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When to Call the Doctor About Your Child’s Cold or Flu

10/17/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

Fall is in full swing, which means some children will start missing school because of colds and flus. While you can often treat your child’s illness at home, it is important to know when you need a physician’s help. You should call your child’s physician if they have: Pre-existing conditions. If your child has asthma or diabetes, a cold or flu can greatly impact their health. Talk to your physician about how to handle their conditions while they are sick. A high fever. Flus…

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Injury Report Weekly – Week 7

10/16/2014 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Are injuries affecting your fantasy football team? Get the latest insights from 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: Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

10/16/2014 | Mental Wellness

There are more than 2.3 million American veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and at least 20 percent of these veterans are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Veterans are not the only sufferers of PTSD, anyone who has been through a traumatic event may suffer from the condition. What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? A mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatizing event with symptoms including severe anxiety, nightmare and flashbacks is categorized as…

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Health Insurance: Your Questions Answered

10/16/2014 | Community

The Affordable Care Act went into effect in March 2010. Since then, there have been sweeping health insurance changes across the nation, leaving many people with questions about their health plans. Some people have lost their former health plans; some people’s plans have undergone changes; and some people have been able to purchase completely new plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period. Perhaps you have been placed in a similar situation with your…

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Survival Guide For Parents During the Teenage Years

10/16/2014 | Family CarePrimary Care

The transition from early adolescence to the teenage years can happen before you know it. One minute your child is 10 years old and wants to spend every waking minute with you. Gradually your child starts getting more and more involved with school and friends and then–bam, just like that they’re teens. Granted not all teens are the same, this age transition is about the time that children start to become more opinionated and strong-minded. While the silver lining is your child is becoming…

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What “comprehensive” certification could mean to you

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health PhysiciansTreatments & ServicesNeuroscience

Recently, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission in partnership with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. “Big deal,” you say? It sure is, and here’s why. Comprehensive Stroke Center is the highest designation awarded by the leading accreditation organizations in stroke. From the Joint Commission website: “The goal of establishing this new level of certification is to recognize…

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Surviving (and thriving) through the teen years

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

Parenting at every stage of a child’s life has trials, but parenting during adolescence poses unique challenges. To help make the teenage years more enjoyable for you and your teen, plan ahead and be informed about adolescent issues so you can begin thinking about how you’ll address them when the time comes. Setting expectations early means there will be fewer surprises – and hopefully less conflict – during the teen years. Other suggestions: Be a good role model. Teenagers…

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Why have a primary care doctor?

10/15/2014 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

You may need to see a doctor if you’re ill or injured, but what if you’re not? Some people who are in apparent good health don’t feel they need to see a primary care physician. The fact is that developing a relationship with a primary care doctor now is an important step in your long-term efforts to stay healthy. A primary care doctor is the first point of contact for most health-related concerns. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute medical conditions, your doctor recommends…

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

10/15/2014 | Family CareExpecting Mothers

While the birth of a new baby is a happy occasion, after delivery many women , between 8 and 19 percent, experience mood swings, anxiety and other symptoms of postpartum depression. After delivering a baby, your body goes through intense physical and emotional changes that can trigger postpartum depression. The condition is much more than just “baby blues.” Women feel long-term, intense problems such as overwhelming fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, irritability and difficulty…

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Coaching reminders for cold-weather runners

10/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It won’t be long until cold weather makes outdoor training a different proposition for running enthusiasts. To help runners prepare for the seasonal transition, we asked Mike Morrison, a sports performance coach at IU Health Sports Performance, to share reminders for training in winter conditions.  Avoid running on ice. “It sounds like common sense, but I see a fair number of people who have to sit out a season because they’ve hurt themselves by falling on ice,” Morrison…

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