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Foot Screenings can play a vital role in your health.

03/26/2015 | Events

How important is it to undergo foot screenings? Having your feet properly screened can be vitally important for individuals who suffer from poor circulation in their lower limbs. Those who are at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes as well as those who are obese or those who smoke. People in these risk groups face a much higher risk of circulation problems that can lead to amputation and further health problems. By taking advantage of local resources and having your feet checked…

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Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

03/26/2015

Screening tests for colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) help to keep this cancer listed as a highly preventable one. When found through regular screening, precancerous polyps can be removed, and cancerous ones can be treated early. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but its prevention is more than possible. Doctors prescribe an essential colon cleanse in preparation for a colonoscopy, a common screening test. For an effective colonoscopy, the…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

03/23/2015 | Cancer

With regular screening, colorectal cancer is nearly entirely preventable. However, it remains the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.  Fear surrounding the bowel preparation for a colonoscopy keeps many people from obtaining the lifesaving screening. People simply avoid the test despite being at the appropriate age for screening and regardless of a family history of colon or rectal cancer. The colonoscopy screening and bowel preparation are nothing to fear. This infographic shines light…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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IU Health now offers free trauma cadaver labs for EMS professionals

IU Health now offering free cadaver labs for EMS providers

03/20/2015

As a ‘thank you’ to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who rush to the scenes of health emergencies and make accurate, lightning fast decisions when seconds matter and lives are in jeopardy, the Level I Trauma Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital recently hosted a special educational opportunity: a trauma-focused cadaver lab. [IN THE NEWS: WISH-TV 8 covers IU Health's first trauma cadaver lab for EMS] A rare (free) opportunity IU Health’s cadaver lab experience…

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4 ways to cope with pain after joint replacement

03/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

When it comes to coping with pain, some people may have a psychological advantage over others. As a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Rehabilitation Services, Patrick Morgan, DPT, works with patients in the first few days after their orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Morgan says everyone deals with pain differently, but based on his experience, there are certain demographics that seem to do better, in part because of the way they think.  Mature women…

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Inside a Level 1 Trauma Center

Inside a Level 1 Trauma Center

03/19/2015 | Innovations

A “golden hour” exists for traumatic injuries—marking the critical 60 minutes to start treatment and achieve best outcomes. A Level 1 Trauma Center stands most prepared to handle the more rare and serious injuries resulting from an external force. Traumatic injuries such as acute spinal cord or a head injury require specialized and urgent care. Compared to receiving treatment outside of a trauma center, research has found a 25 percent reduction in deaths for severely injured patients…

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Running and Its Transformative Features

03/19/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & RehabilitationEvents

Running is a simple exercise with several benefits. Behind cross-country skiing, running comes second for burning the most calories in one mile. On average, an individual burns 100 calories per mile they run. It is a cheap, high-intensity work out that requires little equipment that can be done at any time of the day. What happens to your body when you run? Running might not be enjoyable at first, and here’s why! The initial burst of energy you feel is adenosine triphosphate, or the energy…

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Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

Women’s Health Risks: Genes or Lifestyle?

03/19/2015 | ExerciseHealthy Eating

Have you ever looked down at your hands to find fingers that look just like your mother’s? Does your smile curve just like hers? Physical traits passed through family stand out and give insights into our genetic makeup. Our genes explain the less visible traits we carry as well. We lean on genetics to make sense of conditions like heart disease, diabetes, sleep irregularities, digestive trouble and obesity. However, those explanations can resemble excuses more than medical fact. While genes…

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