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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Exercise

10/06/2015 | Family CareExpecting MothersPlay and Exercise

Whether you are an avid exerciser already or just want to start getting in shape before your baby arrives, working out while pregnant presents some challenges. You want to make sure not to do anything that would hurt you, or your baby. You also want to keep fit and healthy. Here are 5 things you should know about pregnancy and exercise: 1. Exercising can make your pregnancy easier. Exercise can lessen the discomfort of pregnancy by making your body stronger and better able to deal with the pressures…

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Warning Signs- 5 Signs Your Child May Be Suffering from Depression

10/06/2015 | Mental Health

If your child has a cold, or the flu, you would treat it. If they have a more serious condition like asthma or juvenile arthritis, you would take them to a doctor and come up with a plan to deal with the disease. Depression in children, while it’s not always as visibly apparent as some other diseases, also needs to be treated. It can be difficult to determine if a child is suffering from depression. The signs aren’t exactly the same in kids as they are in adults. Here are 5 signs that…

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Bullying Prevention- 5 Tips to Help Kids Build Self-Confidence

10/06/2015 | Mental Health

It’s incredibly challenging as a parent when your child is being bullied at school. Bullying can be damaging to your child’s self esteem in ways that can seem impossible to recover from. You need to address the direct cause of bullying by working with teachers and school administrators. You also need to manage the mental effects of the child who has been the victim of bullying. Here are 5 ways to help bullied kids re-build their self-confidence: 1. Invest in something they love. If your…

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Cool Running: 6 Ways to Keep Warm When Jogging in the Fall

10/06/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you maintain a regular jogging routine, the cool weather of fall and winter can be challenging. Cold air makes it less comfortable to run outdoors but you don’t want to let it keep you from exercising outside altogether. Here are 6 ways to keep warm when jogging in the fall and even into the winter: 1. Warm up inside. Before you head out into the cold, warm up indoors. Stretch, run in place, and do jumping jacks. Warming up will decrease the likelihood of injury from cold muscles. When your…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes Your Family Will Love

10/06/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

When you get home after a long day, you want to put together healthy, hearty meals for your family’s dinner.  Here are 5 recipes that you can make quickly that are also delicious and healthy. Slow Cooker Chicken and Salsa Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 16 oz container of your favorite salsa Salt Pepper Instructions: Before you leave for the day, toss 4 chicken breasts (lightly seasoned with salt and pepper) and 1 16 ounce jar of salsa into your slow cooker. Set to low…

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Breast Cancer Survivor, 22, Shares Inspiring Story After Getting The Diagnosis She Never Expected


The Indianapolis Colts kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sixth consecutive “Pinking of the Canal” event on Friday, October 2. Sarah Stockton, a patient of the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, was the honorary breast cancer survivor at the event. At just 22 years old, she shared her unique and inspiring story. Sarah was in her senior year at Ball State University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had undergone screening for a lump in her breast, but never…

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#FriendshipFriday: The Importance of Friendship in Combatting Bullying

10/01/2015 | TreatmentsMental Health

October is Bullying Prevention Month. When your child is bullied at school, it’s easy to feel powerless. Preventing bullying, and dealing with it and the aftermath can seem impossibly daunting. There are tools available to help you help your children. One of the most powerful tools to help kids fight bullying is friendship. When a child is bullied, they often feel isolated and alone. Building strong friendships can help combat these feelings, giving a child powerful allies to stand against…

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What Are the Health Benefits of Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding for Moms and Babies?

10/01/2015 | Family CareCare for Newborns

In the United States, 77 percent of new moms breastfeed their babies. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) wants to increase this number to 81.9% by 2020. Why? Research has shown that breastfeeding improves the health of both the baby and the mom in a number of ways. We spoke to Kathy Thomas, BA, BSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, and Lactation Coordinator for Indiana University Health North Hospital about the health benefits of breastfeeding for moms and babies.  Health Benefits For Moms: -Lowers blood pressure…

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How Increasing Your Water Intake for 30 Days Can Change Your Health

10/01/2015 | WellnessHealthy Eating

Water is an essential part of your body. According to the United States Geological Survey, water makes up the majority of your body. This is why drinking plenty of it has such a positive impact on your overall health. In order to improve your health, set yourself a challenge - drink 1 to 2 more glasses of water per day for a month. If you complete this challenge, here are some positive health changes you might see: Better joint function. According to the Center for Disease Control, water helps your…

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Injury Report Insight: 10/1/2015

10/01/2015 | Injury Report InsightOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

Attention fantasy football fans, a new episode of Injury Report Insight is now available! Listen in to hear IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman discuss key NFL player injuries that affect your fantasy football leagues. Dr. Klitzman analyses NFL players with recent injuries and tells you what you need to know about their recovery timetables. This week’s report and player analysis includes: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle Seahawks…

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