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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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YOU are an Important Part of Research

11/05/2014 | InnovationsResearch

The latest medical treatment simply wouldn’t be possible without research. As an academic health center, IU Health partners with Indiana University School of Medicine to conduct research that raises the quality of care with more sophisticated treatment options. But we can’t do it without your help. Research, including clinical trials, is important because it may help: Find new ideas or approaches for treatment. Identify safe and effective treatments. Gain FDA approval for use of new drugs…

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LSVT Treatment Options for Parkinson’s

05/15/2014 | InnovationsNeurosciencePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

What is LSVT? LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) was named after Mrs. Lee Silverman and was developed in 1987.  The treatment has been scientifically studied for 20 years with funded support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.  LSVT is an innovative way to improve the communication and movement in Parkinson’s disease patients.  This treatment can be applied to other neurological conditions. …

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Through the Looking-Glass: IU Health doctors continue to find new ways to use Google Glass

04/25/2014 | InnovationsTechnologiesTreatments & Services

IU Health doctors find new ways to use Google Glass

Doctors at Indiana University Health have been exploring how wearable technology like Google Glass can help advance patient care, leading to a series of medical firsts over the past few months. In February, IU Health Methodist Hospital trauma surgeon Dr. Paul Szotek and his team made history by becoming the first in Indiana to use Google Glass in the operating room and the first in the United States to remove a tumor and reconstruct an abdominal wall while wearing the compact mini-computer. Google…

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Precious Cargo: Delivering Specialized Care for High Risk OB Patients

06/15/2012 | InnovationsLifeLine

Imagine you are expecting a child. It’s one of the most exciting times of your life, and you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. Most of the time, childbirth occurs without complication. But when the unexpected happens, patients needing advanced obstetric care have a safe way to get to us expeditiously: High Risk OB Transport service. “Lifeline HROB services is an extension of the most innovative high risk obstetrical services that our Maternal-Fetal Medicine program provides…

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Jeff Overcame a Rare Brain Tumor with Surgery and Proton Therapy

05/11/2012 | InnovationsTechnologiesTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

When 56-year-old Jeff Graf thought he was having a stroke, he knew he needed to get help right away. And although doctors quickly ruled out stroke, test results revealed an equally menacing diagnosis: a rare tumor growing deep inside his brain. Facing an uphill battle, Jeff turned to the experts at Indiana University Health for answers. Here, the electrician from Greentown, Indiana, found a team of specialists, advanced treatment options and a level of care that few hospitals across the country could…

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Brain Neuromonitoring: Recording the Electrical Activity In Your Brain

03/13/2012 | InnovationsTechnologiesLatest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Imagine if your loved one was having uncontrolled seizures, but you didn’t know it. There were no symptoms or warning signs, yet potential brain damage was occurring with each of these “silent” seizures. For most of us, this would be devastating. But what if your loved one could be at a place where someone was watching their brainwaves all the time, making sure they received immediate treatment when these silent seizures occurred? IU Health Neuroscience is the only program in the…

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It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s IU Health LifeLine

02/24/2012 | InnovationsLifeLine

Life is always exciting for the LifeLine medical team at Indiana University Health. LifeLine service transports critically ill patients quickly and safely to where they need to be so they can receive the most advanced care. Our team of expert physicians, nurses and emergency care professionals must be ready to go on a moment’s notice and prepared to deal with all levels of patient care. As the only hospital-based transport system affiliated with two Level I trauma hospitals, LifeLine service…

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Indiana University Health Medication Tracker

07/06/2011 | InnovationsTechnologiesTreatments & Services

We want to give you the best and safest experience possible when you are in our medical care. That’s why we created the IU Medication Tracker. It is our responsibility as your healthcare provider to ensure we are aware of all the medications you are taking, both prescribed and over-the-counter drugs. The more information you can give us, the better able we are to help you. The IU Medication Tracker helps you and your doctor and nurses effectively monitor your medical health. Filling out a medication…

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IU Health LifeLine Helicopter to do special flyover before this year’s Indianapolis 500

05/26/2011 | InnovationsLifeLine

During the month of May, Indianapolis explodes with activity surrounding the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Behind the scenes there is much that is done to prepare for the race and for any potential hazards that come from being a fan or as a driver while racing around a track at over 220 miles per hour. As the official medical provider for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indiana University Health provides specially trained physicians and medical staff to treat fans and drivers a like whether it is…

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