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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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Upcoming Art Show Spotlights Riley Artists


Some people strive to create an interesting or attractive image when they construct a piece of art. But, for 19-year-old cystic fibrosis patient, Kelsey Wilson, the process of creating prompts a feeling of salvation, enabling her to make a statement only she feels she has the power to make. Wilson, who checks into Riley Children’s Hospital each month to be monitored for her disease, has participated in the hospital’s art therapy program for the last three years. She says the art therapy…

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4 Tips For Breastfeeding When You Return to Work

10/08/2015 | Family CareCare for Newborns

If you are a new mom, returning to work, you might face challenges when it comes to breastfeeding your child. Dealing with breastfeeding at work can cause problems with co-workers and even bosses. We spoke to Kathy Thomas, BA, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, and Lactation Coordinator for Indiana University Health North Hospital for advice for new moms. Here are 4 tips to make the transition back to work easier when you are breastfeeding. 1. Build up a small stock of breast milk first. If you are leaving your…

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4 Pediatric Health Trends

10/08/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

The world of medicine and healthcare is constantly changing as new treatments and technologies are developed. This is especially true of medical trends that affect children. Here are 4 trends in medicine that affect your kids that are happening right now. 1. Changing the approach to preventing peanut allergies. In the past, exposure to peanuts was limited for young patients who were thought to be at high risk of developing peanut allergies. Now, new research (the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/8/2015

10/08/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

In this week's episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman breaks down Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's shoulder injury. Dr. Klitzman explains the differences between separated, dislocated and subluxed shoulder injuries. Listen in to hear valuable insight and what you need to know to properly prevent and treat shoulder injuries. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: Concussions Injury Report Insight: Hydration & Heat Stroke…

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Life on Her Toes: From the Stage to the O.R.


Michelle Merrell has spent most of her life on her toes—from wowing crowds as a professional ballerina to saving lives as a skilled operating room nurse.  Merrell was first introduced to ‘the love of her life’ at age three, when she began taking dance classes at the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University, which at the time was an Indianapolis-based incubator of highly skilled dancers. At 15 years old, while most teens her age were awkwardly adjusting to high school…

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Part II: Nine Things You Need to Know Before Knee Replacement

10/07/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s been 20 years or more since Rocky Schuh’s father had a knee replacement, but she hasn’t forgotten what happened afterwards. “My Dad’s leg never was right,” she says. “It froze in a bend, and he always blamed the doctor and physical therapist, and would never go back to have the second knee done.” In hindsight, Schuh suspects the real problem was her father’s unwillingness to take responsibility for strengthening his own body after surgery.…

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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Exercise

10/06/2015 | Family CareExpecting MothersPlay and Exercise

Whether you are an avid exerciser already or just want to start getting in shape before your baby arrives, working out while pregnant presents some challenges. You want to make sure not to do anything that would hurt you, or your baby. You also want to keep fit and healthy. Here are 5 things you should know about pregnancy and exercise: 1. Exercising can make your pregnancy easier. Exercise can lessen the discomfort of pregnancy by making your body stronger and better able to deal with the pressures…

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Warning Signs- 5 Signs Your Child May Be Suffering from Depression

10/06/2015 | Mental Health

If your child has a cold, or the flu, you would treat it. If they have a more serious condition like asthma or juvenile arthritis, you would take them to a doctor and come up with a plan to deal with the disease. Depression in children, while it’s not always as visibly apparent as some other diseases, also needs to be treated. It can be difficult to determine if a child is suffering from depression. The signs aren’t exactly the same in kids as they are in adults. Here are 5 signs that…

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