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When is a Mole Not a Mole? 4 Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

07/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDermatology

Most people have moles on their bodies somewhere. Generally, you probably do not give your moles a second thought. They are a feature of your skin that maybe you have always had. Sometimes however, moles can be telltale signs that something is wrong. Here are 4 warning signs that a mole may actually melanoma, a form of skin cancer. 1. An oddly shaped mole. If you have a mole that has an asymmetrical shape, or an uneven outline, it could be a melanoma. 2. Cluster moles. Moles are usually…

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July 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

07/01/2015 | 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 July 6 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 July 9 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group July 16 9:00 a.m.  IU…

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Learn How the 80/20 Rule Applies to Fourth of July Splurging

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

The Fourth of July is a time that many people around the United States of America celebrate our nation’s independence. While fireworks and the flag may be the most recognized symbols of Independence Day, food is a big part of the holiday’s traditions. Many of the foods we tend to eat on the Fourth- from hot dogs to cheeseburgers to cookies and pie- are not very healthy. However, if you plan on indulging this week, don’t feel bad. Simply follow the 80/20 rule. What is the 80/20 rule?…

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Finger-Licking-Good-For-You: Your Healthiest Barbecue Ever

06/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Summer is the best time of the year to take your cooking out of the kitchen and into your backyard. Barbecuing and grilling is fun, adds a ton of flavor to your food and believe it or not, can be very good for you if you do it the right way. Here are four finger-licking good for you foods to throw on the grill this summer. Chicken. Chicken breast is loaded with protein with a whopping 27 grams of protein per serving. For added flavor in your chicken, try marinating overnight in barbecue sauce or…

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10 Firework Safety Tips Just in Time For the 4th of July

06/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Every year on the Fourth of July, millions of Americans celebrate the independence of our nation by watching firework displays. Some Americans celebrate by lighting off fireworks of their own. If you plan on lighting off your own fireworks this year, here are 10 safety tips you have to follow: 1. Obey the law. Do not purchase illegal fireworks, transport fireworks into places where they are illegal, or bring fireworks onto an airplane. When dealing with fireworks, always use them within the boundaries…

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5 Healthy Snacks for Work

06/25/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Staying healthy at work can be a real challenge. Vending machine junk food, birthday potlucks (sometimes several birthday potlucks a month), and quick lunches from fast food restaurants can be a recipe for disaster when it comes to your health. Fortunately, if you plan ahead, you can stock up on healthy snacks for your workplace to keep you from straying too far from the healthy path. 1. Nuts. Only 4 in 10 Americans eat heart-healthy nuts each day. Nuts are a healthy snack that can satisfy your craving…

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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Membership

06/25/2015 | WellnessExercise

Joining a gym is easy. In fact, it can be too easy. Many people join gyms, go regularly for a few weeks, and then drop off, continuing to pay for membership without actually using it. The trick to being a gym member is using the gym consistently and making sure you work out properly to get the results you desire. How can you make the most out of your gym membership? 1. Make it easy. Pick a gym near your work or home. You know your routine better than anyone but studies show that people who join gyms…

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New Y90 Procedure

06/25/2015 | CancerRadiology & Imaging

A new procedure referred to as “Y90” provides liver cancer patients an alternative treatment option. This selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) transports a high dose of radiation while avoiding many side effects. What is the Y90 procedure? Yttrium-90 Microsphere Radioembolization, commonly referred to as Y90 or SIRT, involves both radiation therapy and a procedure called embolization to treat liver cancer. Radiation therapy uses a particular kind of energy, called ionizing radiation,…

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Repairing Joints was an Early Calling for IU Health Surgeon

06/25/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding what type of medicine to practice is something most people figure out in medical school. For J. Andrew Parr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health, the choice came about the time he got his driver’s license. As a junior high student, he started watching hip and knee replacement surgeries on videos his father brought home from his job as a research and development executive at a northern Indiana implant manufacturer. By Parr’s sophomore year of high school, his…

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