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How Financial Worries Can Affect Your Physical Health

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

It’s no surprise that stress of any type can take its toll on your overall well-being, but financial stress has become especially prevalent in our recent economy. And the effects can be serious, from high blood pressure to thoughts of or attempts at suicide. Unlike other outside stressors, financial stress can impact every area of our lives, from routine choices to diminished self-worth, which can lead to a tangled web of unhealthy behaviors and outcomes. Physical effects. Taking a financial…

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E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know

09/05/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansWellness

If you haven’t heard about the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), it’s likely you will. Designed to resemble a tobacco cigarette, e-cigarettes are battery-operated cartridges that turn nicotine, other chemicals (propylene glycol and glycerin) and flavorings into vapor, which is then inhaled. Some experts predict sales of e-cigarettes will surpass tobacco products within 10 years. E-cigarettes have become popular among adults trying to quit smoking and among teenagers…

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Are Your Loved Ones Causing You Anxiety? How To Deal.

09/05/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Family members, friends and loved ones can often be an important source of support for those suffering from anxiety disorders. But what about when those very loved ones are a direct cause of anxiety? If this is the case, you may need to re-examine your relationships with loved ones for the sake of your own mental health. Recognize the symptoms. If you consistently experience anxiety when driving to your mother’s house, it may be your mother causing it rather than the long drive or the traffic.…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 1

09/04/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack. Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis includes: Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts Andre Johnson,…

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How To Deal With Public Speaking Anxiety

09/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Public speaking is one of the most common fears and phobias. While many people try to manage their anxiety by avoiding public speaking altogether, there are some situations where you will not be able to avoid public speaking. Whether you have to do a big presentation at work or give a toast at a wedding, these tips can help: Avoid negative thinking. When you are dreading an upcoming public speaking endeavor, it can be easy to get stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts – “It will be a disaster,”…

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End of Life Conversations


Why should I have end of life conversations? Although it can be a difficult subject to address, it’s important to let your loved ones know what your wishes are for the end of your life. This is an opportunity to talk about how much artificial life support you desire, what quality vs. quantity means to you, or how involved you want your loved ones to be. Difficult choices are not easily made; by discussing the burden and benefits of life support with your provider and family, you are empowering…

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Get The Facts About Scrapes And Cuts

09/04/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Sometimes when you’re playing outside, accidents happen and you get cut or scraped. Learn how to deal with summer’s scrapes with these tips from expert doctors at Indiana University Health. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH…

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Tips for Breaking Your Social Media Addiction

09/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Do you ever find yourself up at night, lying in bed, scrolling through social networks on your smartphone, tablet or laptop? According to News Medical, social networking late at night can cause sleep deprivation due to exposure to the bright light from smartphone and computer screens just before bed. While social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest can be fun, engaging and connect you to with others, they can also be the cause of anxiety and apprehension. Constantly checking…

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Hip replacement: your questions answered

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over 120,000 Americans have total hip replacement each year. Leading up to their replacements, patients have trouble sleeping and getting out of a car comfortably due to a very specific kind of pain that suggests degeneration of the hip. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers questions about joint replacement.  What’s the biggest misconception people have…

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Get The Facts About Bug Bites

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary CareSafety

Pesky mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and spread disease. Separate fact from myth with Indiana University Health primary care physicians to cut back on bug bites. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH or visit

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