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Recognizing the Signs of a Heart Attack

01/25/2013 | Treatments & ServicesCardiovascularGarden on the Go

We are all aware that knowing the signs of a heart attack can save lives. Information about heart attack is everywhere--on television, in magazines and at the doctor’s office. But despite all the information out there, many people fail to recognize the signs of a heart attack. In fact, there is so much information about warning signs and prevention of heart attack, it can become overwhelming and confusing. Further complicating the issue is the fact that heart attack symptoms can differ from…

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Garden on the Go® to Benefit from Whole Foods Market®

01/03/2013 | CommunityGarden on the Go

WHAT: Whole Foods Market has a history of establishing a deep commitment to each of the communities it serves. As part of that commitment, Whole Foods Market holds quarterly Community Support Days, in which five percent of a day’s sales are donated to a local nonprofit organization. Whole Foods Market stores in Indiana will honor that commitment by donating 5 percent of one day’s sales to Garden on the Go®. Garden on the Go® is Indiana University Health’s year-round mobile…

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Garden on the Go: From Produce Truck to Produce Program

09/26/2012 | CommunityGarden on the Go

Kristofer Karol, a Public Relations Specialist with Indiana University Health, takes an inside look at Garden on the Go.   I’ve been following Garden on the Go since before it started hitting Indianapolis streets in May 2011. Since then, Garden on the Go has grown from a mobile produce truck into a mobile produce program. In the beginning, it was simple: Indianapolis has lots of “food deserts,” or areas lacking access to fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables. The answer?…

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Harvesting Healthy Habits

03/07/2012 | CommunityGarden on the Go

Eating fruits and vegetables has been proven to lower the risk for obesity and other diet-related chronic illnesses, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The healthier eating habits people have now, the less likely chronic diseases will develop over time. Garden on the Go, IU Health’s year round mobile produce truck provides fresh, affordably priced fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods in need. Snapshot of a Shopper Garden on the Go shopper Della Fox used to shop for fresh…

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IU Health’s Garden on the Go™ Program

11/18/2011 | CommunityGarden on the GoBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

For those who haven't already heard about it, IU Health has a great program that brings fresh, affordable produce to the Marion County communities. From the website: Indiana University Health’s Garden on the Go™ is an effort to improve access to affordable fruits and vegetables in "food deserts" throughout Marion County. A "food desert" is defined as "an area that lacks access to affordable, healthy foods." Learn more about why fruits and vegetables are so important to your health.…

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