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Hip replacement: your questions answered

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over 120,000 Americans have total hip replacement each year. Leading up to their replacements, patients have trouble sleeping and getting out of a car comfortably due to a very specific kind of pain that suggests degeneration of the hip. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers questions about joint replacement.  What’s the biggest misconception people have…

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Get The Facts About Bug Bites

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary CareSafety

Pesky mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and spread disease. Separate fact from myth with Indiana University Health primary care physicians to cut back on bug bites. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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Is Social Media Causing You Undue Anxiety?

08/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

If the first thing you do each morning is reach for your smart phone to check social media channels, you might want to rethink your routine. Research shows that social media can have a direct effect on our emotional well-being. Stuides are being done on everything from how Twitter can affect your marriage to whether or not Facebook can cause bad moods. The fact is, many people enjoy logging on to social media. Whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat or Pinterest, social media…

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Arthritis pain management is a work in progress

08/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

As the nation’s leading cause of disability, arthritis attacks one of the most basic freedoms in life—the freedom to move. The challenge doesn’t end there. Researchers are continually looking for safe, effective medications to help people manage joint pain. Identifying those solutions and understanding why they work is far more complex than you might imagine, according to Stephen B. Trippel, MD, an orthopedic physician at Indiana University Health Physicians and professor of orthopedic…

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Put a Stop to Summer Colds

08/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Even though it isn’t cold outside anymore, it’s still possible to catch a cold. Get the facts on summer cold from Indiana University Health primary care physicians. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH (844-848-4325)…

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Shoulder dislocation and the young athlete

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Youth often has its advantages, and recovering from injuries with conservative treatment is one of them. That benefit may elude at least one group of people—young athletes who sustain a dislocated shoulder in a contact sport. “In the young, athletic population of people in their teens and early 20s, a shoulder dislocation or subluxation (instability that causes the ball to slip out of the socket) puts them at a high risk for developing instability or recurring issues with their shoulder,…

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Four Resources To Help A Loved One Struggling With Substance Abuse

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Drug and alcohol abuse can have serious consequences, including addiction. Addiction means losing control over whether you are going to use the drug, or losing insight into knowing how, or when, to stop. Addiction can be physical, meaning a person's body becomes dependent on the drug, nee substance-abuse-resourceding more and more of it to get the same effect. When a person with a physical dependency stops using the drug, he or she may develop withdrawal symptoms. Addiction may also be psychological,…

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Make Your Break Count: 5 Ways to De-stress During Lunch

08/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Even if you love what you do, some degree of workplace stress is inevitable. Whether you struggle occasionally with the acute stress of an impending deadline or you have to constantly deal with frustrating clients, job-related stress goes along with any and every job. When dealing with stress at work, a lunch break can sometimes seem like a mixed blessing. Lunch provides an opportunity to take a mental break between tasks, but it can be frustrating to break your work flow if you’re accomplishing…

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How lupus patients differ in joint replacement

08/16/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

There's good news for lupus patients who suffer from painful inflammatory arthritis. You’re probably no more likely than anyone else to have osteoarthritis—the kind of bony overgrowth that destroys joints and leads to joint replacement. It’s true that there are complications and consequences from lupus that can lead to joint replacement, but that’s not the norm, according to David Batt, MD, a rheumatologist at Indiana University Health Physicians. “In my practice,…

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Transform Job Stress Into Productive Energy

08/12/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Stress in life is inevitable. The effects of stress on the body can include headaches, sleeping problems, upset stomach, high blood pressure, lower resistance to disease and depression, among other problems. Long-term chronic stress can even increase your risk for heart disease and weaken your immune system. Stress can be caused by many factors, but one of the most common causes is work related. Whether you’re in a fast-paced job or stuck in a monotonous one, job related stress can make…

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