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Impacts of Social Media on Children

Tech Talk: Impacts of Social Media on Children

03/30/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Social media opens up vast possibilities of connection to information unlike any technology the world has seen. Along with the many innovations, social media and the Internet present dangers to their users, especially younger ones. According to a Pew Research Center Internet Project’s Teen Fact Sheet, 95% of teens aged 12 to 17 in the U.S. are online, and 81% of them use social media networking sites like Facebook. And younger kids are no strangers to tech either, with 72% of children age 8…

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Key Medical Scans and What They Do

Key Medical Scans and What They Do

03/30/2015 | InnovationsTechnologies

When it comes to medical diagnostic imaging, the classic is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. At Indiana University Health, doctors utilize state-of-the-art imaging technologies to create detailed pictures of a body’s inner workings. Minimally invasive, safe and painless, diagnostic imaging enables doctors to identify injuries, disorders and diseases with pinpoint accuracy.  What types of scans are available and when might my doctor use them? The scan(s) your doctor chooses depends…

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Foot Screenings can play a vital role in your health.

03/26/2015 | Events

How important is it to undergo foot screenings? Having your feet properly screened can be vitally important for individuals who suffer from poor circulation in their lower limbs. Those who are at increased risk include people with hypertension, diabetes as well as those who are obese or those who smoke. People in these risk groups face a much higher risk of circulation problems that can lead to amputation and further health problems. By taking advantage of local resources and having your feet checked…

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Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

Colorectal Cancer: Is Colon Therapy Effective Prevention?

03/26/2015

Screening tests for colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) help to keep this cancer listed as a highly preventable one. When found through regular screening, precancerous polyps can be removed, and cancerous ones can be treated early. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but its prevention is more than possible. Doctors prescribe an essential colon cleanse in preparation for a colonoscopy, a common screening test. For an effective colonoscopy, the…

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The Importance of Reading to Your Child

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

03/26/2015 | Ready, Set, School

Most of us adults would recognize the impact literacy has on our daily lives. But did you realize that reading to and with your child from the youngest age possible provides countless benefits to his or her health and well-being? If you find yourself strapped for time at the end of the day and feel like skipping reading, remind yourself of how beneficial reading with your children can be. A stronger parent-child relationship By devoting your attention to your child and his or her favorite book, you…

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Get the Facts: Five Facts About Spring Allergies in Kids

03/23/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionTreatmentsAllergies & Asthma

It’s not winter anymore. Cold and flu season is over. Yet your little one is sniffling, and complaining of itchy eyes and sinus pain. Could she have spring allergies? Spring allergies affect many children, but if your child has never shown allergy symptoms before, it can be hard to tell if they’re sick or allergic. Here are some telltale signs that your child is suffering from an excess of pollen in the air, and not a cold or other disease. 1. Your family has a history of allergies. If…

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Spring Break: How to Work in Exercise on Vacation

03/23/2015 | WellnessExercise

Incorporating exercise into your daily routine is often a key element to sticking to that exercise program. Disruptions to that routine often cause fitness buffs to fall completely off of the exercise wagon. One of the biggest routine disruptors out there is vacation. When you go on vacation, you are taking time away from the things you do everyday- including exercise. If you want to stay on track with your fitness program while taking a vacation, follow these steps: Bring Workout Clothes. It’s…

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Staying Patient During Your Child’s Development

Staying Patient During Your Child’s Development

03/23/2015 | Everyday Wellness

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we are so eager for major life events that we grow anxious or impatient while waiting for the moment to arrive. Parents of little ones know this to be true as they watch their children grow and thrive. Each child develops at his or her own pace, and many parents seek to find balance between anticipation and patience throughout common developmental stages. Below are some tips to encourage a child’s development while practicing patience along the way.  …

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Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

Colonoscopy Prep Now & Then [Infographic]

03/23/2015 | Cancer

With regular screening, colorectal cancer is nearly entirely preventable. However, it remains the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S.  Fear surrounding the bowel preparation for a colonoscopy keeps many people from obtaining the lifesaving screening. People simply avoid the test despite being at the appropriate age for screening and regardless of a family history of colon or rectal cancer. The colonoscopy screening and bowel preparation are nothing to fear. This infographic shines light…

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How Much Coffee is Too Much?

03/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In the United States, we love coffee. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink a cup or two or more of java every day. The reasons for coffee’s popularity are simple: it tastes good and makes you feel more alert. The caffeine in coffee is what truly makes it the preferred wake-me-up of people all over the world. Caffeine makes you feel more energetic and awake for a short time after drinking it. Hardcore coffee addicts love the caffeinated feeling so much that they turn to the really hard…

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