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3 Spring Smoothie Recipes that Even the Pickiest Kids Will Drink Up

05/22/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Getting your family to eat healthy can be a real challenge when you have kids who are picky eaters. To help you along, here are 3 healthy spring smoothie recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love. Berry-Berry-Berry Ginger Smoothie ½ Cup of Frozen Blueberries ½ Cup of Frozen Strawberries ½ Cup of Frozen Blackberries ½ Tsp of Fresh Ginger ½ Cup Almond Milk or Soy Milk 2-3 servings. Add ingredients to blender, and blend to your preferred consistency. Kids will…

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Massage Therapy

05/21/2015 | Wellness

Have you ever been so stressed at work or school that leaving the office or classroom would sound ideal to you at that very moment? Massages are one of the most soothing, stress relieving techniques someone could use on you to relieve tension from your body. If you ever considered a useful way to relax your whole body, or wanted a way to relieve tiredness and aching muscles, massage therapy would be very ideal for you. What is massage therapy? The term "massage therapy" encompasses many different…

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Seven surprising risks for osteoporosis and what to do about them

05/20/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

You might imagine that broken bones are the natural consequence of any hard fall. Not true, according to Hannah Mies, NP, a nurse practitioner at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “If a fall from a standing or sitting position causes a broken bone in an adult, it suggests that something isn’t normal,” Mies says. Over 54 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. About one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break…

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What is the Mediterranean Diet and Is It Really Good For You?

05/20/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

It seems you can’t open a web browser or a magazine without reading about a new trendy diet that promises to give you the sun, the moon, and the stars health wise. Over the last few years, one of the trendiest of trendy diets has been the “Mediterranean Diet” which claims to emulate the supposedly super healthy diets of Spain, Italy, and Greece. Just what is involved in the Mediterranean diet and is it really as healthy as its practitioners claim? The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean…

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Hamsters can be a great pet for kids with allergies.

5 Perfect Pets for Kids with Allergies

05/20/2015 | Allergies & Asthma

For many, a pet dog or cat is a defining part of childhood. TV, movies, and art are filled with images of children walking their dogs, or playing with a pet cat. For many children however, a typical pet dog or cat is not a possibility. It can be heartbreaking for a parent to tell a child who suffers with pet allergies that they just cannot have a dog or cat like their friends. Fortunately, if your child suffers from pet allergies, you do have options. Here are 5 perfect pets for kids with pet allergies:…

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Healthy Desserts Your Children Will Love

05/18/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Dessert: every kid’s favorite meal. While it is typical for kids to want the least healthy, best tasting foods for dessert, as parents we want to have our cake and eat it too. Here’s our list of desserts that serve the dual purpose of tasting delicious and keeping kids healthy. Yogurt (Greek or Regular) Whether it’s frozen or not, yogurt it is a delicious, healthy alternative to creamy desserts like ice cream. Try to get plain yogurt and add healthy sugars like fruit and honey to…

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Volunteer Opportunities in Indianapolis

05/18/2015 | CommunityVolunteer

Did you know that volunteering is a win-win? According to the Corporation for National Community Service, people who volunteer have better rates of overall mental health than the population at large. Volunteers also live longer and have greater overall physical health than those who do not. Want to volunteer in Indianapolis but don’t know where to start? Read about three ways to get started right away. Help Indy Online Help Indy Online is a website that connects interested volunteers in Indy…

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The Hoosiers Guide to Seasonal Allergies

05/18/2015 | WellnessAllergy & Asthma

In Indiana, April showers bring May flowers – and May flowers bring seasonal allergies. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, find out which regional allergens are causing your sneezing fits in Indiana. To stay healthy, schedule an appointment with one of the highly skilled physicians of IU Health. Call 1.888.IUHEALTH to schedule a Same-Day primary care appointment.

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Healthy Living

05/14/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight LossHealthy Eating

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule. Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. What can you do to achieve healthy living? Here are some ideas you should…

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A Guide to Helping Kids With Asthma

05/12/2015 | TreatmentsAllergies & Asthma

Wheezing. Coughing. Inability to breathe. Asthma can be a very scary disease, especially when it affects children. While it’s not entirely understood just what causes asthma, it’s believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Fortunately, it is possible to live a full healthy life with asthma. Some of the world’s best athletes and entertainers are even asthmatic. If your child develops asthma, here are some things you can do to help them live a full, healthy,…

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