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Miscarriage: Facts and Fiction

07/25/2016 | Women's Health

While it may seem that miscarriages are rare, they are actually more common than you think. “Ten to twenty percent of all pregnancies result in miscarriage,” explains Nicole Scott, MD, gynecologist at Indiana University Health. “For women under the age of 35 the rate is about 10 percent, for women ages 35 to 40, the rate is about 20 percent and for women over 40 the rate can be as high as 50 percent.” While many women tend to blame themselves in the aftermath of the news ,…

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Aspire Assist Device:  New Answer to Obesity or Surgically Supported Eating Disorder?

07/25/2016 | Food & DietNews & Trends

As a psychologist working for Indiana University Health’s Charis Center for Eating Disorders, I strive to stay abreast of developments in the world of weight management. That said, upon hearing of the Aspire Assist Device (an FDA-approved weight loss device approved in June), I was intrigued.  The Aspire Assist Device claims to assist patients in losing substantially more weight (12.1 percent vs. 3.6 percent in controls) than those not receiving the device by inserting a tube into the…

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Four Ways With Maple Syrup

07/21/2016 | Food & Diet

Recent research suggests that maple syrup is high in antioxidants, has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents, and might even be able to help manage type 2 diabetes. Just be sure that you’re buying 100 percent pure syrup, not that colored corn syrup on supermarket shelves. Here are some creative ways to put this great ingredient to good use. 1. Consider it in coffee It might sound like a strange flavor pairing, but Vermonters know a thing or two about maple syrup, and using it to sweeten…

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A Look at a Leader: Dr. Larry Cripe

07/21/2016 | StoriesCancer

It was while Larry D. Cripe, M.D., was looking for new leukemia treatments and treating patients with the disease, that he had an epiphany. “I realized I was often taking care of people who were dying,” recalls the Indiana University Health oncologist, “but I didn’t know how to prepare them for what was the most likely outcome.” This revelation led Dr. Cripe, who has been with the hospital since 1995 and is also currently a professor at Indiana University School of Medicine,…

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Four Ways to Use Lemons

07/21/2016 | Food & DietHealth & Wellness

Lemon is a kitchen powerhouse, and there isn't much it doesn't do. It’s one of those rare ingredients that can be sweetened, or used to brighten savory dishes, or turned into a beverage. It’s even an amazing, natural household cleaner. Here are some versatile ways to put this incredible ingredient to good use: 1. Use the peel It’s common to squeeze the juice out of a lemon and toss the peel, but then you can miss out on the great potential of its peel. Use a zester…

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