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5 Quick and Easy Breakfasts To Give Your Kids Before They Head Out the Door

05/29/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

According to the 2015 Indy Moms Survey conducted by IU Health, 84% of moms in Indianapolis believe that time constraints make it harder for their families to be healthier. This can be particularly true first thing in the morning as parents and kids rush to get to work and school respectively. Many will skip breakfast, or eat an unhealthy breakfast to save time. Here are 5 quick and easy breakfasts that busy moms can hand to their kids as they walk out the door. 1. Fruit. A piece of fruit like a banana…

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3 Potential Health Dangers of Using Gel Nail Polish During Your Manicure

05/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Do you love getting your nails manicured? You probably never thought that you were doing anything dangerous. However, new research has shown that gel nail polish manicures may not be completely safe. Here are three potential dangers from using gel nail polish during your manicure. 1. The way gel nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. The UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can slightly increase the risk of skin cancer. 2. Research shows that gel manicures require fingers and nails…

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5 Healthy Dairy Alternatives

05/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

  If you or your kids are lactose intolerant or looking to replace dairy in your diet for health reasons, the options available can be a little overwhelming. In fact, in the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, 42% of Indianapolis moms said that a lack of information makes it difficult to know just what is healthy. In response, here are five healthy alternatives to dairy, and the pros and cons of each. 1.  Almond Milk Pros: Almond milk, like the almonds that it’s made of, is very high in nutrients…

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4 Facts About Childhood Immunizations Every Parent Should Know

05/28/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

With childhood vaccinations making the news, something most doctors consider to be relatively safe and essential has been causing controversy. According to Dr. Danielle Wiese, MD of Riley Physicians at IU Health, questions about vaccinations have increased dramatically in her practice. Dr. Wiese believes that many parents fears of vaccination are unfounded. With misinformation making the rounds on social media, the internet, and conversation amongst parents, here are a few things you should know…

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6 Ways You Can Prevent Overexertion Injuries

05/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you live an active lifestyle- exercising more than 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, there’s a fairly good chance that you are at high risk for overexertion injuries. Injuries like tendonitis are very common amongst people who live active lives. Even if you live a relatively passive lifestyle, you can end up overexerting yourself and causing physical harm. In fact, overexertion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are a common type of worker’s compensation claim in the United States.…

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6 Surprising Health Benefits of Mint

05/28/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

From chewing gum to ice cream to herbal teas, the flavor of mint makes food taste delicious and refreshing. As a matter of Hoosier pride, Indiana is one of the nation’s largest producers of the tasty green leaf. In addition to its fresh flavor, did you know mint is also good for your health? Here are 6 surprising health benefits of mint. 1. Settling an upset stomach. Mint has been used for thousands of years to help people suffering from nausea or an upset stomach. Nutrients found in mint relax…

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What You Should Know About Osteoporosis

05/28/2015 | Women's HealthEvents

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle.  Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.  It affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian women are at highest risk.  However, medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. What are the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis? Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra Loss of height over time A stooped posture…

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3 Spring Smoothie Recipes that Even the Pickiest Kids Will Drink Up

05/22/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Getting your family to eat healthy can be a real challenge when you have kids who are picky eaters. To help you along, here are 3 healthy spring smoothie recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love. Berry-Berry-Berry Ginger Smoothie ½ Cup of Frozen Blueberries ½ Cup of Frozen Strawberries ½ Cup of Frozen Blackberries ½ Tsp of Fresh Ginger ½ Cup Almond Milk or Soy Milk 2-3 servings. Add ingredients to blender, and blend to your preferred consistency. Kids will…

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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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Seven surprising risks for osteoporosis and what to do about them

05/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

You might imagine that broken bones are the natural consequence of any hard fall. Not true, according to Hannah Mies, NP, a nurse practitioner at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “If a fall from a standing or sitting position causes a broken bone in an adult, it suggests that something isn’t normal,” Mies says. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break…

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