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Oscars Shine Light on Disease

Oscar Nominees Shine Light on Disease

02/19/2015 | Events

Movies tell stories to an audience. These stories can simply entertain us, but they can also educate and inspire. For complex or difficult subjects, films possess an ability to deliver an understanding, often at an emotional level, unlike most other media. This year’s Oscar-nominated films and actors tackle many diseases, disorders and the mental anguish that can accompany them. Here are ways Oscar nominees shine light on disease this year: ● “Still Alice” - Julianne Moore…

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Joint Pain

08/07/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicineEvents

Most, if not all, who suffer from joint pain are faced with much discomfort throughout their day. Joint pain can be mild, causing some soreness each time you move your joint. Or joint pain can be severe, making it impossible to use your joint altogether. This medical condition is rarely an emergency and most mild cases can be successfully managed at home. What Causes Joint Pain? There are many causes someone may develop joint pain. The two most frequent cause of joint pain are osteoarthritis and…

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Fight shoulder pain this summer

06/19/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicineEvents

The shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint and enables the arm to have a wide range of motion.   What makes up the shoulder? The shoulder consists of: The upper arm bone Collarbone Shoulder blade Muscles, ligaments Tendons, nerves Blood vessels Shoulder pain results when any of these structures become irritated, injured or inflamed.  Minor muscle strains, repetitive use injuries and repeated overhead motions, such as swinging a tennis racket, can lead to shoulder pain. What are…

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Skin Cancer

05/08/2014 | CancerEvents

What is skin cancer and how do I get it?  Skin cancer is like any other cancer, a cell that becomes damaged and begins to rapidly reproduce abnormally.  We develop non-melanoma skin cancers because we have damaged our skin with excessive sun exposure.  Melanoma cannot only be caused by UV light exposure such as natural sunlight and tanning bed use but can be hereditary.  The majority of skin cancers that are treated are caused by sun damage. How did I damage my skin with sun when…

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Don’t Let Joint Pain Stop You

04/17/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicineEvents

What is joint pain? There are many types of joints in the human body – fixed, hinge, ball, socket and pivot.  Joint pain is a discomfort that arises from any joint, the point where two bones meet.   Within each joint is surrounded by a fluid filled pocket known as bursae; the bones have a protective lining made of cartilage that help the bones move over each other easily.  If any part of the joint is compromised through trauma, injury or inflammation, you will experience…

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Lily’s Lemonade for Cancer Caregivers

12/24/2013 | CancerEvents

On the day before Christmas Eve, the infusion (chemotherapy) area of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center is very busy as patients receive their last treatment before the holidays. A seven-year-old girl name Lily Snyder pulls a red wagon around the infusion unit. “Hi. My name is Lily. I raised money through a lemonade stand to buy care packages for caregivers.” A first-grader at Kitley Elementary School in Franklin Township, Lily is spending the first day of her Christmas vacation handing…

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Team Up for Diabetes

06/05/2013 | Diabetes & EndocrinologyEvents

Cycle at the Indiana Motor Speedway for a Great Cause This year, for the first time, IU Health has fielded a team for the Tour de Cure, a cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association. IU Health employees can join up to ride with their co-workers while helping to raise critical funds for research, education and advocacy to stop diabetes. Tour de Cure takes place on June 8, 2013 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. It’s not a race, so all ability levels are welcome.  Matt…

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Have Fun, Be Healthy at Indiana State Fair

08/09/2012 | CommunityEvents

Food, Fun and the Chance to Win an Apple iPad! When you think of the Indiana State Fair, you probably think delicious deep fried treats. But this year, calorie-conscious fairgoers are in luck: Indiana University Health will be offering healthy food tips and samples as part of IU Health Day on August 12th. It’s all part of IU Health’s effort to bring healthcare into Indiana’s neighborhoods. The Healthy Hoosier Throwdown will feature several local chefs and celebrities including…

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Countdown to the First Day of Kindergarten

04/12/2012 | CommunityEvents

3…2…1…Kindergarten Countdown! Believe it or not it’s time to start thinking about getting your child ready for the first day of kindergarten. Don’t worry. We’re here to help you register and prepare your child for this exciting day with a series of events. Kindergarten Countdown (KCD) is IU Health’s Signature Volunteer project focusing on education. “We believe a successful education system is vital to the future of IU Health and the communities…

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To Be a Kid Again ...

05/23/2011 | CommunityEvents

On Friday, May 20, I took part in my first Day of Community Service as an IU Health employee. And let me tell you, it made me feel like a kid again. I was back on the playground laughing and just having a good time with my fellow peers. The task before us was a playground build at IPS #96. As part of the “star” group it was our job to work the mulch pile. Three huge mounds of mulch greeted us as we started out our day around noon at IPS #96. By the time school had gotten out for the kids,…

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