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The Exercise Zealots: 3 Kinds of People Who Overdo It

11/24/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineGarden on the Go

More is better. It’s an attitude that’s part of the American psyche, but when it comes to exercise and fitness, this mantra can get us in trouble. As a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance, Scott Charland says there are three kinds of people who are susceptible to overtraining. Are you one of them? The Reformer These are the people who overeat at Thanksgiving and feel like they need to do double duty at the gym the next day. Other reformers are those who make…

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Even Moderate Drinking Sabotages Athletic Performance

11/17/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Elite athletes and even people who compete in sports casually have many reasons to rethink holiday celebrations where alcohol is concerned, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance. An isolated beer or glass or wine may be fine, but getting drunk has no place in the life of a serious athlete. “Alcohol stays in your system, and it’s going to affect reaction time and mental acuity for several days after consumption,” Charland says.…

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5 Facts About Lung Cancer in America

11/10/2015 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

According to the Center for Disease Control, more people die in the United States each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. To help stop the spread of this deadly disease, here are 5 facts you need to know about lung cancer. Per the American Cancer Society, use of tobacco accounts for 87% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70% of lung cancer deaths in women. If you smoke, you are at a much greater risk of developing lung cancer. In Indiana, 25.6% of adults smoke, according to the Center…

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IU Health Urgent Care addresses the “in-between” need.

11/09/2015 | Treatments & Services

Occasionally, we all have medical conditions outside of physician office hours that require prompt attention, yet certainly don’t warrant a trip to the emergency room. This is a job for urgent care. Urgent care facilities are springing up all over, and with good reason. They tackle some of the biggest challenges patients perceive with getting treatment, including limited hours, long wait times, and cost. IU Health Urgent Care is designed with patient convenience and comfort in mind, offering…

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When Rest Isn’t the Answer for an Injury

11/03/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Athletes sometimes share a mistaken view about the cure for their overuse injuries: they assume that complete rest is the answer. “A lot of times, the path to a full recovery is not rest, but additional exercise to counterbalance the part of the body that’s been overused,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Klitzman says taking a break from your sport without any other treatment usually doesn’t…

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What’s New in Breast Health: Breast Cancer Advancements

10/30/2015 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

More and more women (and men) are overcoming breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the percentage of people affected by breast cancer who survive five years after diagnosis has climbed to 89.4%. What’s behind the improved survival rates? Breast cancer research and treatment have seen dramatic advances in recent years. Here are a few of the trends in breast health. Minimally invasive treatment. A cancer diagnosis does not necessarily mean you will face invasive surgery anymore.…

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The Surprising News About Your Arthritic Hands

10/26/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Waiting too long to have a knee or hip replaced sometimes has negative health consequences, including a decline in cardiovascular health. But playing the waiting game may not be such a bad idea when it comes to the fingers and the joints of the hands. It’s true that many patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis benefit from joint replacement or fusion in the joints of the hand—both of which offer relief from pain. Despite the prevalence of arthritis in the hands, these…

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Men’s Health- Why It’s Essential for Men to See the Doctor Once a Year

10/26/2015 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

According to a survey by CNN and Men’s Health magazine, roughly 1/3rd of men, or 33 percent do not get an annual physical. Men put off going to the doctor for a whole host of reasons. Some men think since they are healthy, they don’t need to see the doctor. Some think they simply don’t have time. Often they may be afraid that if they go to the doctor, they may learn something about their health that they do not want to know. Regardless of the reason, it is important for men to realize…

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6 Facts On Ovarian Cancer

10/19/2015 | Treatments & ServicesCancer

  According to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, ovarian cancer is the 11th most common cancer amongst women and the 5th leading cause of cancer-related death for women. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015, 21,290 new cases will be reported, and 14,180 women will die from the disease. To increase awareness, here 6 facts that you should know: 1. The cause of ovarian cancer is unknown. While there are theories about the exact cause of ovarian cancer, including genetic errors…

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Know the Difference- When You Should Use Urgent Care and When You Should Go to the Emergency Room

10/12/2015 | Treatments & Services

If you are injured, or get sick, you need to know where to go to get the care you need. Do you go to the emergency room at a hospital, or an urgent care facility? Knowing how to answer this question is the key to making sure you get the right level of treatment for whatever ails you. When to Go to Urgent Care Urgent care is ideal for non-emergency medical conditions that still require immediate assistance. Urgent care facilities are generally open for longer hours than regular doctors’ offices,…

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