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Massage Therapy

05/21/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever been so stressed at work or school that leaving the office or classroom would sound ideal to you at that very moment? Massages are one of the most soothing, stress relieving techniques someone could use on you to relieve tension from your body. If you ever considered a useful way to relax your whole body, or wanted a way to relieve tiredness and aching muscles, massage therapy would be very ideal for you. What is massage therapy? The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different…

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Seven surprising risks for osteoporosis and what to do about them

05/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

You might imagine that broken bones are the natural consequence of any hard fall. Not true, according to Hannah Mies, NP, a nurse practitioner at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “If a fall from a standing or sitting position causes a broken bone in an adult, it suggests that something isn’t normal,” Mies says. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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Volunteer Opportunities in Indianapolis

05/18/2015 | CommunityVolunteer

Did you know that volunteering is a win-win? According to the Corporation for National Community Service, people who volunteer have better rates of overall mental health than the population at large. Volunteers also live longer and have greater overall physical health than those who do not. Want to volunteer in Indianapolis but don’t know where to start? Read about three ways to get started right away. Help Indy Online Help Indy Online is a website that connects interested volunteers in Indy…

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The Hoosiers Guide to Seasonal Allergies

05/18/2015 | WellnessAllergy & Asthma

In Indiana, April showers bring May flowers – and May flowers bring seasonal allergies. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, find out which regional allergens are causing your sneezing fits in Indiana. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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How can you prevent liver cirrhosis?

What Are the Causes of Liver Cirrhosis and How Can It Be Prevented?

05/12/2015 | Treatments & ServicesWellness

Liver cirrhosis occurs when chronic damage to the liver causes scar tissue to replace normal tissue, inhibiting blood flow and preventing the liver from doing it’s job removing toxins and poison from the body. Liver cirrhosis is the 12th most common cause of death in the United States, per the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. Liver disease kills 1 in every 10,000 people in Indiana. Unlike many other common causes of death, liver cirrhosis is seldom discussed and…

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Break the mold when you work out.

Non-Traditional Places to Work Out: 5 Gyms that Break the Mold in Indianapolis

05/12/2015 | WellnessExercisePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

As summer approaches, the minds of many turn to one thing: getting in shape. For Hoosiers living in Indianapolis, the options to lose a few pounds and gain a little muscle are many. Sometimes, traditional gyms can be a little daunting. Finding a gym or other place to get in shape that’s a fit for your lifestyle and personality can be a real challenge. Here are five options that will get you up and moving. IU Health Sports Performance Center In addition to high quality medical care, IU Health…

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Women’s psychological health: the age when we refine and redefine

05/07/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

The years after age 50 are often looked upon with a degree of trepidation. On the one hand, you may feel that you’ve “arrived;” on the other, you may be wondering, “what’s next?” Life’s changes can leave us with opportunities as well as mixed feelings. Loss and change. Let’s face it — life is not static, and we begin to experience change or loss at a more profound level and even greater frequency in our older years. Significant life adjustments…

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It’s never too late to change a bad habit

05/07/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

If you’re over the age of 45, you should be aware that health issues can start cropping up at a much faster rate than when you were younger. Even the smallest bad habits can have a profound impact on your wellbeing. We all know to avoid smoking, a high fat diet, and sedentary lifestyle. But there are other habits you may not have thought of that you should consider changing now, especially if you are over the age of 45. Not getting enough sleep. Studies show that insomnia is a common problem…

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