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Challenging the Stigma Building Colorectal Cancer Awareness

04/16/2015 | Digestive Diseases

Colorectal cancer, in comparison to other fatal diseases, is often not publicly discussed. Colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the United States.  Many people afflicted with this disease feel embarrassed to discuss their affliction. It is essential, however, to know what colorectal cancer is, who it affects, how to prevent it, and what to do if you have it. What is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal Cancer is cancer that affects the colon, or rectum that are both sections of the large…

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Spring into Healthy Activities—Rain or Shine

04/16/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s spring in Indiana, and Hoosiers never know what type of weather the day will bring. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees to 70 degrees on any given day with a variety of precipitation possibilities—rain, hail and even a late spring snow. No matter the weather outside, it’s helpful to have a list of go-to activities for both indoors and outdoors. 3 spring outdoor activities for kids Play ball. Baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer—the lush green lawns…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015

04/16/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

With baseball season starting, our sports medicine experts discuss rotator cuff injuries. Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack breakdown this common injury, why baseball players are more prone to it and how young athletes can prevent it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report Insight: 2/26/2015 Injury Report…

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How Does Boomer Prepare for Game Day?

04/15/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Boomer, mascot for the Indiana Pacers, entertains NBA basketball fans with skilled dunking and fun antics. Since his “birthday” in the fall of 1991, Boomer has accomplished many great things such as performing at several NBA All-Star Games and with a variety of celebrities. Whether he’s dancing with IndyCar legend A.J. Foyt or singer Justin Timberlake, Boomer makes people smile—it’s his favorite hobby. He exerts a lot of energy in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, and…

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Dealing with Homesickness: It’s Not About Home

04/14/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionFamily Care

With summer on the horizon, children look forward to overnight camps, sleepovers and more. Spending the night away from home can cause some children to become homesick. What exactly does it mean to be homesick?  The Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics defines homesickness as “distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents.” When a child begins to feel homesick, they don’t miss their…

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Local Breakfast: Have a Healthy Breakfast with Ingredients from Indiana

04/14/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Indiana is one of America’s largest providers of livestock, grains and produce. As Hoosiers, we should all start the day with the fresh bounty from our state’s farms. According to the Indiana Department of Agriculture, over 37 thousand acres of vegetables were harvested last year. There are plenty of varieties to choose from and add to your breakfast plate. Tomatoes. More and more tomato farms are popping up in Indiana, which is all the more reason for you to make it part of your morning…

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Learning the Subtle Signs of Childhood Depression

04/14/2015 | Mental Health

It may seem odd to hear that children can suffer from depression, but the reality is it’s true. Childhood depression most commonly occurs in those aged 12 years or older, but that does not mean it can’t manifest even earlier. Childhood depression is most common in boys under the age of 10; however by 16 years old, young women have a greater incidence of depressive behavior. Symptoms can occur over time and fluctuate, so it is important to monitor your child’s fluctuations in mood…

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When alternative medicine meets traditional medicine

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

There are many alternative therapies readily available; some have existed for thousands of years. Yet the debate between traditional and alternative medicine persists. Here is a conventional perspective on when and why you might consider alternative therapy. What exactly is alternative medicine? Unfortunately, no concrete definition exists. I specialize in osteopathic manipulation therapies; even that can be considered alternative. Chiropractic therapy is perhaps the most popular alternative practice…

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Women’s psychological health: the “responsibility” years

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

While the early 20s to late 40s is often referred to as the “reproductive years,” childbirth is only one stressor women may face. Everything from building a career to caring for aging parents can result in emotional pressure that feels overwhelming. Perhaps a more appropriate description might be the responsibility years. Some difficult challenges. We’ve come a long way since the days women rarely worked outside the home. Educational opportunities and career paths have truly broadened…

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Common symptoms of pregnancy

04/13/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Women experiencing first pregnancies often wonder if the body changes and symptoms they feel are normal. While every woman is different—and every pregnancy is different—there are some common symptoms of pregnancy that many women share. Fatigue – Even early in the first trimester, pregnant women may feel tired. Like many pregnancy symptoms, fatigue is often caused by higher levels of pregnancy hormones. Women experiencing fatigue should get plenty of rest and eat foods rich in protein…

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