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Massage Therapy

05/21/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever been so stressed at work or school that leaving the office or classroom would sound ideal to you at that very moment? Massages are one of the most soothing, stress relieving techniques someone could use on you to relieve tension from your body. If you ever considered a useful way to relax your whole body, or wanted a way to relieve tiredness and aching muscles, massage therapy would be very ideal for you. What is massage therapy? The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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The Hoosiers Guide to Seasonal Allergies

05/18/2015 | WellnessAllergy & Asthma

In Indiana, April showers bring May flowers – and May flowers bring seasonal allergies. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, find out which regional allergens are causing your sneezing fits in Indiana. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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How can you prevent liver cirrhosis?

What Are the Causes of Liver Cirrhosis and How Can It Be Prevented?

05/12/2015 | Treatments & ServicesWellness

Liver cirrhosis occurs when chronic damage to the liver causes scar tissue to replace normal tissue, inhibiting blood flow and preventing the liver from doing it’s job removing toxins and poison from the body. Liver cirrhosis is the 12th most common cause of death in the United States, per the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. Liver disease kills 1 in every 10,000 people in Indiana. Unlike many other common causes of death, liver cirrhosis is seldom discussed and…

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Break the mold when you work out.

Non-Traditional Places to Work Out: 5 Gyms that Break the Mold in Indianapolis

05/12/2015 | WellnessExercisePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

As summer approaches, the minds of many turn to one thing: getting in shape. For Hoosiers living in Indianapolis, the options to lose a few pounds and gain a little muscle are many. Sometimes, traditional gyms can be a little daunting. Finding a gym or other place to get in shape that’s a fit for your lifestyle and personality can be a real challenge. Here are five options that will get you up and moving. IU Health Sports Performance Center In addition to high quality medical care, IU Health…

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Stretches to Alleviate Office Aches and Pains

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

At the end of a hard day at work, your body probably hurts. Something you interact with every day is the cause of immense pain. So what’s the culprit? What is the cause of your aches and your pains? Would you believe your desk chair? The Pain of Sitting You know what your lower back, your upper back, your shoulders, and every other part of your body feel like after being stuck behind a desk all day. You’ve probably realized that your chair has something to do with it for a while. Fortunately,…

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How Indiana University’s Basketball Teams Stay Fit

05/04/2015 | WellnessExercise

It’s spring and around the country, that means it’s getting warmer. Warm enough to go outside and play basketball. Here in Indy, we love basketball, especially the IU Hoosiers. We thrill at their victories, and agonize over their defeats. We aspire to the level of physical prowess that the IU Hoosiers have achieved. So, just how do IU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams stay in shape? Hoosier Exercises: Box Jumps Box jumps are good cardiovascular exercise, and an excellent…

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Why a Cleanse Might Be Bad For Your Health

04/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Right now, juice cleanses are all the rage. Cleanses claim to, help you lose weight, remove toxins from the body, and feel better overall. The idea is that you replace 1-3 meals a day with blended or cold-pressed juice for a period of weeks. After this period, your body has been cleansed and is supposedly healthier. But is it really? How healthy are juice cleanses? Let’s take a look at the health impacts of juice cleanses. “Consumers are definitely becoming more aware of environmental…

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Eat Green. Eat Local. Top Hoosier Crops.

04/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

If you live in Indiana, a healthy, local food is never very far away. Find out what delicious green foods you can find grown right here in Indianapolis. Then, stop in at your local grocer or farmer's market and look for the "Grown in Indiana" label. 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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Human Body and the Earth

Similarities between the Human Body and the Earth

04/22/2015 | Wellness

April is Earth Month, an opportunity to call attention to ways to improve the environment and the health of the planet. The earth’s environment, including air and water quality, greatly impacts human health. Also, the human body resembles the earth in its complexity and adaptability. The physiology of the earth even compares to that of the human body. What are the similarities between the human body and Earth? Watered down. Water covers about 70 percent of the earth’s surface. Also, water…

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