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Challenging the Stigma Building Colorectal Cancer Awareness

04/16/2015 | Digestive Diseases

Colorectal cancer, in comparison to other fatal diseases, is often not publicly discussed. Colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States.  Many people afflicted with this disease feel embarrassed to discuss their affliction. It is essential, however, to know what colorectal cancer is, who it affects, how to prevent it, and what to do if you have it. What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal Cancer is cancer that affects the colon, or rectum that are both sections of the large…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015

04/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

With baseball season starting, our sports medicine experts discuss rotator cuff injuries. Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this common injury, why baseball players are more prone to it and how young athletes can prevent it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report…

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Local Breakfast: Have a Healthy Breakfast with Ingredients from Indiana

04/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Indiana is one of America’s largest providers of livestock, grains and produce. As Hoosiers, we should all start the day with the fresh bounty from our state’s farms. According to the Indiana Department of Agriculture, over 37 thousand acres of vegetables were harvested last year. There are plenty of varieties to choose from and add to your breakfast plate. Tomatoes. More and more tomato farms are popping up in Indiana, which is all the more reason for you to make it part of your morning…

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When alternative medicine meets traditional medicine

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

There are many alternative therapies readily available; some have existed for thousands of years. Yet the debate between traditional and alternative medicine persists. Here is a conventional perspective on when and why you might consider alternative therapy. What exactly is alternative medicine? Unfortunately, no concrete definition exists. I specialize in osteopathic manipulation therapies; even that can be considered alternative. Chiropractic therapy is perhaps the most popular alternative practice…

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Women’s psychological health: the “responsibility” years

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

While the early 20s to late 40s is often referred to as the “reproductive years,” childbirth is only one stressor women may face. Everything from building a career to caring for aging parents can result in emotional pressure that feels overwhelming. Perhaps a more appropriate description might be the responsibility years. Some difficult challenges. We’ve come a long way since the days women rarely worked outside the home. Educational opportunities and career paths have truly broadened…

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Common symptoms of pregnancy

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Women experiencing first pregnancies often wonder if the body changes and symptoms they feel are normal. While every woman is different—and every pregnancy is different—there are some common symptoms of pregnancy that many women share. Fatigue – Even early in the first trimester, pregnant women may feel tired. Like many pregnancy symptoms, fatigue is often caused by higher levels of pregnancy hormones. Women experiencing fatigue should get plenty of rest and eat foods rich in protein…

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Tips for visiting the doctor

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Preventive care is an important part of staying healthy and feeling good. For both adults and children, practicing good preventive care includes regular visits with a doctor to discuss overall health issues and determine appropriate schedules for preventive tests and other proactive health measures, such as immunizations. All adults—even people without health concerns or symptoms—should see their primary care doctor once a year for a physical exam. Yearly exams give the doctor an opportunity…

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3 ways to avoid cubital tunnel syndrome

04/10/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you work in a job where you hold a phone to your ear most of the day or spend a lot of time with your elbows leaning on a hard surface, you might get away with it for a while. A lifetime habit of either posture is a different story. These repetitive body positions are leading causes for cubital tunnel syndrome, a condition that stems from prolonged pressure and tension on the ulnar nerve, which runs along the inside of the elbow. Early signs are pain, tingling and numbness in the ring and small…

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Season of Hope 2015

04/09/2015 | CommunityCancerHospice

Season of Hope is an annual event that allows community members to make a donation in memory of, in celebration of or in honor of a loved one.  The funds help provide assistance to individuals enrolled in the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice program. What is hospice? Hospice provides medical and supportive services to individuals who have been diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their families.  Hospice services are typically provided in the patient’s home with…

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How Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Health

04/08/2015 | Wellness

Filing your taxes each year can be stressful. Dealing with paperwork and large sums of money can cause your stress levels to spike to unhealthy levels, even with the promise of getting money back in the form of a refund. It’s important as April 15 approaches to be aware of your stress levels, and look out for the telltale signs that your stress has begun to affect your health. Understanding Stress When you’re feeling stressed out, your body is reacting to its fight-or-flight response.…

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