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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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What to Tell the Teacher About Your Child’s Medicines

08/25/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

As the new school year approaches, you collect supplies, buy new tennis shoes and get ready to pack all sorts of healthy lunches. If your child has a condition such as asthma or diabetes, you also worry about introducing a new teacher to your child’s health needs. Though you have kept an eye on them all summer, your child’s teacher does not know how your child acts when their blood sugar is low or they are about to have an asthma attack. It’s important to educate school officials…

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Put a Stop to Summer Colds

08/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesPrimary Care

Even though it isn’t cold outside anymore, it’s still possible to catch a cold. Get the facts on summer cold from Indiana University Health primary care physicians. 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 (844-848-4325)…

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Keep the Itchy Away and Avoid Poison Ivy This Summer

08/22/2014 | WellnessSafety

If you want to keep from getting an itchy rash this summer, get the facts on poison ivy with the expert physicians from Indiana University Health. 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 (844-848-4325) or visit iuhealth.org/primarycare.

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Six Ways to Help Your Child Succeed This School Year

08/22/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

Academic success is measured in various ways depending on the school: many schools use traditional letter grades (ABCDF), some value a grade-free approach and still others practice a ranking system based on a curve. No matter what type of grading system a school uses, every child has the opportunity to succeed. You can prepare your child for success through a number of different activities, beyond studying every night and completing homework on time. This school year, your child has the opportunity…

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Shoulder dislocation and the young athlete

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Youth often has its advantages, and recovering from injuries with conservative treatment is one of them. That benefit may elude at least one group of people—young athletes who sustain a dislocated shoulder in a contact sport. “In the young, athletic population of people in their teens and early 20s, a shoulder dislocation or subluxation (instability that causes the ball to slip out of the socket) puts them at a high risk for developing instability or recurring issues with their shoulder,…

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Eating Disorders

08/21/2014

Many people are concerned with their body image and want to look their best in the latest fashions. Instead of increasing exercise and working on their diet, they take it to extremes and develop an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a daily struggle for 10 million females and 1 million males in the United States. What is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are illnesses that involve unhealthy relationships with food and exercise. Whether a person restricts food intake, binge eats, compulsively…

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Morgan Campbell, Sertoma Scholarship Recipient

08/21/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

Morgan Campbell with members of the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple

Morgan Campbell was named the recipient of the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple Scholarship at Camp About Face on June 18, 2014.  The scholarship was established by the club in memory of Mr. Hugh Kirtland, a Sertoma member who was responsible for the club's affiliation with the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.  The $1000 scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding participant of the Camp About Face Leadership Academy and is eligible for…

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Four Resources To Help A Loved One Struggling With Substance Abuse

08/21/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Drug and alcohol abuse can have serious consequences, including addiction. Addiction means losing control over whether you are going to use the drug, or losing insight into knowing how, or when, to stop. Addiction can be physical, meaning a person's body becomes dependent on the drug, nee substance-abuse-resourceding more and more of it to get the same effect. When a person with a physical dependency stops using the drug, he or she may develop withdrawal symptoms. Addiction may also be psychological,…

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Utilizing Available Mental Health Services At Your Child’s School

08/21/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

Children have a vivid emotional life just as adults do, but they lack the life experience that adults can draw from to help them cope with stressful situations. Kids also deal with unique stressors like bullying, needing to fit in with their peers and going through puberty. These issues can be challenging to handle as a parent; fortunately, a variety of resources are available at your child’s school to help you and your child cope with difficult situations. Your child’s teacher has a…

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