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Have a Pacemaker? Protect Yourself From These Surprising Risks

04/28/2016

Thousands of Americans currently rely on pacemakers to protect their hearts. These small, battery-operated implants help the heart beat in a regular rhythm by emitting a series of electric pulses. But, as the technology surrounding us changes at a rapid pace, there are some risks you should know about. Cell phones: Experts say these phones have the potential to interfere with a pacemaker’s function when carried too close to the heart. “Cell phones can result in electromagnetic interference…

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Orthexia: When “Clean Eating” Becomes a Problem

04/28/2016

These days, many people are making the decision to improve their eating habits by choosing more “whole” foods like produce, and avoiding processed foods. But for some, this type of “clean eating” can be taken to an unhealthy extreme. The result is an eating disorder commonly known as “orthexia,” which involves becoming fixated on and obsessed with the quality and purity of food. “We’re seeing more and more of this eating disorder,” says Dr. Anne…

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Jason Gilbert is Nurse Leader by Day, Symphonic Choir Singer by Night

04/28/2016

Who knew that IU Health Methodist Hospital Associate Chief Nursing Officer Jason Gilbert has the voice of an angel?  Those close to him will quickly raise their hands in acknowledgment, but others might be surprised to learn that the guy heading up 24-hour operations at IU Health's largest and busiest hospital ALSO makes time each week to sing. Beautifully. With the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.  "I find it to be a great stress relief," Gilbert says of his passion for voice practice…

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Food Before Bed: What to Offer Kids and When to Hold Back

04/28/2016

What your child eats before lights out and when she has a snack can sometimes affect how well she sleeps. This is important: The National Sleep Foundation says school-age kids need between 9 and 11 hours of quality sleep each night, preschoolers should log 10 to 13 hours, and toddlers thrive best when they get between 11 and 14 hours of shut-eye. Too little sleep can have an impact on a child’s physical and mental development, her mood, her behavior, and how well she’s able to learn in…

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Injury Report Insight: 4/28/2016

04/28/2016 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicineWellnessInjury Report Insight

In this episode of Injury Report Insight, IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman shares his thoughts on Golden State Warrior and NBA star Steph Curry's knee injury. Dr. Klitzman also discusses LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin and his quad injury as well as point guard Chris Paul's broken hand. Dr. Klitzman breaks down each injury and provides insight into the recovery process and timetables each athlete with face. Listen in! Previous Episodes Injury Report Insight:…

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Diabetes and Foot Management

04/27/2016 | Pain ManagementDiabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes and Foot Management: Knowing the Signs of Unhealthy Feet. Nearly 29.1 million people in the United States are patients with diabetes. Unfortunately, an average of 180 amputations are done a day in the United States on patients with diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is the seventh highest cause of death in the United States. Why is an amputation sometimes necessary? An amputation is necessary when a foot ulcer develops into a non-healing wound. A foot ulcer…

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Toss Up One of These Satisfying Salads

04/27/2016

Eating a healthy, veggie-rich meal doesn’t have to mean picking at a few sad leaves of lettuce and then listening to your stomach grumble for a steak. These four salads are so full of hearty, belly-filling ingredients; you may even want to skip dessert. Broccoli and Walnut Salad Ingredients 3 cups roughly chopped broccoli florets ½ medium head cauliflower, roughly chopped 1 cup raisins 3/4 cup chopped onions 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4…

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What To Do If Your Child Has a Seizure: Triggers and Tactics To Help You Cope

04/27/2016

Watching your child have a seizure is one of the scariest things a parent can witness. But seizures are actually quite common. “Seizures happen when the brain has a sudden disruption of electrical activity in which cells are misfiring too much at the same time,” explains Stephanie Jackson, M.D., a pediatric neurologist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. This can cause uncontrollable shaking—either all over the body or just in one part of the body. One seizure…

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Can Reusable Grocery Bags Make You Sick? The Answer May Surprise You

04/27/2016

Carrying your groceries in reusable bags is excellent for the environment, but the bags could be a potential breeding ground for bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella if you’re not careful. To help you handle reusable grocery bags safely, Adam N. Karcz, MPH, CPH, CIC, an infection preventionist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, offers these tips:                      Wrap raw meat in an extra bag. “Even…

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A Look at a Leader: Dan Evans

04/27/2016

When Dan Evans walks into a room, you know it. His confident stride and firm handshake command a silent respect and when you hear his work history, you’re not surprised why. Evans could possibly be the only CEO of a major U.S. hospital system who can boast of being born in one of their own hospital’s maternity wards (in his case the year was 1949 at Methodist Hospital) and his family’s legacy lingers in the buildings. Evans is the fifth generation in his family to serve…

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