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New symptoms? When to call the doctor

06/10/2015 | Latest from our LeadersIU Health Physicians

When aches, pains or other health symptoms develop, it’s natural to ask the question, “should I call the doctor?” It’s often difficult to know which symptoms warrant a visit to your primary care physician. Generally, in non-emergency cases, if a new symptom persists for more than two weeks—and especially if it worsens—it’s advisable to call a physician for guidance. Below are some symptoms that should be evaluated promptly by a primary care doctor: Wheezing;…

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Use it or lose it: the science of aging and exercise

04/15/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports MedicinePhysical Therapy & RehabilitationSenior ServicesWellnessExercise

It’s no secret that regular exercise offers numerous health benefits. Among its many selling points, exercise decreases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and some cancers. It can also ease symptoms of depression and reduce inflammation. If that’s not enough to convince you, then perhaps the downside of a sedentary lifestyle will. Without exercise, our cells become weaker. A steady trickle of chemicals prod your body to decay, according to Trish Stackhouse, PT, a physical…

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