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Adolescent Addiction: Common Questions Asked by Parents and Guardians

11/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The clinical team at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health receives many questions from parents and guardians about their child's health, the ENCOMPASS treatment program and what they can do to help their adolescent recover from addiction. We thought it might be helpful to share the answers to some of the most common questions on our blog. Your Questions Answered Question: Should I abstain from drinking if my child is struggling with an addiction…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 12

11/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Do you want to learn more about common sports injuries? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts - fractured fibula (discussion starts at :52) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts -…

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Lung Cancer Screenings

11/20/2014 | WellnessCancer

Why is it important to increase awareness for lung cancer? November is lung cancer awareness month, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It is responsible for more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.  In 2013, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital treated nearly 160 cases of lung cancer.  The majority of these cases were advanced stage disease. Why lung cancer screening? The National Cancer Institute found the number of deaths…

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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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Five Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

11/20/2014 | TreatmentsMental Health

Self-esteem can positively or negatively affect your child’s well-being. If your child has high self-esteem, it may lead to a greater respect of oneself. However, if your child has low self-esteem, he or she might begin to think negatively about his or her image, attitude and abilities. As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want your child to succeed and to have confidence in everything that he or she does, but sometimes, it can be difficult to know exactly how to help. Many children…

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What you should know before ACL reconstruction

11/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you have an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and it’s severe enough to need reconstructive surgery, your surgeon will do the procedure, but your body plays a big role in making the new ACL. “We don’t repair ACLs,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We reconstruct them and the body does the work of making it yours.” That’s true because an ACL injury typically…

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5 Signs Your Child Might Be Depressed

11/19/2014 | TreatmentsMental Health

Children can become depressed just as adults can, but they may not yet have the ability to articulate their feelings the way adults do. Depression is a serious medical concern. It affects both the mind and body. Without treatment, symptoms can continue for weeks, months or years. Depression in children and adolescents is especially risky because it is associated with a higher risk of suicide. The following signs may indicate your child is struggling with depression: Loss of enjoyment in activities.…

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Top 5 Employee Assistance Plan Questions Answered

11/19/2014 | Community

If you’re suffering from stress, including family medical problems, domestic abuse, depression, substance abuse and other challenges, it may be hard to focus while you’re at work. That’s where your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help. An EAP provides resources to help you deal with personal problems that may affect your ability to do your best work. Still not sure if an EAP is the right resource for you? Here are the top five EAP questions answered: What is…

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Five Things Negatively Impacting Your Child’s Mental Health

11/17/2014 | TreatmentsMental Health

On average, one in four children in the U.S population meet the criteria for a lifetime mental disorder. It is important to make sure that you are proactive in protecting your child’s mental health and aware of damaging everyday influences. While it is important to provide your child with the necessities, such as a loving home, positive reinforcement and a healthy diet, there are a handful of factors that usually go unnoticed, and can have a negative impact on your child’s mental health.…

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Four Preventative Measures to Help Prevent a Cold This Season

11/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, headache, the chills –it’s that time again. Cold season. What we call a “cold” is typically classified by these symptoms that can be caused by one of 200 viruses, most often rhinovirus causing about 10 to 40 percent of cold occurrences. Colds are contagious and can be spread from person to person. Even when you think you’re doing your best to avoid individuals with colds, touching surfaces containing cold germs and then touching your eyes,…

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