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When To Call: Sore Throat

11/25/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

It’s that time of year when many children develop upper respiratory infections, or the common cold. Your child’s symptoms may often include a sore throat. A sore throat can cause irritation and pain with swallowing. You can help relieve your child’s sore throat pain with over-the-counter pain relievers. Warm liquids, such as chicken noodle soup, may also help. In most cases, a sore throat does not require a trip to see the doctor, and symptoms should go away when the cold subsides.…

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Five Healthy Replacements for Cigarettes

11/24/2014 | WellnessSafety

If you smoke, you’re probably well aware of the dangers. From anti-smoking television commercials to the Surgeon General’s Warning on cigarette packaging, you’ve heard how smoking negatively affects your body. Who needs another article telling you how horrible your habit is? Instead, how about one that helps you kick it? Smoking can be a difficult habit to overcome, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Replacement therapy is a great way to trick yourself into changing an unhealthy…

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3 Ways to Ease the Financial Cost of Caregiving

11/24/2014 | WellnessHome Care

Nearly half of caregivers spend more than $5,000 annually on care for their loved ones, according to a recent survey. Expenses from medications, medical bills, groceries and more, can add up quickly, putting a strain on a caregiver’s mind and budget. There are programs and options to help caregivers get the help they need with providing care and covering the cost. Try these resources to reduce the cost of caregiving. • Explore government programs. Some government programs, including…

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Rehabilitating Our Youth: How Court-Ordered Drug Treatment Works at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is committed to serving all children and teens in the region who struggle with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems, including juvenile offenders. If an adolescent is a good candidate for our program, we can help them complete their court-ordered drug rehabilitation. But more importantly, we can help them get their life back on the right track. Below are answers to the most common questions we receive…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

11/24/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving leftovers are a favorite holiday tradition in some families. Just thinking about that day-after turkey sandwich can make your mouth water. Your kids, however, may not be as excited about eating Thanksgiving leftovers. Leftovers often just don’t seem appealing to kids, especially that foil covered, half-eaten turkey they see sitting in your refrigerator. We talked to Peter Fulgenzi, executive chef at Indiana University Health North Hospital, about how to turn Thanksgiving leftovers…

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Tips for Thanksgiving with Children

11/23/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate family, enjoy a delicious meal and give thanks. A great way to spend time with your children on Thanksgiving is to get them involved in the process of planning and cooking a meal. Here are some tips for getting kids involved and keeping them busy on Thanksgiving: Have your children help plan the meal. Are there certain foods or desserts they would like to eat or help prepare? This can be especially helpful for picky eaters. If they help plan the menu, you can…

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Adolescent Addiction: Common Questions Asked by Parents and Guardians

11/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

The clinical team at the Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health receives many questions from parents and guardians about their child's health, the ENCOMPASS treatment program and what they can do to help their adolescent recover from addiction. We thought it might be helpful to share the answers to some of the most common questions on our blog. Your Questions Answered Question: Should I abstain from drinking if my child is struggling with an addiction…

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Injury Report Weekly โ€“ Week 12

11/20/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Do you want to learn more about common sports injuries? Listen to this week's episode of Injury Report Weekly where IU Health Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Robert Klitzman and certified athletic trainer Brandon Spack analyze key NFL injuries and make recommendations for your fantasy football lineups. This week’s report and analysis includes: Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts - fractured fibula (discussion starts at :52) Dwayne Allen, TE, Indianapolis Colts -…

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Lung Cancer Screenings

11/20/2014 | WellnessCancer

Why is it important to increase awareness for lung cancer? November is lung cancer awareness month, which is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It is responsible for more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined.  In 2013, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital treated nearly 160 cases of lung cancer.  The majority of these cases were advanced stage disease. Why lung cancer screening? The National Cancer Institute found the number of deaths…

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Six Tips to Deal with Stress This Thanksgiving

11/20/2014 | Treatments & ServicesMental Wellness

Thanksgiving is a time when you are truly pressured to perform. As a host or hostess, you challenge yourself to have the perfect Thanksgiving, forgetting the difficulty of family holiday cooperation. However, stress is nothing short of normal; sometimes this holiday can seem to be more of a kin collision course than a time of familial thankfulness. Nonetheless, those who are prepared achieve Thanksgiving triumph. We have a few tips that you can use to be a little more thankful and a lot less stressed…

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