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Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

03/19/2015 | ExerciseHealthy Eating

Have you ever looked down at your hands to find fingers that look just like your mother’s? Does your smile curve just like hers? Physical traits passed through family stand out and give insights into our genetic makeup. Our genes explain the less visible traits we carry as well. We lean on genetics to make sense of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep irregularities, digestive trouble and obesity. However, those explanations can resemble excuses more than medical fact. While genes…

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The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

03/18/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever ridden the teeter-totter of caffeine, trying to balance just the right amount to get the boost you need without the jittery effects? You are not alone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 80% of adults in the U.S. consume caffeine every day, with an average intake of 200 mg per day.  March marks Caffeine Awareness Month, and we look at how caffeine affects the body–both from consumption and withdrawal. Coffee and tea lovers grab this central nervous…

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How to exercise safely during pregnancy

03/14/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

For pregnant women, being active at least 30 minutes on most, if not all, days has many health benefits, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Exercising helps improve posture, decreases common discomforts like back pain and may reduce the likelihood of gestational diabetes. Staying fit during pregnancy also builds stamina for labor and delivery, relieves stress and enhances mood. Healthy activities for pregnant women Before you start any exercise program, consult…

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Pulmonary Rehab Week: A reason to celebrate

03/12/2015 | CardiovascularPulmonology & Respiratory Care

Pulmonary rehabilitation strategically tackles poor lung health by combining medical knowledge and exercise. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, being held March 8-14, celebrates the betterment of lives of those who suffer from chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). Who leads Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week? The COPD Foundation created this week to continue to acknowledge the medical contributions that continues to increase victim quality of life. To continue to help COPD patients, the COPD Foundation…

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Injury Report Insight: 3/12/2015

03/12/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight which provides an in-depth look at Tommy John surgery. Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this commonly referenced surgery, why baseball players are most prone to it and the primary causes of it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/12/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 1/8/2015 Injury Report Insight:…

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Ideal Female Body Image

How Has the ‘Ideal’ Female Body Changed through the Years?

03/11/2015 | Wellness

The plump women admired in paintings throughout most of history fall far short of today’s idolized—and much smaller—female frame. The images consumed in mainstream media have guided and continue to mold the idealized body type. “The media present countless images via ads with impossibly thin models as well as an overwhelming number of ads for weight loss programs, fad diets, medications and quick-fix miracles for weight loss,” says Anna King, a registered dietician at…

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Women’s psychological health: adolescence through early adulthood

03/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

This three-part series is devoted to the specific challenges women face throughout their lifetimes. While no two women will experience the same problems, there are predictable risks that can develop at each stage of life. Part one focuses on the teenage years through early 20s. Girls’ bodies go through much physiological change during adolescence. From the greater risk of urinary tract infections, to breast development, to the onset of menses, it’s not always fun being a girl. Regular…

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What to expect when you call for an ambulance

03/10/2015 | WellnessSafetyPlastic Surgery

It’s something we see every day on television and in the movies, yet we don’t want to think about it really happening to us — needing an ambulance. While we hope you never have to face a medical emergency, being even a little prepared can go a long way in helping the outcome. What you can do now. Know where your cell phone is at all times and keep it charged. Have multiple chargers throughout your house so you always have a full battery. Keep a current and complete list of…

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Effective ways to manage weight

03/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Weight management is a health concern for many adults. Since being overweight and obesity are linked to a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, controlling weight—especially as you grow older—is an important health priority. Here are some tips for effective weight management: Eliminate “comfort foods” and foods that cause temptation. In addition to purging your pantry and refrigerator of junk foods that offer no nutritional value, consider which…

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The Dangers of Fad Diets

The Dangers of Fad Diets

03/06/2015 | Healthy Eating

Any diet that restricts certain foods or limits calories typically leads to weight loss. But what happens after the diet ends? Quick weight-loss diets or fad diets rarely bring long-term, sustainable results because people return to their poor eating habits as soon as the diet ends.  “I don’t ever advocate dieting. Diets don’t work and the only way to ‘lose weight’ is to get healthy and make a lifestyle change,” Dr. Angela DeBord Henriksen, a family medicine…

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