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Rehabilitating Our Youth: How Court-Ordered Drug Treatment Works at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is committed to serving all children and teens in the region who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, including juvenile offenders. If an adolescent is a good candidate for our program, we can help them complete their court-ordered drug rehabilitation. But more importantly, we can help them get their life back on the right track. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving leftovers are a favorite holiday tradition in some families. Just thinking about that day-after turkey sandwich can make your mouth water. Your kids, however, may not be as excited about eating Thanksgiving leftovers. Leftovers often just don’t seem appealing to kids, especially that foil covered, half-eaten turkey they see sitting in your refrigerator. We talked to Peter Fulgenzi, executive chef at Indiana University Health North Hospital, about how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers…

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Tips for Thanksgiving with Children

11/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate family, enjoy a delicious meal and give thanks. A great way to spend time with your children on Thanksgiving is to get them involved in the process of planning and cooking a meal. Here are some tips for getting kids involved and keeping them busy on Thanksgiving: Have your children help plan the meal. Are there certain foods or desserts they would like to eat or help prepare? This can be especially helpful for picky eaters. If they help plan the menu, you can…

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Adolescent Addiction: Common Questions Asked by Parents and Guardians

11/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The clinical team at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health receives many questions from parents and guardians about their child's health, the ENCOMPASS treatment program and what they can do to help their adolescent recover from addiction. We thought it might be helpful to share the answers to some of the most common questions on our blog. Your Questions Answered Question: Should I abstain from drinking if my child is struggling with an addiction…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 12

11/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Do you want to learn more about common sports injuries? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts - fractured fibula (discussion starts at :52) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts -…

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Lung Cancer Screenings

11/20/2014 | WellnessCancer

Why is it important to increase awareness for lung cancer? November is lung cancer awareness month, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It is responsible for more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.  In 2013, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital treated nearly 160 cases of lung cancer.  The majority of these cases were advanced stage disease. Why lung cancer screening? The National Cancer Institute found the number of deaths…

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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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Five Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

11/20/2014 | TreatmentsMental Health

Self-esteem can positively or negatively affect your child’s well-being. If your child has high self-esteem, it may lead to a greater respect of oneself. However, if your child has low self-esteem, he or she might begin to think negatively about his or her image, attitude and abilities. As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want your child to succeed and to have confidence in everything that he or she does, but sometimes, it can be difficult to know exactly how to help. Many children…

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What you should know before ACL reconstruction

11/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you have an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and it’s severe enough to need reconstructive surgery, your surgeon will do the procedure, but your body plays a big role in making the new ACL. “We don’t repair ACLs,” says Robert Klitzman, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “We reconstruct them and the body does the work of making it yours.” That’s true because an ACL injury typically…

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5 Signs Your Child Might Be Depressed

11/19/2014 | TreatmentsMental Health

Children can become depressed just as adults can, but they may not yet have the ability to articulate their feelings the way adults do. Depression is a serious medical concern. It affects both the mind and body. Without treatment, symptoms can continue for weeks, months or years. Depression in children and adolescents is especially risky because it is associated with a higher risk of suicide. The following signs may indicate your child is struggling with depression: Loss of enjoyment in activities.…

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