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Breast Cancer Survivor, 22, Shares Inspiring Story After Getting The Diagnosis She Never Expected


The Indianapolis Colts kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sixth consecutive “Pinking of the Canal” event on Friday, October 2. Sarah Stockton, a patient of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, was the honorary breast cancer survivor at the event. At just 22 years old, she shared her unique and inspiring story. Sarah was in her senior year at Ball State University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had undergone screening for a lump in her breast, but never…

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How Increasing Your Water Intake for 30 Days Can Change Your Health

10/01/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Water is an essential part of your body. According to the United States Geological Survey, water makes up the majority of your body. This is why drinking plenty of it has such a positive impact on your overall health. In order to improve your health, set yourself a challenge - drink 1 to 2 more glasses of water per day for a month. If you complete this challenge, here are some positive health changes you might see: Better joint function. According to the Center for Disease Control, water helps your…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/1/2015

10/01/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football fans, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries that affect your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks…

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October 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

09/29/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information October 5 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North Bariatric, Room K130 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group ~ Cooking Demo October 8 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group October 15…

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One Surprising Cause of Sleep Loss: Overcome This Obstacle Today


Feeling more tired now that Fall is here? You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. This condition, also known as SAD, can spur subtle changes in an individual’s sleep schedule, triggering a feeling of lingering fatigue. How? SAD is thought to be influenced by the changing patterns of light and darkness. During longer periods without natural sunlight, circadian rhythms (otherwise known as our internal clock) can be thrown out of sync in some individuals, causing sleep disturbances…

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Part I: A Grandmother’s Journey Through Knee Replacement

09/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Not long ago, 68-year-old Rocky (Rosslyn) Schuh had a moment of shock after she found herself running to hit a badminton birdie in a fitness class. “Wait a minute,” she said to herself. “I don’t run.” It’s true that running hadn’t been on her list of activities for decades, due to chronic knee pain and stiffness. Her first symptoms began in her late 20s when she was in an exercise class doing deep knee bends. From then on, Schuh’s knees steadily declined,…

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These 12 Medical Conditions Are Best Treated at an Urgent Care Facility

09/29/2015 | Treatments & Services

When injury or sickness strike, it can be tough to determine if you should seek emergency treatment, or head to an urgent care facility. To help you decide where to go when you get sick or hurt, here are 12 medical conditions that are best treated by urgent care. Allergies- including sinus problems Asthma Colds or flus- including flu shots Coughs Cuts, scrapes and other lacerations Ear or eye infection Headache Rash or other skin conditions Sprains or strains Sore throat Urinary problems Vomiting…

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A Prescription for Art


As a seasoned obstetrician/gynecologist in the obstetrics intensive care unit, Dr. Jeffrey Rothenberg experiences some challenging work. “My work environment—being present for the arrival of a new life—is miraculous and can be the best job in the world. But it can also be difficult.” At one point, his wife Joanie—an art therapist and painter—felt Rothenberg could benefit from a dose of calming artistic expression. She immediately signed him up for an evening class…

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7 Tips For Starting a New Exercise Routine and Sticking To It

09/25/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

Exercising regularly is essential for a healthy life. Incorporating exercise into what may be an already busy schedule can be difficult. So, how do you start an exercise routine, and stick to it? Here are 7 tips to help you out: 1. Get a buddy. Whether it’s your spouse or a friend, having someone to keep you accountable can be a key step in a successful workout regimen. Find a friend to challenge you and pass the time with on a long run or during yoga. 2. Keep a journal. It’s hard to…

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Vitamin D Deficiency: 5 Facts About Vitamin D

09/25/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

If you look at a label on a bottle of milk, you may notice the words “fortified with vitamin D.” What is vitamin D exactly? Why does your body need it? Here are 5 facts about vitamin D: 1. What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is an organic compound that is necessary for bone growth.  Vitamin D, working with other nutrients and hormones in the body, regulates normal levels of calcium that are essential for the health of your bones.  It is especially important during childhood and adolescence…

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