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Breast Cancer Survivor, 22, Shares Inspiring Story After Getting The Diagnosis She Never Expected


The Indianapolis Colts kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sixth consecutive “Pinking of the Canal” event on Friday, October 2. Sarah Stockton, a patient of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, was the honorary breast cancer survivor at the event. At just 22 years old, she shared her unique and inspiring story. Sarah was in her senior year at Ball State University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had undergone screening for a lump in her breast, but never…

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#FriendshipFriday: The Importance of Friendship in Combatting Bullying

10/01/2015 | TreatmentsMental Health

October is Bullying Prevention Month. When your child is bullied at school, it’s easy to feel powerless. Preventing bullying, and dealing with it and the aftermath can seem impossibly daunting. There are tools available to help you help your children. One of the most powerful tools to help kids fight bullying is friendship. When a child is bullied, they often feel isolated and alone. Building strong friendships can help combat these feelings, giving a child powerful allies to stand against…

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What Are the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding for Moms and Babies?

10/01/2015 | Family CareCare for Newborns

In the United States, 77 percent of new moms breastfeed their babies. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) wants to increase this number to 81.9% by 2020. Why? Research has shown that breastfeeding improves the health of both the baby and the mom in a number of ways. We spoke to Kathy Thomas, BA, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, and Lactation Coordinator for Indiana University Health North Hospital about the health benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies.  Health Benefits For Moms: -Lowers blood pressure…

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How Increasing Your Water Intake for 30 Days Can Change Your Health

10/01/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Water is an essential part of your body. According to the United States Geological Survey, water makes up the majority of your body. This is why drinking plenty of it has such a positive impact on your overall health. In order to improve your health, set yourself a challenge - drink 1 to 2 more glasses of water per day for a month. If you complete this challenge, here are some positive health changes you might see: Better joint function. According to the Center for Disease Control, water helps your…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/1/2015

10/01/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football fans, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries that affect your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks…

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Back Home Again: Annual Tri-State Craniofacial Conference Returns to Riley Hospital

09/30/2015 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

2015 Tri-State Craniofacial Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert J. Havlik

Each year, participants from craniofacial teams in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio come together to share techniques in the evaluation and treatment of cleft and craniofacial patients. On October 2, the Cleft & Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health will host the 27th Annual Tri-State Craniofacial Conference in the Ruth Lilly Learning Center in the Riley Outpatient Center. The conference rotates host sites throughout the tri-state region on a yearly basis. Riley…

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October 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

09/29/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information October 5 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North Bariatric, Room K130 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group ~ Cooking Demo October 8 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group October 15…

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One Surprising Cause of Sleep Loss: Overcome This Obstacle Today


Feeling more tired now that Fall is here? You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. This condition, also known as SAD, can spur subtle changes in an individual’s sleep schedule, triggering a feeling of lingering fatigue. How? SAD is thought to be influenced by the changing patterns of light and darkness. During longer periods without natural sunlight, circadian rhythms (otherwise known as our internal clock) can be thrown out of sync in some individuals, causing sleep disturbances…

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Part I: A Grandmother’s Journey Through Knee Replacement

09/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Not long ago, 68-year-old Rocky (Rosslyn) Schuh had a moment of shock after she found herself running to hit a badminton birdie in a fitness class. “Wait a minute,” she said to herself. “I don’t run.” It’s true that running hadn’t been on her list of activities for decades, due to chronic knee pain and stiffness. Her first symptoms began in her late 20s when she was in an exercise class doing deep knee bends. From then on, Schuh’s knees steadily declined,…

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These 12 Medical Conditions Are Best Treated at an Urgent Care Facility

09/29/2015 | Treatments & Services

When injury or sickness strike, it can be tough to determine if you should seek emergency treatment, or head to an urgent care facility. To help you decide where to go when you get sick or hurt, here are 12 medical conditions that are best treated by urgent care. Allergies- including sinus problems Asthma Colds or flus- including flu shots Coughs Cuts, scrapes and other lacerations Ear or eye infection Headache Rash or other skin conditions Sprains or strains Sore throat Urinary problems Vomiting…

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