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Five Healthy Replacements for Cigarettes

11/24/2014 | WellnessSafety

If you smoke, you’re probably well aware of the dangers. From anti-smoking television commercials to the Surgeon General’s Warning on cigarette packaging, you’ve heard how smoking negatively affects your body. Who needs another article telling you how horrible your habit is? Instead, how about one that helps you kick it? Smoking can be a difficult habit to overcome, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Replacement therapy is a great way to trick yourself into changing an unhealthy…

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3 Ways to Ease the Financial Cost of Caregiving

11/24/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Nearly half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 annually on care for their loved ones, according to a recent survey. Expenses from medications, medical bills, groceries and more, can add up quickly, putting a strain on a caregiver’s mind and budget. There are programs and options to help caregivers get the help they need with providing care and covering the cost. Try these resources to reduce the cost of caregiving. • Explore government programs. Some government programs, including…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 12

11/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Do you want to learn more about common sports injuries? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts - fractured fibula (discussion starts at :52) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts -…

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Lung Cancer Screenings

11/20/2014 | WellnessCancer

Why is it important to increase awareness for lung cancer? November is lung cancer awareness month, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It is responsible for more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.  In 2013, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital treated nearly 160 cases of lung cancer.  The majority of these cases were advanced stage disease. Why lung cancer screening? The National Cancer Institute found the number of deaths…

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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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What you should know before ACL reconstruction

11/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you have an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and it’s severe enough to need reconstructive surgery, your surgeon will do the procedure, but your body plays a big role in making the new ACL. “We don’t repair ACLs,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We reconstruct them and the body does the work of making it yours.” That’s true because an ACL injury typically…

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Top 5 Employee Assistance Plan Questions Answered

11/19/2014 | Community

If you’re suffering from stress, including family medical problems, domestic abuse, depression, substance abuse and other challenges, it may be hard to focus while you’re at work. That’s where your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help. An EAP provides resources to help you deal with personal problems that may affect your ability to do your best work. Still not sure if an EAP is the right resource for you? Here are the top five EAP questions answered: What is…

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Four Preventative Measures to Help Prevent a Cold This Season

11/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, headache, the chills –it’s that time again. Cold season. What we call a “cold” is typically classified by these symptoms that can be caused by one of 200 viruses, most often rhinovirus causing about 10 to 40 percent of cold occurrences. Colds are contagious and can be spread from person to person. Even when you think you’re doing your best to avoid individuals with colds, touching surfaces containing cold germs and then touching your eyes,…

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How to Tend to Your Loved One’s Mental Health

11/14/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Mental health disorders affect millions of U.S. adults each year. Some disorders are mild. Others are more disabling and require intensive management and care. If your loved one has a mental health disorder, it can require just as much of your attention and energy as a physical health problem. Here’s how you can make a difference in your loved one’s treatment and recovery: Get the facts. Learning about your loved one’s specific mental health problem, including the symptoms and treatment…

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Three Ways to Take Advantage of Your Employee Assistance Program

11/14/2014 | Community

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) play an important role in offering companies ways to address and meet their employees’ mental and emotional needs through counseling and other services. EAPs are normally short-term programs, meaning that employees with ongoing issues may be referred to external counselors, doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists. Still, they function as programs meant to prevent workplace violence, harassment and other difficult situations. While not all organizations have…

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