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  • ‘Heart-In-A-Box’ Keeps Organ Beating, Pumping Blood Outside Body

    02/24/2017

    The best way to describe it, Dr. I-Wen Wang has found, is to call it a “mini ICU.” A tiny hospital room plucked out of the intensive care unit, complete with monitors and pumps running. A chamber – about the size of a large shoebox –…  Read More

  • How To Handle the Death of A Parent

    02/17/2017

    No matter the age, losing a parent is not easy. Whether it was expected or sudden, nothing can really prepare you for what it feels like once that parent is gone. And, even though every situation is different, the grief over losing a parent must be dealt…  Read More

  • A Look at a Leader: Bizz Grimes, RN

    02/16/2017

    Every day is different for Bizz Grimes, RN, a nurse in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic at Indiana University Health. The clinic treats pregnant women with high-risk diagnoses such as cardiac and neurologic disease and fetal abnormalities.…  Read More

  • President Richard Nixon’s Unplanned Trip to University Hospital

    02/15/2017

    Her visit to Indianapolis started out just splendidly. Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the 25-year-old daughter of President Richard Nixon, was in the city for a meeting at the “Saturday Evening Post,” where she had a part-time gig as an assistant…  Read More

  • Breaking News: Flu Cases Are Skyrocketing—20 Kids Claimed So Far

    02/13/2017

    Flu cases have been sharply spiking across America this week. To date, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that 20 children have died from the flu this year (which is more than in years past). Unfortunately, CDC experts have reported…  Read More

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Why You Should Never Use a Teaspoon to Give Medicine

02/24/2017 | Health & Wellness

Whether you’re giving your six-year-old some children’s ibuprofen for his headache, or you’re sucking down some prescription cough medicine for your own hacking winter cold, getting the correct dosage of a liquid medication can be sometimes be a game of chance—especially if you grab the nearest kitchen spoon. The problem is, spoons designed to stir milk into your coffee or deliver a bite of ice cream into your mouth can vary widely in size—a “teaspoon” can…

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‘Heart-In-A-Box’ Keeps Organ Beating, Pumping Blood Outside Body

02/24/2017 | Cardiovascular

The best way to describe it, Dr. I-Wen Wang has found, is to call it a “mini ICU.” A tiny hospital room plucked out of the intensive care unit, complete with monitors and pumps running. A chamber – about the size of a large shoebox – that a donated heart can live in, kept warm and pumping blood, for hours and hours as it is transported to its recipient. In the world of heart transplants, the ‘heart-in-a-box’ is a game changer and Dr. Wang, a cardiovascular surgeon,…

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Delicious and Quick Pressure Cooker Dinners

02/23/2017 | Food & Diet

Though they were immensely popular in the 1950s, pressure cookers fell out of favor because, though very convenient, they could also be a tad dangerous if used incorrectly. But in the last few years safe, nearly foolproof electric pressure cookers—and in particular “multi-cookers” like the Instant Pot—have worked wonders to turn around the reputation of the humble pressure cooker. It’s hard to argue with the results; dishes that would typically take all day to cook or…

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Why Eating at Night Won’t Make You Fat: Debunking Top Diet Myths

02/22/2017 | Food & Diet

Don’t let false claims stand between you and your goal weight. Allison Sanders, RDN, a clinical dietitian specialist at Indiana University Health, debunks popular weight-loss myths and shares advice that really works. Myth: Eating more protein will help you lose weight. Fact: Protein does play a key role when you’re trying to drop pounds because it helps you feel satisfied and prevents you from losing muscle along with fat. However, most Americans eat enough already—and adding more…

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The Self-Check: Know Your “Normal.”

02/20/2017

Self-exams are a tricky subject — there are just so many variables and high potential for misinterpretation. The bottom line: if you see an abnormality, see your doctor. Dr. Kimbre Zahn, with IU Health Physicians Primary Care – Artistry, guides us on the benefits and limitations of self-exams. Learn more There’s no substitute for routine wellness visits and consultation with a medical professional, but it’s important to know what’s normal for your own body. Here are…

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