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Local Breakfast: Have a Healthy Breakfast with Ingredients from Indiana

04/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Indiana is one of America’s largest providers of livestock, grains and produce. As Hoosiers, we should all start the day with the fresh bounty from our state’s farms. According to the Indiana Department of Agriculture, over 37 thousand acres of vegetables were harvested last year. There are plenty of varieties to choose from and add to your breakfast plate. Tomatoes. More and more tomato farms are popping up in Indiana, which is all the more reason for you to make it part of your morning…

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How Tax Day Stress Can Affect Your Health

04/08/2015 | Wellness

Filing your taxes each year can be stressful. Dealing with paperwork and large sums of money can cause your stress levels to spike to unhealthy levels, even with the promise of getting money back in the form of a refund. It’s important as April 15 approaches to be aware of your stress levels, and look out for the telltale signs that your stress has begun to affect your health. Understanding Stress When you’re feeling stressed out, your body is reacting to its fight-or-flight response.…

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5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

04/06/2015 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Are you tossing and turning because of an approaching deadline, too much caffeine or even because of something you ate? At one time or another, we’ve all had trouble sleeping, which leaves you frustrated and drained of energy. It may seem difficult at first, but getting a better night’s sleep is something you have to commit to. We have tips to help you form healthy bedtime habits and get the rest you need- none of which involve counting sheep. “Good sleep is essential to an individual's overall…

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Eggs: They Aren’t Just for Easter

04/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

You may know that eggs are a great source of protein but did you know that eggs have many other health benefits? In this infographic, we discuss some of the many health benefits of eggs. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 844.8.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

Talking to the Experts: A Healthy Balance

04/02/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy Eating

The expert medical professionals of Indiana University Health bring passion and skill to every specialty and treatment offered. They also bring compassion and understanding because, after all, they’re human, too. Ever find yourself chasing the ever-allusive balance when it comes to healthy choices for food and exercise? You are not alone. Here, three Indiana University Health professionals weigh in on the balancing act.Anna King, RD - Clinical Dietitian at Indiana University Health Perfection…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

The Effects of Caffeine and Withdrawal

03/18/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever ridden the teeter-totter of caffeine, trying to balance just the right amount to get the boost you need without the jittery effects? You are not alone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that 80% of adults in the U.S. consume caffeine every day, with an average intake of 200 mg per day.  March marks Caffeine Awareness Month, and we look at how caffeine affects the body–both from consumption and withdrawal. Coffee and tea lovers grab this central nervous…

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Ideal Female Body Image

How Has the ‘Ideal’ Female Body Changed through the Years?

03/11/2015 | Wellness

The plump women admired in paintings throughout most of history fall far short of today’s idolized—and much smaller—female frame. The images consumed in mainstream media have guided and continue to mold the idealized body type. “The media present countless images via ads with impossibly thin models as well as an overwhelming number of ads for weight loss programs, fad diets, medications and quick-fix miracles for weight loss,” says Anna King, a registered dietician at…

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What to expect when you call for an ambulance

03/10/2015 | WellnessSafetyPlastic Surgery

It’s something we see every day on television and in the movies, yet we don’t want to think about it really happening to us — needing an ambulance. While we hope you never have to face a medical emergency, being even a little prepared can go a long way in helping the outcome. What you can do now. Know where your cell phone is at all times and keep it charged. Have multiple chargers throughout your house so you always have a full battery. Keep a current and complete list of…

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