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2015 Indy Moms Survey Results

07/06/2015 | WellnessExerciseHealthy EatingMental Wellness

Earlier this year, Indiana University Health conducted a survey of 280 Indianapolis area moms about health. Our goal was to learn what’s important to Indy moms in order to provide you with health and wellness advice that will improve your family’s daily lives. Here are the results of the 2015 Indy Moms Survey. 1: How do Indy moms grade their own health and the health of their kids? 53% of Indy moms give their families a B when it comes to health and wellness. 48% report that their kids…

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How to Be the Best Health Role Model for your Children

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Children absorb knowledge and behavior like a sponge. With this in mind, its important for you as a parent to be their health role model, yet in the recent Indy Moms survey, 53% of moms gave themselves a B when it came to health and wellness. This is good, but does leave room to improve. Good mental and physical health starts with good communication and education. Talking to your kids about diet, exercise and asking them questions about their health is a good place to start. It’s also equally…

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Keep Your Toddler Safe With These 5 Car Seat Tips

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

When it comes to car seats, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. Should the car seat face the front of the car? Should it face the back? What’s the best type of car seat? Should you use a car seat at all? Nearly every parent has a strong opinion on the topic. Let’s cut through the controversy: here are some of the best, proven ways to keep your toddler safe in the car. 1. It’s the law. First and foremost: you must have a car seat. All 50 US States have laws on the…

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Beyond Salad: 5 Ways to Use the Superfood Kale in Your Next Recipe

07/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

There aren’t many vegetables that qualify as trendy. Kale is trendy with good reason. A single cup of kale has 2.9 grams of protein and it’s loaded with vitamins A and C. On top of that, kale has a crunchy texture and savory flavor that can make any meal even better. Getting kale into your diet is easy, even if you don’t want to have it in a salad. 1. Shakes and smoothies. Green smoothies are all the rage. By adding kale to a your fruit smoothies, you give them an extra nutritional…

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3 Types of Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Arthritis

07/06/2015 | WellnessArthritis & Rheumatology

According to the CDC, 52.5 million Americans have been told by their doctors that they have arthritis. Arthritis is a painful inflammation of the joints that affects people ranging from juveniles to seniors. Living with arthritis can be painful, but performing certain types of physical exercise can alleviate your pain. A sedentary lifestyle leaves you far more susceptible to arthritis as you age.. If you suffer from arthritis, here are three types of exercises to help you get stronger and deal with…

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How to avoid golf injuries

07/02/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Whether it’s the company golf outing or a tournament to raise money for a charity, all kinds of people who rarely play golf will be out on the links this summer. When golf isn’t part of your normal routine, it sometimes pays to temper your performance expectations. But there’s something else occasional golfers should be thinking about, according to Scott Charland, a sports performance team leader at IU Health Sports Performance: how to avoid getting hurt. “Golf is probably…

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Injury Report Insight: Meniscus Tears

07/02/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Insight where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Robert Klitzman discusses meniscus tears injuries. Dr. Klitzman provides insight into what causes this common injury, the treatment options and how athletes of all ages can prevent against it. Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight: 6/11/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/29/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/16/2015 Injury Report Insight: 4/2/2015 Injury Report Insight: 3/12//2015 Injury Report…

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What a Medical Home can do for you. The value of primary care.

07/02/2015 | WellnessPrimary Care

What is a patient centered medical home (PCMH)? A patient- centered medical home is best described as a model of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, and focused on quality and safety.   Primary care physicians across the country are adopting this model of care to better meet the needs of their patients and improve the care they give.   The PCMH model is designed to provide patients with multiple healthcare services and resources at one location to…

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5 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

07/01/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

As the mercury rises in your thermometer, pools, ponds, and lakes become a welcome respite from sweltering heat. When you and your family decide to spend a day in and on the water, it’s important to keep certain safety rules in mind. Here are five water safety tips every parent should know before heading to the water this summer. 1. Never leave your child near water unsupervised. They could fall in without someone there to help. Adults should ALWAYS pay complete attention while children…

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When is a Mole Not a Mole? 4 Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

07/01/2015 | Treatments & ServicesDermatology

Most people have moles on their bodies somewhere. Generally, you probably do not give your moles a second thought. They are a feature of your skin that maybe you have always had. Sometimes however, moles can be telltale signs that something is wrong. Here are 4 warning signs that a mole may actually melanoma, a form of skin cancer. 1. An oddly shaped mole. If you have a mole that has an asymmetrical shape, or an uneven outline, it could be a melanoma. 2. Cluster moles. Moles are usually…

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