses a particular kind of energy, called ionizing radiation,…

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Repairing Joints was an Early Calling for IU Health Surgeon

06/25/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding what type of medicine to practice is something most people figure out in medical school. For J. Andrew Parr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health, the choice came about the time he got his driver’s license. As a junior high student, he started watching hip and knee replacement surgeries on videos his father brought home from his job as a research and development executive at a northern Indiana implant manufacturer. By Parr’s sophomore year of high school, his…

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The Correlation Between Lung Health and Lifestyle

06/18/2015 | Pulmonology & Respiratory Care

Does diet affect lung health? Absolutely! The phenomenon connecting respiratory health and food consumption has been under intense investigation for years. When we neglect to eat healthy foods, our organs suffer as they are forced to work hard without the proper amount of organic energy and nutrients, including lungs and muscles needed for the breathing function. The first step to improving your diet to help lung health is eating a variety of foods. Different foods offer different nutrients, making…

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6 Healthy Snacks to Keep Around the House

06/16/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Per the 2015 Indy Mom’s Survey, 84% of moms believe that time constraints make it challenging for their families to stay healthy. This is often a reason many families end up eating quick, cheap, unhealthy snacks at home. Is it possible to snack healthy when your family is strapped for time? Yes. You simply need to keep quick, easy, healthy snacks at home. Here are 6 healthy snacks to keep around the house that won’t eat up a lot of your time. 1. Peanut butter (or other nut butters) and…

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