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Summer ‘Me’ Time- 5 Great Places to Visit Without the Kids in Indianapolis

07/30/2015 | Everyday Wellness

Summertime is full of family activities. From camping in the dunes to riding bikes around Indianapolis to picnics in the park, you have probably have a schedule loaded with time spent with your spouse and kids. However, a night or day out without your children is a good way to refresh, re-charge and reduce stress. So, call up the babysitter and check out these 5 great places to visit without kids in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. A great way to spend a day broadening your…

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Transforming Your Family’s Diet (For the Better) With Community Supported Agriculture and CSAs

07/30/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Navigating through nutritional recommendations can be confusing. Knowledge about what is and isn’t good for us is always changing. For instance,  20 years ago, people thought that fat was terrible for you. Recent studies have shown that certain types of fat aren’t so bad. There is one piece of nutritional knowledge that never seems to change, though. You have got to eat your vegetables. The challenge is getting more vegetables into your diet. One solution that comes with the added…

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Men’s Health: 4 Super Foods for Men

07/30/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

In many ways, men’s and women’s health is similar. Eliminating drugs (including tobacco) and alcohol, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy diet are all important factors in the health of men and women. However, with a healthy diet, there are certain things that men can eat that will help them with the unique health needs of their bodies. Here are 4 super foods for men: Shellfish. Shellfish contains high levels of zinc, which is good for testosterone production.…

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Pregnancy: Five Steps To Take Before You Conceive

07/30/2015 | Treatments & ServicesMaternity

When you make the decision to have a child, it’s a good idea to take steps to increase the likelihood that you will get pregnant. There are many ways to improve your conception chances. Here are 5 steps you can take before you start trying to conceive. Communicate with your partner. During this period of time, communication and coordination with your partner are essential. Staying on the same page and supporting each other is key to successful conception. Get an ovulation kit or an App. It’s…

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Back Pain.

07/30/2015 | Pain Management

Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of Americans and can be caused by a variety of problems with any parts of the complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs or tendons in the lumbar spine. Any back irritation can cause pain that radiates to other parts of the body, which is why it is so important to discuss your pain with your primary care physician. Q: What are the symptoms of back pain? A:  Back pain that lasts a few days to a few weeks is known as acute. Pain…

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Important Resources for Pregnant Women in Indiana

07/29/2015 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

When you get pregnant for the first time, things can be a little nerve-wracking. In addition, your friends and the Internet will provide lots of advice, much of which will be contradictory. Finding resources when you’re pregnant can be a real challenge. If you live in Indiana, here are a few local resources to make your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. Indiana University Health Maternity. IU Health has robust women’s health programs, including maternity. When you become pregnant,…

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What is Matcha Tea and is it Really Good For You?

07/29/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you wake up in the morning, and you’re still a little groggy, do you reach for coffee? Tea? Or matcha? You may not have heard of it before but in the last few years, matcha, a type of green tea, has become very popular among trendsetters.  What is Matcha? Matcha is a type of powdered green tea. The process of harvesting it is slightly different then traditional green tea. Advocates of matcha claim this gives it a different, stronger flavor (the taste is similar to green tea but earthier…

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When (and How) to Get a Second Opinion

07/29/2015 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Deciding whether to have an elective orthopedic surgery is never easy—even when you have the hope of pain relief or the promise of functioning better. But every surgery carries risks, and if for no other reason than that, you may wonder whether you should get a second opinion about a proposed surgery. “I frequently encourage my patients to get another opinion whenever I get a sense they aren’t convinced what I’m telling them is what’s really going on,” says J.…

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4 Tips a Parent Should Know About Their Kids Using Social Media

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s 2015 and social media is omnipresent. When they wake up in the morning, the first thing many people do is check Facebook on their smartphones. When they head to work, they might spend their breaks on Twitter. At dinner, they might post pictures of their meals to Instagram. As adults, we are still trying to figure out social media- what the etiquette should be, and what an appropriate amount of time to spend on social media is each day. This makes dealing with the social media habits of…

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Beat the Heat: 4 Ways to Keep Your Family Cool When it’s Hot Outside

07/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It’s summer. The temperature is rising. While the heat is initially a welcome reprieve from cold winter winds and spring rain, it starts to wear thin after a while. As it gets hotter, you and your family can become progressively more miserable when trying to spend time outside. When it’s this hot out, keeping your family cool becomes imperative. Here are 4 ways to beat the heat and keep your whole family cool. Family game day… inside. If you have air-conditioning or central air,…

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