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Seven ways to make cycling to work part of your routine

07/10/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

A few years ago, Matt Hygema and one of his co-workers started riding bikes to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, where they both work as physical therapists. People ride for different reasons; theirs was fitness. “My ride is about five miles away from the hospital,” says Hygema. “It takes me 25 minutes to drive and 35 minutes to bike it. That’s too easy. For a net cost of 20 minutes out of my day, I get at least an hour of exercise.” Hygema and…

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Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

07/10/2014

Although we are unaware why, food allergies are on the rise in the United State. One in every 13 kids has a food allergy, which equals out to about two kids in every classroom across the United States. What is a food allergy? The body’s abnormal response to a certain food is a food allergy. For an unknown reason, the body thinks that the food is harmful and causes an allergic reaction to occur. The reaction can be mild or in some cases the reaction can be severe and cause anaphylaxis, this…

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How to: Prepare and avoid common summer conditions

07/09/2014 | WellnessSafety

The allure of the summer sun can bring out the best in family and outdoor activities. Summertime is great for spending time with friends and family, enjoying time in the backyard, grilling out, swimming and many other activities! Keeping yourself active with outdoor activities during the summer is great for your body and mind. It allows you to stay in shape, soak up the sun and get your dose of vitamin D. It also provides you with a slew of new activities to do with your loved ones. While all of…

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Bicycling without pain: the marriage of your body to your bike

07/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over the past decade, biking to work has grown in popularity by 60 percent in the U.S. as cities like Indianapolis welcome transportation options. How friendly is the city to bikers? Friendly enough to land Indianapolis a place on Bicycling magazine’s list of America’s 50 best cities for bikers. The growing nationwide infrastructure for cycling makes it attractive form of fun, fitness and transportation for people of all ages and fitness levels. Few bikers, however, start with an awareness…

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Communicating with Your Doctor

07/08/2014 | Wellness

It’s true that you have a team of healthcare professionals to deliver preeminent care. But ultimately, only you and your family can decide what is best for you. As a vital part of your own care team, remember that you are in control of your health. Here are tips for communicating effectively with your doctor: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your doctor wants you to ask questions. Write your questions down before you go into the doctor’s office so you won’t forget. Also…

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Is Chest Pain the Same Thing As A Heart Attack?

07/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesCardiovascular

When we think of chest pain, we most often associated it with having a heart attack. Although chest pain is one of the main warning signs of heart attack, it can also indicate other health problems. Sometimes chest pain is the sign of a life-threatening condition, but not always. Conditions such as hiatal hernia, indigestion and pneumonia may also cause chest pain.  Signs of a heart attack vary from person to person. However, if you know the early warning signs, you can be…

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Preparing for Your Doctor’s Appointment

07/07/2014 | Wellness

Whether it’s a yearly physical, or you’re sick or injured, you want to get the most of any visit to your doctor. To avoid wasting valuable time, be prepared for every visit to your doctor, using the following pointers. Before the appointment: Review your symptoms. Identify your symptoms or the reason for your visit. Writing them down may help you give a more thorough description of your illness. Be prepared to describe your symptoms, when they began and how often they happen.…

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Six questions to ask about your prescription

07/05/2014 | Wellness

Being prescribed a new medication from your doctor can spark many questions and concerns. Even if you feel foolish or uncertain, it is important not to let those questions go unanswered. Incorrectly taking medication can lead to severe and even dangerous side effects. Your appointment with your doctor is your time to bring up any health concerns you may be having. Your doctor is there to listen, answer questions and provide you with any information you may need. You should feel comfortable asking…

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Six ways to stay healthy at the gym

07/03/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

In 2006, defensive lineman Brandon Noble almost lost a leg because of an infection from methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can spread through locker room contact. Locker rooms are one of the most overlooked health risks for high school, college and even professional athletes, not to mention fitness enthusiasts who use public or private gyms. Good locker room habits lower the risk of infections that pass from one person to the next, according to Tavio Henson, a strength and…

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Fireworks Safety

07/03/2014

Celebrating the fourth of July can be fun with pool parties, cook outs and spending time with friends and family. Make sure you and your loved ones are taking precautions when it is time to set off fireworks. About 7,000 people each year are injured or killed by fireworks in the United States due to the festive holiday. How can I keep my children safe around fireworks? Taking precautions around fireworks is important. Never let children handle fireworks alone or without adult supervision. Even sparklers…

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