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Psoriasis

01/08/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDermatology

Affecting close to 7.5 million Americans, Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the country. What is Psoriasis and what causes it? Psoriasis is a persistent, chronic skin disease that is autoimmune in nature. It causes skin cells to build up quickly on the surface of the skin forming thick silvery scales that are itchy, dry red patches that can sometimes be painful. Although the cause is unknown for Psoriasis, researchers know it is directly linked to the immune system and an environmental…

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The Colts Prepare for the Broncos and High Altitude

01/08/2015 | CommunityWellnessSafety

The Indianapolis Colts head to Denver for what’s surely to be an epic post-season game. Andrew Luck has emerged from Peyton Manning’s shadow in the hearts of Indianapolis fans and demonstrated he’s ready meet #18 again. But what about a quieter threat Denver has been known to deliver? High altitude. Denver, otherwise known at the Mile High City, truly rises exactly one mile above sea level—5,280 feet. The higher altitude poses an invisible threat to athletes and fans alike…

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Injury Report Insights: 1/8/2015

01/08/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

From Aaron Rodgers to LeBron James, listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breakdown recent and relevant sports injuries. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes of all ages, what causes them and the recovery process. This episode, Dr. Klitzman discusses injuries affecting the following athletes: Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers Philly Brown, WR, Carolina Panthers LeBron James, F, Cleveland Cavaliers Dwyane Wade, G, Miami Heat…

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The Common Cold

01/08/2015 | WellnessPediatrics

One morning you wake up and notice you have a runny nose; sore throat; cough; congestion or maybe you are suffering from all of these symptoms. Your first reaction may be to take some medicine, wrap up in a warm blanket and lay back down. Let’s face it; we have all been there one time or another. How else do you think it got its name, “the common cold”? Luckily, with proper medicine, the common cold should not last longer than about a week or two and you should be back to your normal,…

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How you can help (or hurt) your recovery from spinal fusion

01/02/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Minimally-invasive surgeries for spinal stenosis are a draw for people who want to avoid open procedures for decompressing the spine by removing osteoarthritis. For the right candidate, there are reasons to consider these techniques, including quicker recovery time, less blood loss, better preservation of muscles and ligaments around the spine and less risk of future instability in the spine.   Many of these methods, however, are not yet supported by years of research, and they aren’t…

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New Year’s Healthy Resolution

01/01/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Most times, a New Year resolution is a step in improving the year ahead of you. There are many different resolutions that are made every year, most however focus on health.   For example, maybe they wish to lose weight; exercise more often; cook healthier meals;…

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How to Start 2015 the Healthy Way

12/29/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. Think about all you’ve done this year—all the great memories you’ve had, and the choices you’ve made for your health, for better or worse. Maybe you’re contemplating what you want to improve. How will 2015 be different than 2014? What will you change for the better? The start of a new year is a great time to make positive changes. It’s up to you to decide what works best for your lifestyle. Here are a few suggestions…

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Who gets spinal stenosis and how it’s treated

12/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineSenior ServicesWellnessArthritis & Rheumatology

One of the more common conditions linked to aging is acquired spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the space in the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. It’s a common diagnosis in seniors who have degenerative arthritis, especially for women. The narrowing happens in one or all of three places: the space at the spine’s center, the canals where the nerves are spread, or the area between the stacked vertebrae.  “Most people who develop spinal stenosis…

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Coping with holiday stress

12/25/2014 | WellnessMental Wellness

What are some ways to prevent being over-stressed during the holidays? If you are aware that sometimes the holiday season gets the best of you, try preventing stress and depression early on with these tips. Plan ahead. Schedule specific days for shopping, cooking, visiting and even relaxing. Plan menus and shopping lists. Stick to a budget. Whether it is for a holiday meal or presents, budget out your holiday season. You will feel a lot less stressed knowing what your bills will look like in January.…

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Fun Winter Activities to Stay Active as a Family

12/22/2014 | WellnessExercise

While the weather outside may be frightful, there are still plenty of ways to stay physically active as a family during the winter months. Don’t let cold weather or snow put a damper on your activity level. Try these fun outdoor and indoor winter activities: Enjoy a snow day. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels and catch snowflakes on your tongue. Experiencing the joy of a snow day through your kids’ eyes is a great way to make memories as a family while sneaking…

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