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Volunteer Opportunities in Indianapolis

05/18/2015 | CommunityVolunteer

Did you know that volunteering is a win-win? According to the Corporation for National Community Service, people who volunteer have better rates of overall mental health than the population at large. Volunteers also live longer and have greater overall physical health than those who do not. Want to volunteer in Indianapolis but don’t know where to start? Read about three ways to get started right away. Help Indy Online Help Indy Online is a website that connects interested volunteers in Indy…

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Safe and Healthy Eating All Summer Long

05/20/2013 | Healthy EatingVolunteer

Memorial Day is upon us and with it the beginning of a summer full of delicious outdoor eating. Whether you plan to picnic or fix dinner on the grill, it’s wise to keep in mind a few health and safety tips. Britney Merchant, MA, RD, Clinical Dietitian/Diabetes Educator at Indiana University Health Diabetes Center offers her ideal Memorial Day menu, along with tips to keep any summer gathering healthy and fun: Britney’s Ideal Memorial Day Menu Beverages Fruit flavored water (soak fruit…

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Breast Cancer Prevention

04/19/2013 | CancerVolunteer

Assess Your Risk Fear is a common feeling for women with a family history of breast cancer. At IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, counselors and physicians are on hand to listen to your concerns, help you learn about more about breast cancer prevention and alleviate your fear. You may already know that several risk factors may increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer, including: • A family history of breast cancer • Previously having breast cancer yourself •…

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Collaborating toward better research and trauma care

02/28/2013 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineVolunteer

For people who experience severe physical trauma, there is no such thing as a doctor who can restore them back to health. It takes an entire army of experts. And preventing complications that lead to organ failure or death often depends on how well that team can apply their combined expertise after an accident. That’s why the Level I Trauma Center at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is expanding its research program with added emphasis on multidisciplinary research. The goal is…

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