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Hip replacement: your questions answered

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Over 120,000 Americans have total hip replacement each year. Leading up to their replacements, patients have trouble sleeping and getting out of a car comfortably due to a very specific kind of pain that suggests degeneration of the hip. In today’s post, Michal Zlowodzki, MD, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip replacement at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, answers questions about joint replacement.  What’s the biggest misconception people have…

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Get The Facts About Bug Bites

09/02/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary CareSafety

Pesky mosquitoes can ruin outdoor fun and spread disease. Separate fact from myth with Indiana University Health primary care physicians to cut back on bug bites. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering Same-Day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? With more highly skilled primary care physicians across the state, IU Health is your everyday partner for staying healthy. Schedule an appointment today at 844-8-IUHEALTH or visit

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Injury Report Weekly - Preseason

08/29/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Featuring IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack.  Injury Report Weekly is a sports medicine conversation with a fantasy football twist. Listen to Dr. Robert Klitzman and Brandon Spack discuss sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  

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Butt Out: Why Third-Hand Smoke is So Bad for Us

08/29/2014 | WellnessSafety

We’ve known for decades that smoking is bad. It causes cancer, negatively affects asthma and is especially harmful to children, babies, the elderly and those who have compromised immune systems. Cigarette smoke is a mix of more than 4,000 chemicals. The Surgeon General has asserted there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke and the long-term indoor effects of smoking are now being classified as "third-hand-smoking." Third-hand smoke is residual tobacco smoke contamination, including…

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Ending Childhood Obesity Bullying

08/29/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the perfect time to bring awareness to the issue of discrimination and bullying of children affected by obesity. The Obesity Action Coalition urges all Americans to recognize the fight against childhood obesity and to stop the stigmatization of the children who struggle with the issue. Weight is a sensitive issue, but it is even more difficult for children who are still growing and learning about their bodies. Children who struggle…

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Is Social Media Causing You Undue Anxiety?

08/29/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

If the first thing you do each morning is reach for your smart phone to check social media channels, you might want to rethink your routine. Research shows that social media can have a direct effect on our emotional well-being. Stuides are being done on everything from how Twitter can affect your marriage to whether or not Facebook can cause bad moods. The fact is, many people enjoy logging on to social media. Whether its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat or Pinterest, social media…

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What You Need to Know About HPV


What is HPV? HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is a sexually transmitted infection that causes oral and anogenital disease in both males and females, including some types of cancer.   In particular, it is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer in women and is the most common cause of anogenital warts.  There are several subtypes of the HPV virus, some of which are more likely to cause cancer than others. What are the signs and symptoms of HPV infection? Most patients with HPV…

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September Bariatric Support Groups

08/27/2014 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

In-Person Support Group Meetings Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day Holiday Thursday, Sept. 4 IU Health Arnett - Lafayette Support Group at 6 pm Monday, Sept. 8 IU Health Bariatrics Support Group at 6 pm in K130 at IU Health North Hospital Q&A with Dr. Don Selzer, Medical Director of IU Health Bariatrics   IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 18 IU Health Ball Memorial Muncie Support Group at 9 am Upcoming Support Groups at IU Health North Hospital October 6 –…

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Arthritis pain management is a work in progress

08/26/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

As the nation’s leading cause of disability, arthritis attacks one of the most basic freedoms in life—the freedom to move. The challenge doesn’t end there. Researchers are continually looking for safe, effective medications to help people manage joint pain. Identifying those solutions and understanding why they work is far more complex than you might imagine, according to Stephen B. Trippel, MD, an orthopedic physician at Indiana University Health Physicians and professor of orthopedic…

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