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Four Ways to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

09/16/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

If crying and tantrums are commonplace in your daily preschool drop-off, your child may have separation anxiety. Many children experience separation anxiety between one year and five years old. It is usually a phase that passes quickly. You can help your child feel more comfortable when away from you by following these tips. Follow a regular schedule. Part of separation anxiety is that your toddler is unsure when you are going to come back or if you are going to come back at all. By setting daily…

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How to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

09/15/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

As a parent, you play a fundamental role in keeping your child healthy. Often, this includes preparing well-balanced meals, encouraging proper exercise and meeting regular doctor appointments. When your child is feeling under the weather, you explore treatment options with your family physician or visit your local pharmacy for a quick remedy. In doing this, you ensure your child is physically well, but what about the other factors that contribute to overall health, such as mental and emotional wellbeing?…

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Six Pet Problems and How to Solve Them

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Pets can add an extra ounce of love to any home. Whether you are a dog, cat, lizard or gerbil lover, your pets are often seen as another member of the family. A dog, for example, can be a good friend for your children and can give you a reason to exercise and be active when you take your dog for a walk. Pets can also fill a special role in the lives of seniors by providing them with stress relief, nurture and unconditional love. While pets can be a very loving addition to any home, they also…

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Three ways to maintain healthy joints

09/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

It’s easy to succumb to the idea that nothing can be done about osteoarthritis. Learning to live with it may seem like the only alternative, but that’s just not so, according to Barbara Carusillo, PT, OCS, a physical therapist at IU Health Rehabilitation Services. “Most of the time, osteoarthritis doesn’t just fall from the sky and land in the joint,” she says. “Much of it is due to some kind of injury or biomechanical issue where people lack proper alignment or…

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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

09/12/2014 | Treatments & ServicesUrology

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer in 2014. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The statistics don’t lie; prostate cancer is a concern and it’s happening to men like you or men you know.  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness…

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How to Prevent Your Child From Trying Smoking

09/12/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Every year fewer and fewer teenagers smoke according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents play a large role in preventing teen smoking. You can help keep your teenager from picking up the habit by clearly communicating the dangers of smoking. Encourage your teen to live a smoke-free lifestyle using these tactics: 1. Don’t smoke. Though it may not seem like it, children and teens model their behavior off of their parents. If you smoke, your teen is more likely…

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Enterovirus D68: What You Need to Know

09/11/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

By now, you’ve probably heard about it: the rare strain of a common virus believed to be behind the spike in kids being sent to the hospital for moderate to severe respiratory infections—enterovirus D68. But there’s no need to panic. Infectious disease experts with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health answer pressing questions about the virus and how best to respond and prevent it. They also explain what steps the hospital is taking to keep medically fragile…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 2

09/11/2014 | 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. Klitzman and Brandon discuss key sports injuries from the NFL injury report and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups.  This week’s report and analysis includes: Doug Martin, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns Cam Newton, QB, Carolina…

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Acute Rehabilitation

09/11/2014

Whether you are walking your dog in the park, dashing down a basketball court, drinking a cold glass of lemonade or talking on the phone with a friend, you usually don’t think about the great gifts you have to move, bend, swallow and communicate without limitation. But an injury or illness can take away those abilities and suddenly everyday activities become extraordinary tasks. Those who suffer with certain issues as these may turn to rehabilitation. What is acute rehabilitation? Acute rehabilitation…

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Melissa LeBaron, 2014 Legacy Award Recipient

09/10/2014

~~Melissa LeBaron was named the Ritter-Severns Legacy Award recipient at Camp About Face on June 18, 2014.  Melissa was recognized for her many years of volunteer service to Camp About Face.   The Ritter-Severns Legacy Award was established in 2010 by Camp About Face in honor of Carol Ritter and Trish Severns, co-founders of the camp.  Carol and Trish are long-time members of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health who worked to start a camp to supplement…

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