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Nine things that put seniors at risk for a fall

10/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

One of the most noticeable effects of aging is a decline in the body’s natural ability to stand upright and balanced. There are as many reasons for poor balance as there are medical conditions, from heart arrhythmia and vestibular problems (parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance), to low blood pressure and dehydration. Reactions to drugs can also cause dizziness that affects balance. All these factors explain why falls are the leading cause of death in people over 75. “By…

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John’s Breast Cancer Journey

10/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

John & Cathy Danyluk

When John Danyluk noticed a lump on the left side of his chest while showering, he didn’t think much of it. Like many people, he wrote it off as a harmless mole or cyst, which usually turned out to be benign. He ignored the lump for two years. After encouragement from his wife Cathy, he asked his physician about it. The doctor immediately ordered a mammography and biopsy, which determined that John had invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer. And in the two years he…

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What “comprehensive” certification could mean to you

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Recently, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. “Big deal,” you say? It sure is, and here’s why. Comprehensive Stroke Center is the highest designation awarded by the leading accreditation organizations in stroke. From the Joint Commission website: “The goal of establishing this new level of certification is to recognize…

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Coaching reminders for cold-weather runners

10/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It won’t be long until cold weather makes outdoor training a different proposition for running enthusiasts. To help runners prepare for the seasonal transition, we asked Mike Morrison, a sports performance coach at IU Health Sports Performance, to share reminders for training in winter conditions.  Avoid running on ice. “It sounds like common sense, but I see a fair number of people who have to sit out a season because they’ve hurt themselves by falling on ice,” Morrison…

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A Lifetime of Checkups

10/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

You know that an annual check-up with your primary care physician is important. However, you may not know that as you age, your primary care needs change. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit

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6 tips for recovering from hip preservation surgery

10/08/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Six weeks after a 2013 surgery to correct a rare structural abnormality in her right hip, Heather Cox was ready to do a happy dance. For the first time in three years, the 38-year-old nurse was living without pain. She was back at work in a job where she spends all day on her feet following the periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), a procedure that corrects hip dysplasia by repositioning the hip socket to its optimal position.  Thrilled by the results of the surgery, performed by Todd McKinley, MD, an…

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3 ways to reduce cheerleading Injuries

10/01/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Long before he started practicing medicine at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Arnold Henry, MD, was familiar with the risks of playing sports. As a multi-sport athlete who participated in college football and semi-professional track and field, Henry witnessed his share of athletic injuries, including those in a sport only recently recognized for its athleticism: cheerleading. The most common cheerleading injuries are strains and sprains to the ankles, closely followed…

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Sprains and strains: how to tell the difference

09/27/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Now that summer is officially over, students who play fall sports such as football and soccer are back on the field. For athletes who didn’t condition themselves adequately over the summer, the switch to a robust training schedule may prime them for strains and sprains, according to Arnold Henry, MD, a physician who specializes in sports medicine at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.  Once injured, pain may tell you something is wrong, but you may not know what…

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Nine Ways to Love Your Lungs

09/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPulmonology & Respiratory Care

It’s true that the majority of people with lung cancer have it as a result of years of smoking. But it’s not just a disease of smokers. It’s been proven that non-smokers suffering from lung cancer generally have it due to second-hand smoke, although their tumors are genetically different than those who have smoked. Regardless of the cause, lung cancer can be devastating. Your lungs are like a carburetor for your body, taking in carbon dioxide and exchanging it for the oxygen that…

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13 ways to cope with arthritis

09/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Staying active and managing pain can make a big difference in overall health for people who have osteoarthritis, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, COMT, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “If your pain is so bad that you can only walk for five to ten minutes at a time, your cardiovascular health is going to decline,” says Carusillo. “We once thought rest was better than exercise for arthritis, but we’ve learned that moderate exercise can…

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