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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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Do You Know the Benefits of Your Local Urgent Care Facility?

09/23/2015 | Treatments & Services

When you get sick or injured, you probably turn to either your primary care doctor or the emergency room, depending on the severity of your condition. Most people go to their doctor if they have been sick for a few days and don’t seem to be getting better or if they have a nagging injury that won’t go away. Generally people go to the emergency room when they are in extreme pain and believe they need care right away. Sometimes, you need the speed and convenience of an emergency room for…

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3 Back-to-School Changes for Lifelong Health

09/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

For students heading into another year of school, now is a good time to tackle some bad habits and prevent injuries both now and later in life. Student athletes are often the first to suffer the consequences of poor posture. “If your postures and habits aren’t neutral and you go into sports that require neutrality to perform optimally, that’s when injuries happen,” says Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital who says some…

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5 Common Myths About Knee Replacement

09/02/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you suffer years of knee pain before considering joint replacement, you are bound to have some expectations for life after surgery. From getting out of pain to recovering lost abilities, achieving a better lifestyle is the main reason for having surgery in the first place. All too often, joint replacement patients go into surgery with a distorted view of what comes afterward, according to Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Here are five…

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Should I Worry If My Knees Pop?

08/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

That popping sound your knees make—is it anything to worry about? If you think you’re the only one who wonders, think again. “I get that question all the time, mostly as an aside when patients are seeing me for something else,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Not too surprisingly, the answer depends on your situation. If you’re someone whose knees or joints have always popped, but it’s…

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Sleep Schedules and Going Back to School

08/07/2015 | Treatments & ServicesPediatrics

As the school year approaches, parents struggle with getting their kids back into their non-summer sleep routines. Kids need enough sleep to perform in school and over-tiredness is linked to academic and behavioral problems. Children in elementary school need at least 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night, middle school aged children need 9 to 10 and high school students 8 to 9. It is important to begin changing a sleep routine about two weeks before school starts. Every day, start waking your child…

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Physician Profile: A Life That Revolves Around Sports

08/06/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bryan Mayol, MD, feels fortunate for the advantages he had when it came to making a career choice. He was able to attend a college prep school in Evansville, Indiana because his mother taught at the school. In early high school, students were encouraged to start thinking about careers. “I’m just one of those lucky people who knew early on what I wanted to do in life,” says Mayol, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “Science…

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Pregnancy: Five Steps To Take Before You Conceive

07/30/2015 | Treatments & ServicesMaternity

When you make the decision to have a child, it’s a good idea to take steps to increase the likelihood that you will get pregnant. There are many ways to improve your conception chances. Here are 5 steps you can take before you start trying to conceive. Communicate with your partner. During this period of time, communication and coordination with your partner are essential. Staying on the same page and supporting each other is key to successful conception. Get an ovulation kit or an App. It’s…

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When (and How) to Get a Second Opinion

07/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding whether to have an elective orthopedic surgery is never easy—even when you have the hope of pain relief or the promise of functioning better. But every surgery carries risks, and if for no other reason than that, you may wonder whether you should get a second opinion about a proposed surgery. “I frequently encourage my patients to get another opinion whenever I get a sense they aren’t convinced what I’m telling them is what’s really going on,” says J.…

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