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Injury Report Insight: 10/8/2015

10/08/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

In this week's episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breaks down Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's shoulder injury. Dr. Klitzman explains the differences between separated, dislocated and subluxed shoulder injuries. Listen in to hear valuable insight and what you need to know to properly prevent and treat shoulder injuries. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Concussions Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke…

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Life on Her Toes: From the Stage to the O.R.


Michelle Merrell has spent most of her life on her toes—from wowing crowds as a professional ballerina to saving lives as a skilled operating room nurse.  Merrell was first introduced to ‘the love of her life’ at age three, when she began taking dance classes at the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University, which at the time was an Indianapolis-based incubator of highly skilled dancers. At 15 years old, while most teens her age were awkwardly adjusting to high school…

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Part II: Nine Things You Need to Know Before Knee Replacement

10/07/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s been 20 years or more since Rocky Schuh’s father had a knee replacement, but she hasn’t forgotten what happened afterwards. “My Dad’s leg never was right,” she says. “It froze in a bend, and he always blamed the doctor and physical therapist, and would never go back to have the second knee done.” In hindsight, Schuh suspects the real problem was her father’s unwillingness to take responsibility for strengthening his own body after surgery.…

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Cool Running: 6 Ways to Keep Warm When Jogging in the Fall

10/06/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you maintain a regular jogging routine, the cool weather of fall and winter can be challenging. Cold air makes it less comfortable to run outdoors but you don’t want to let it keep you from exercising outside altogether. Here are 6 ways to keep warm when jogging in the fall and even into the winter: 1. Warm up inside. Before you head out into the cold, warm up indoors. Stretch, run in place, and do jumping jacks. Warming up will decrease the likelihood of injury from cold muscles. When your…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes Your Family Will Love

10/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you get home after a long day, you want to put together healthy, hearty meals for your family’s dinner.  Here are 5 recipes that you can make quickly that are also delicious and healthy. Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 16 oz container of your favorite salsa Salt Pepper Instructions: Before you leave for the day, toss 4 chicken breasts (lightly seasoned with salt and pepper) and 1 16 ounce jar of salsa into your slow cooker. Set to low…

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Breast Cancer Survivor, 22, Shares Inspiring Story After Getting The Diagnosis She Never Expected


The Indianapolis Colts kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sixth consecutive “Pinking of the Canal” event on Friday, October 2. Sarah Stockton, a patient of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, was the honorary breast cancer survivor at the event. At just 22 years old, she shared her unique and inspiring story. Sarah was in her senior year at Ball State University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had undergone screening for a lump in her breast, but never…

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How Increasing Your Water Intake for 30 Days Can Change Your Health

10/01/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Water is an essential part of your body. According to the United States Geological Survey, water makes up the majority of your body. This is why drinking plenty of it has such a positive impact on your overall health. In order to improve your health, set yourself a challenge - drink 1 to 2 more glasses of water per day for a month. If you complete this challenge, here are some positive health changes you might see: Better joint function. According to the Center for Disease Control, water helps your…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/1/2015

10/01/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football fans, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries that affect your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks…

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October 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

09/29/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information October 5 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North Bariatric, Room K130 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group ~ Cooking Demo October 8 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group October 15…

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One Surprising Cause of Sleep Loss: Overcome This Obstacle Today


Feeling more tired now that Fall is here? You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. This condition, also known as SAD, can spur subtle changes in an individual’s sleep schedule, triggering a feeling of lingering fatigue. How? SAD is thought to be influenced by the changing patterns of light and darkness. During longer periods without natural sunlight, circadian rhythms (otherwise known as our internal clock) can be thrown out of sync in some individuals, causing sleep disturbances…

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