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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 8

10/23/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Need an edge in your fantasy football league? Get the latest insights from 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: Reggie Wayne, WR, Indianapolis Colts (discussion begins at 0:55) Trent Richardson, RB, Indianapolis Colts (discussion…

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Halloween Safety and Healthy Candy Alternatives

10/23/2014 | Healthy EatingSafety

Halloween is one of the most exciting nights of the year for young children.  Our goal as adults is to try to make it both a fun and safe experience. Trick-or-treating can be dangerous if parents are not careful and cautious about their children’s surroundings. Are you taking appropriate measures for Halloween this year?  Below you will find answers to a few commonly asked questions: How can I choose an appropriate costume for my child? Choosing costumes is a very important part of…

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Trick or Treat Safety Tips

10/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

There's no trick to keeping children safe on Halloween; it just takes some basic precautions to make sure the evening is a treat. Here are four tips for ensuring trick or treating is both safe and fun: Take along your own lighting: Use a flashlight and put reflective tape on costumes and goody bags to help drivers see children as they go from house to house. Use the buddy system: Children should not trick-or-treat alone. They should walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Tell your children to…

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Nine things that put seniors at risk for a fall

10/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

One of the most noticeable effects of aging is a decline in the body’s natural ability to stand upright and balanced. There are as many reasons for poor balance as there are medical conditions, from heart arrhythmia and vestibular problems (parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance), to low blood pressure and dehydration. Reactions to drugs can also cause dizziness that affects balance. All these factors explain why falls are the leading cause of death in people over 75. “By…

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Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Violence

10/21/2014 | WellnessSafety

No one should live in fear. But for one out of four women the threat of domestic violence means living in constant fear. According to he National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner every year. It’s important to recognize the signs of domestic abuse and violence, not only in October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but all year round. Most women, or men, who are suffering from abuse will try to…

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It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Poisoning

10/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

In the past 12 months, Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has seen over 370 cases of child poisoning In fact, over half of all calls to the Indiana Poison Center involve children. Many times, the poisoning is due to over the counter or prescription medicines. “The most common medicines children take are over the counter pain medicines such as acetaminophen, however vitamins can also be a danger due to the iron in them,” explains Lauren Buenger, PharmD, and ER Clinical…

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Cold & Flu Myths and Facts

10/21/2014 | WellnessHome Care

It’s tough to stay healthy during cold and flu season. Should you starve a fever? Feed a cold? Drink more orange juice? Separate cold and flu facts from myths to keep from getting sick this year. Did you know Indiana University Health is now offering same-day primary care appointments from Indiana’s most highly skilled doctors? Schedule an appointment today at 844.8.IUHEALTH or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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National SIDS Awareness Month

10/21/2014 | Family CareCare for Newborns

I like to pretend to be the ultra-relaxed laid-back sort of mom. The truth is that I’ve caught myself popping my head over my healthy infant’s crib a time or two “just to make sure” she was still breathing. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) tops every parent’s anxiety list. We don’t know what causes it- although some studies have linked it to inherited heart problems. The term Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) includes both SIDS and sudden…

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Ways to Prevent Your Child from Getting the Flu

10/21/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

It’s coming. Sniffles, fevers, coughing, chills and more. There’s no doubt that flu season is approaching. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu season hits its peak during January and February, but people can start getting the flu as early as October. It’s almost impossible to know how severe this year’s flu season will be because the flu virus can mutate without warning, and new flu viruses appear each year. The best thing you can do is educate…

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What to Eat or Avoid Before Bed

10/21/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

What you eat before bedtime can affect how well you sleep. As a rule of thumb, it’s best not to eat within an hour of going to sleep. A good bedtime snack, however, can help you relax and prepare for a night of rest. Depending on what you consume, food before bedtime can either help you sleep better or keep you from getting enough rest. Here’s what to avoid eating if you want to sleep: Caffeine: This may seem obvious since caffeine is a known stimulant, but most people don’t realize…

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