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How to prepare for a day in the sun

07/22/2014 | WellnessSafety

You’ve been out in the staggering heat under the glaring sun before. This isn’t your first rodeo. You know you might get thirsty. You might get burnt. You might be sapped of your energy if you stay outside too long. Still, there are some things about your skin, UV rays and skin cancer that you may not know. To lower your risk of skin cancer and the damaging effects of the sun, be prepared by reviewing the following facts and recommendations.  Some of these facts may be alarming,…

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Hip replacement options for people with metal allergies

07/22/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

If you’re considering hip replacement and you have a metal allergy, you may have noticed reports in the news about how some joint replacement materials may interact with those allergies. Fortunately, there are implant options for people affected by metal allergies, according to J.A. Parr, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.  “It’s really a pretty rare phenomenon for people to have a significant amount of pain or problems…

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Fun Outdoor Activities to Do While Caring for a Loved One

07/20/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Caring for a loved one can involve a great deal of responsibility. As a caregiver, you must help your loved one manage the ins and outs of daily life: Getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, getting to the restroom and so on. But in addition to handling life’s logistical details, it’s also important to take care of your loved one’s emotional and social needs. Summer is a fun and exciting time for all ages to get outdoors and enjoy these great activities: Go on a picnic. Grab…

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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Pediatrician

07/19/2014 | Everyday Wellness

Choosing a pediatrician is an important process. A pediatrician manages a child’s healthcare from birth to young adulthood, so finding a doctor who is a good fit both for you and your child is key for building a successful relationship. If you are looking for a new pediatrician for your child, the following suggestions can help. Consult your friends and family  Referrals can be a great way to find a new healthcare provider. Ask people you know – your friends, relatives, coworkers,…

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How to Manage Your Loved One’s Prescriptions

07/19/2014 | WellnessSafety

Managing multiple prescription medications can be complicated. Each one must be taken at the correct time and with the proper dosage, and requirements such as taking certain medications with food may provide an additional challenge. Fortunately, if you are helping a loved one manage his or her prescriptions, there are some easy ways to organize the process. Keep records Maintain a written record of each prescription to include the following:         The dosage        …

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Avoid Overheating in the Summer Sun

07/19/2014 | WellnessExercise

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, but only if you do so wisely. Too much time in the sun can lead to heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause brain damage or even be deadly in some cases.  You are especially at risk for a heat related illness if your activities involve a lot of physical exertion. It’s important to pay attention to the weather forecast and decide if it’s too hot…

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Asking the right questions about your child’s prescription

07/18/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionFamily CarePrimary Care

When it comes to your child’s prescription medications, the long, technical names of the drugs may confuse you. Even if you see a pediatrician that you trust, you should be prepared to manage your child's prescriptions. There are many questions you should ask about your child’s prescriptions before leaving the pediatrician’s office and heading to the pharmacy. Below are a few key questions to keep in mind. The dosage Although the dosage will be printed on the label of the…

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How motion analysis can enhance your sports performance

07/17/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

What’s left of summer is prime time for off-season athletes who are recovering from injuries, addressing muscle imbalances, or preparing their bodies for the rigors of the competitive season. Motion analysis is one of the latest tools to help athletes during this phase. It’s a 3D analysis that evaluates your body in motion in all three planes —from the side, top and front, at the same time. In Indiana, there’s only one place athletes can get this kind of testing—the…

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Survive The Heat But Stay Active

07/17/2014

Summer is a time for fun, sun, playing and being active.  But can these activities potentially be dangerous?  In the United States an average of 119 people die from heat exhaustion each year.  There are safety measures to be aware of when being active in the summer.     I like exercising outside—when is the best time? For those that enjoy running, jogging or playing sports outside, it is best to exercise in the early morning or late evening when the peak temperatures…

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Your Child’s Stomach Flu – When to Call the Doctor

07/16/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

Many of us have experienced the gut-retching symptoms of the stomach flu and know that it can leave us feeling weak and tired. For children, this illness can be even tougher to handle. So, it is important to understand the symptoms of the stomach flu and how to help our children. Here is what you should know about the stomach flu and how to treat it. The Basics of Stomach Flu Norovirus and other digestive system infections are often called the stomach flu. These conditions come with a variety…

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