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  • Understanding Heart Screenings for Your Young Athlete

    11/18/2013 | Everyday WellnessPlay and ExerciseSafety & PreventionTreatmentsHeart

    Soccer. Baseball. Basketball. Gymnastics. If your child plans to participate in an organized sport activity, they’ll need more than just the required gear and equipment; They’ll also need a yearly physical exam. While an annual physical is fairly comprehensive, your physician may recommend additional screening for heart-related issues. As part of your child’s sports physical exam,…

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  • Cholesterol and Your Child

    11/13/2013 | Everyday WellnessPlay and ExerciseSafety & PreventionDiabetes & EndocrinologyHeart

    As adults, we know we need to watch our cholesterol in order to maintain good health. But did you know that children can have high cholesterol, too? As a parent, you can take steps today to monitor your child’s cholesterol and reduce your child’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. How Do I Know if My Child Has High Cholesterol? Your child can have a simple blood to…

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  • Newborn Heart Screenings: Peace of Mind

    11/11/2013 | Family CareCare for NewbornsTreatmentsHeart

    If you’re expecting a baby, you are hoping to leave the hospital with a healthy baby in tow. One way health care providers are helping ensure your baby is healthy and strong enough to go home is through routine newborn heart screenings. As part of Indiana law, all newborns are required to have blood oxygen levels tested before leaving the hospital. A pulse oximetry test will be performed on your…

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  • Meet Our Roving Reporter

    05/02/2013 | CommunityEventsTreatmentsHeart

    Riley Patient Bailey Hunsberger Will Bring Us All the Action, Live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway When the Indy 500 takes off on May 26, Bailey Hunsberger will already be a regular behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Bailey, a Junior at Indiana University studying microbiology, will act as Roving Reporter from Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, interviewing drivers, taking…

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  • Hope for Our Smallest Heart Patients

    04/29/2013 | Family CareCare for NewbornsTreatmentsHeart

    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health celebrates a decade of helping patients with the Berlin Heart. Severe heart failure is scary at any age, but it can be especially difficult for children. Thanks to the Berlin Heart, a mechanical heart support system designed especially for children, pediatric heart patients have the same access to lifesaving technology as adults. The Berlin Heart works by taking…

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