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5 Common Myths About Knee Replacement

09/02/2015 | Treatments & ServicesPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

If you suffer years of knee pain before considering joint replacement, you are bound to have some expectations for life after surgery. From getting out of pain to recovering lost abilities, achieving a better lifestyle is the main reason for having surgery in the first place. All too often, joint replacement patients go into surgery with a distorted view of what comes afterward, according to Jan George, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. Here are five…

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What to Know About Childhood Obesity

09/02/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

In the last 30 years, childhood obesity has doubled in the United States according to the CDC. In Indiana, 14.3% of 10 to 17 year olds are obese. The increase in childhood obesity has led to corresponding increases in obesity related health conditions like diabetes and juvenile arthritis. There are multiple factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Eating too much, specifically eating too many calories and carbohydrates, is a primary one. In addition, inactivity or lack of exercise is also a…

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6 Healthy Ideas for Your Labor Day Barbecue

09/02/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

If you are planning a Labor Day barbecue for your family, and also trying to eat healthy, you may be having trouble planning the menu. Barbecues are dominated by burgers, hot dogs and chips, which are generally not considered the healthiest foods in the world. Not to worry- you can have a healthy barbecue with food your guests will love. Here are 6 ideas for your healthy Labor Day barbecue. 1. Build a better burger. Try getting the leanest ground beef possible. Look for beef that is 90-95% lean…

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Colt’s Game Day- 5 Healthy Game Day Dishes

09/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Autumn is right around the corner. This means it’s time to break out your sweater, grab a pumpkin flavored beverage and get ready for some football. As the Colts get ready to take on the rest of the NFL on the road to the Super Bowl, you can get ready to sit down in front of the TV, and feast on these 5 healthy game day dishes. Wings. Yes, wings. Baked (instead of fried) chicken wings can be a healthy dish on game day. Try to use a sauce that’s low in sugar like teriyaki or buffalo sauce.…

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Kim Nguyen, Guest Relations Associate at the Neuroscience Center, survived two brain tumors and brain cancer.

Kimformation: When a Job is a Personal Mission

09/02/2015

You’ll notice Kim Nguyen from several yards away, warmly greeting every guest who walks past her information desk at IU Health Neuroscience Center. She remembers small details about their lives and personally guides each one to his or her appointment.  “Patients call me ‘Kimformation,’” she smiles.  Many team members at IU Health feel their work serves a greater mission. Guest Relations Associate Kim Nguyen believes she was meant to greet patients at the IU…

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One Week’s Worth of Healthy Lunches

09/02/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Sometimes the secret to successful healthy eating is planning. Planning your meals ahead makes healthy eating easier. You can even make your lunches ahead of time for the work-week to make sure you are extra prepared. You want meals that are healthy, delicious and different enough day-to-day that you won’t get bored.  To help you out, here is a week’s worth of healthy lunches to take you from Monday to Friday. Each of these lunches has fewer than 600 calories, and plenty of protein…

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IU Health President and CEO Daniel F. Evans, Jr. (left) announces plans to retire; Dennis M. Murphy (right) promoted to President

IU Health President and CEO Evans announces plans to retire; Murphy promoted to President

09/01/2015

Tuesday, Indiana University Health President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel F. Evans, Jr. announced his plan for retirement. Evans will relinquish his role as president but will continue to serve as the statewide health system’s CEO until May 1, 2016. As part of the succession plan, current IU Health Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis M. Murphy will be promoted to president of the organization, effective immediately, and become CEO as well on May 1, 2016. Murphy…

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5 Moms Share How They Stay Active Even with Busy Schedules

08/27/2015 | Family Care

This year, Indiana University Health conducted the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. We asked 280 Indianapolis area moms about their health and the health of their families. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide the best health advice to improve your family’s daily lives. Many moms said that time is one of their biggest challenges in living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, 84% of moms surveyed said that time constraints make it harder for their family to be healthier.…

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Screen Time: 5 Steps to Set a Good Example for Your Kids

08/27/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Many parents worry that their children spend too much time in front of screens- computer screens, TV screens, smartphone screens, etc. Meanwhile, these same parents reach for their smartphone as soon as they wake up, spend all day in front of a computer at work, and watch an hour of TV before going to bed. In families, good screen habits begin at the top. If you want your kids to learn to limit screen time, you need to learn to limit your own. Here are 5 steps you can take to limit screen time and…

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How to Help a Teen With Juvenile Arthritis

08/27/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Arthritis is not just a disease that affects senior citizens. Thousands of children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis that causes pain in their joints. Children with juvenile arthritis may have pain or swelling in their joints. This can make it harder for kids to run, jump, play, and generally be kids. If you have a teen with juvenile arthritis, here are some things you can do to help. Talk to their doctor. The most important thing you can do to help a child with juvenile arthritis…

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