Strength Articles

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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July 2015 Bariatric Support Groups

07/01/2015 | Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss

IU Health Bariatrics at IU Health North, Suite 350, Carmel Indiana 46032 Main Office: 317.688.2647 Fax: 317.688.2921 Questions for the Dietitian? Call 317.688.5022 IU Health ~ Bariatric Support Group Information July 6 6:00 p.m.  IU Health North Bariatric, Room K130  6:00 p.m.  IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group July 9 6:00 p.m.  IU Health Arnett Hospital Bariatric & Medical Weight Loss Support Group July 16 9:00 a.m.  IU…

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness: 4 Signs Your Child Might Have Arthritis

07/01/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

When you think of arthritis, a disease that causes painful inflammation around joints, you tend to think of the elderly. The most common forms of arthritis do affect older people, but many types of arthritis affect people under the age of 16. Together, they are referred to as “juvenile arthritis.” According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 300,000 children in the United States suffer from different types of arthritis. So how can you tell if your child has arthritis? Joint pain. The most…

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5 Items to Include for the Healthiest Family Picnic Ever

07/01/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Summer is a good time to get outside. Picnicking is one of the most fun things you can do with your family in the summer. Grab a blanket, some sunblock, and a Frisbee or whiffle ball and bat and head to the park or beach. When you are packing your picnic basket, here are five items you can bring for the healthiest family picnic ever. 1. Chicken Wraps. Instead of the same old sandwiches, make some fresh, tasty chicken wraps. Take roasted or grilled chicken breast, cut it into strips, and add it to…

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Preparing for a Family Camping Trip: 8 Things to Bring

07/01/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and ExerciseSafety & Prevention

It’s summertime and the great outdoors beckon. Before you pack up the family and head for the woods, check your packing list. Make sure you’re taking along everything you need to keep your family safe and healthy while camping. 1. Bug Spray. The woods can be full of mosquitoes, ticks, and other insects. Bring along bug spray to keep from scratching throughout your trip. If possible, try to avoid using bug sprays with DEET, especially on small children. 2. Sunblock. When you…

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