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March 2015 Baritric Support Groups

02/27/2015

IU Health Bariatrics offers free monthly support groups, in addition to the many support groups that are run by patients in other areas of Central Indiana. IU Health Bariatrics understands how important support is in accomplishing your health and weight loss goals. Everyone, from any program, including friends and family, is always welcome! Some may feel that they need extra support to stay on track. So if you have not attended a support group meeting in a long time (or ever!) - feel free to attend…

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Heart Valve Replacements and Repairs

02/27/2015 | Cardiovascular

What is the function of our heart valves? Our heart valves are what transfers our blood from chamber to chamber in the heart along with delivering blood to the larger arteries. The valves open and close in order to allow blood out but not to allow blood in. Over time the valves sometimes need repaired, or if severe enough, replaced. What is heart valve repair and replacement surgery? Heart valve repair is to repair dysfunctional valves. Heart valve replacement includes taking out the old valve and…

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Coats & child car seats do not mix

02/26/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionFamily CareCare for NewbornsExpecting Mothers

When the wind chill is so cold that it stings your skin during that short walk to your car, it’s easy to want to bundle up your young children and leave them in their warm coat for the drive. But this time of year, experts warn parents that large winter coats and infant car seats do not mix. “When you bulk up your kids with these heavy coats, it makes it difficult for them to be properly and securely strapped into five-point harness car seats,” explains Rosy Hyre, a program support…

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Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015

02/26/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Another year, another knee injury for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. With torn meniscus in his right knee, will he be able to come back as the same player? Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was diagnosed with blood clots, what does this mean for his future? Listen to IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer, Brandon Spack analyze these injuries and more on Injury Report Insight. Dr. Klitzman provides an in-depth look at injuries that affect athletes…

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Help Your Teen Cope with Athletic Letdowns

Help Your Teen Cope with Athletic Letdowns

02/26/2015 | Everyday Wellness

It’s the end of the sports season and your teen is fired up with school spirit. It comes to the final game, and emotions run high. Then you watch your child’s face as her team takes the loss. Letdowns can hurt, and seeing your child’s disappointment may hurt even more. However, life’s setbacks teach invaluable lessons and contribute to our development. Help your teenager cope with sports loss with these tactics: Allow the emotional response. Teens can brush themselves off…

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Welcome to Caitlin Church, New Craniofacial Program Coordinator

02/24/2015 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

Visitors to the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are being greeted by a new (and perhaps familiar!) face. Caitlin Mannan Church was recently hired as the new Cleft and Craniofacial Program Coordinator, a position currently held by Trish Severns who will fully retire at the end of the year. The two coordinators will be working together throughout 2015 as Caitlin is trained in her duties, which includes managing the weekly Craniofacial Clinic, maintaining patient…

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Nurses Face Racism

Nurses Face Persistent Problem: Racism

02/23/2015 | Community

Racism is as real today as it was when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. It may look slightly different today than in decades past, but it still cuts like a knife in the hearts and minds of countless individuals who confront prejudice and discrimination in their daily life. Nicole Johnson, a nurse and shift coordinator at IU Health Methodist Hospital, has been asked if she’s “half a nurse” when introducing herself,…

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Evolution of USDA Food Guides to Today’s MyPlate

Evolution of USDA Food Guides to Today’s MyPlate

02/23/2015 | Healthy Eating

Dietary recommendations are nothing new. The USDA has been dishing them out to Americans since 1894. However, the elements of the recommendations continue to evolve: plate sizes, portion sizes and the food itself. For new parents who likely grew up with the Food Pyramid, today’s MyPlate depiction of nutrition may appear unfamiliar. As food researchers unveil new facts about food, the USDA continually revises food guides to encourage healthy diets. A History of USDA Food Guides In 1894, the…

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5 tips for safer snow shoveling

02/21/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Bending, lifting and twisting—they’re the three most common ways to cause trauma to the back. And what activity better fits that description than shoveling snow? Even if you’re in great shape, snow shoveling is one of the easiest ways to hurt your back. Unfortunately, when the snow flies, someone has to make driveways, sidewalks and stairs passable. If you’re the “someone” in your family who handles snow removal, you can take steps to protect your back while you’re…

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Everyday drugs that increase Alzheimer’s risk

02/19/2015 | Treatments & ServicesNeuroscience

We often warn people about the side effects of medications on your liver, heart and kidney. But we don’t mention anything about your brain, which is arguably the most precious organ in the body.  Many people are not aware of the potential side effects on the brain from certain common medications, which are prescribed to at least half of patients. New Findings  A recent study found out that if you were taking certain types of prescription or over-the-counter medications,…

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