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Three common running injuries and how to avoid them

04/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

This month is prime training season for runners participating in spring and summer events. It’s also the season when John Baldea, MD, a sports medicine and orthopedic physician at Indiana University Health Physicians, must occasionally prescribe an unwelcome treatment for patients who run. “One of the hardest things I have to tell people is not to run,” says Baldea.  Year after year, he meets novices and experienced runners alike who develop training-related injuries. Usually,…

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A new shoulder helps golfer recover his swing

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

Tom Green (right) with his cousin Rick Vince at Pinehurst, Hole No. 2, Feb, 2013.

Thirteen years after a motorcycle accident that nearly destroyed his left arm, Tom Green decided to do something about the residual pain. “I got tired of taking muscle relaxers and pain pills because I was in so much pain with that shoulder,” Green says. After consulting two shoulder surgeons, Green was told he needed two surgeries—one to remove the plates and screws that held his arm together, another to replace the shoulder. Green didn’t warm to the idea of a two-year recovery,…

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Tracy Jaisle & her family on the field when she was the

From zero to breast cancer diagnosis in ten days

04/03/2014 | Cancer

Tracy Jaisle went from a healthy 38 year-old who ran three times a week to a woman with stage-2 breast cancer… all within a week and a half. A stickler for doing regular self-exams, Tracy noticed a lump while in the shower on a Monday night. The busy mother of two had an appointment by Wednesday, a mammogram by Monday, a biopsy Thursday and a diagnosis on Friday, August 9, 2013. “A cancer diagnosis turns your world upside down,” says Tracy. “You go from running three days…

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Hospice Cares


Hospice is there for anyone with a life-limiting illness. In times of need, families can count on both medical and supportive services from hospice professionals. What is Hospice? Hospice is a service provided for the care and comfort of individuals who are determined by a physician to likely have six months or fewer to live. Hospice professionals ensure that patients have the least amount of pain; medications are taken correctly; equipment is working properly and that any immediate physical need…

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April Bariatric Support Groups

04/02/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Thursday April 3 -             IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group  6:00 pm Monday April 7 -               Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group 6:00 pm IU Health North (Room K130)                                                …

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Golfer opts for shoulder replacement years after accident

04/01/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Tom Green had just finished a round of golf on a hot summer day in 1998, when a friend phoned and invited him to take a motorcycle ride. Green’s family was out of town, and with no other obligation, he welcomed the chance to get out on his Harley Davidson. Riding along a county road, he turned a corner and felt the rear of his bike begin to slide on a wet patch of tar. Green goosed the engine to correct the slide, but instead, he and his bike were thrown in the path of a Ford F150 truck. The…

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Joint replacement patients benefit from progress in pain management

03/27/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Fear of pain is one of the most common anxieties before any surgery. But pain management has improved so much in the past decade that it should be less of a concern than ever, especially for surgeries like joint replacement. “Before our more modern pain management practices, patients were given a general anesthetic, and when they recovered from surgery, they felt surgical pain immediately,” says Brian Keyes, DO, an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in knee and hip replacements at Indiana…

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Advanced Directives


Indiana’s POST Legislation. In May, 2013, Indiana Legislature signed House Bill 1182 into law.  This law governs Indiana’s POST procedures, which became effective July, 2013. What is a POST? POST forms are intended for those who are currently suffering from a serious illness, and whose death is within one year would not be a surprise to the patient’s physician.  POST forms are physician’s orders for medical treatment and must be signed by a physician.  Another…

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Heavy kids may have more serious orthopedic injuries

03/25/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Talking about obesity stirs up a lot of emotion. That’s especially true when the discussion pertains to children. “When I have to talk to a family about an obese child, I must tread carefully,” says George Gantsoudes, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. “At first, parents may think I’m judging them, and then react defensively,” he says. “It’s the exact opposite of what I want.” Instead,…

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Diabetes in the Hispanic Population: Prevention is Key

03/23/2014 | IU Health PhysiciansDiabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes: Many people believe that it is a hereditary disease, but it can actually affect any one of us. In the United States, there are about 25.6 million people with diabetes and it’s the fifth leading cause of death among Hispanics. This condition is a major cause of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and amputations. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when sugar levels in the blood are above normal. In our bodies, the hormone insulin is responsible for the…

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