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  • It’s A Family Thing

    05/25/2017

    His greatest fear:  Going inside a burning building. His greatest adrenaline rush: Going inside a burning building. Colin Campbell, 23, never knows if he’s going to survive his workday. Like most emergency medical service workers, he sits and…  Read More

  • She Gives Hope To The Helpless

    05/25/2017

    Domestic violence. Child abuse. Sex trafficking. The words echo through the room like mortar spraying through a combat zone. Barbra Bachmeier has experienced both – mortar spraying through a combat zone and unthinkable acts of violence and abuse.…  Read More

  • Fiddler Climbed a Mountain, Came Down the Other Side

    05/19/2017

    “There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.” Flat on her back on her bed in IU Health Simon Cancer Center, Charlette Jones sings…  Read More

  • The Liquid Flowing Out Of His Ear? It Was Brain And Spinal Fluid.

    05/15/2017

    At first, he thought it was the showers, those nighttime showers. Maybe he was getting too much water in his ear. Mark Hoffman would wake up in the morning to find a pool of liquid saturating his pillow. He started wearing earplugs in the shower, but…  Read More

  • He Survived: Three Strokes, One Month

    05/18/2017

    It was 5:30 a.m. and Gary Anderson woke up to start his day working as a service technician at Hamm & Sons plumbing, a 30-minute commute from his south side home. It was going to be a normal day. But as he eased into his routine, Anderson began to…  Read More

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She Gives Hope To The Helpless

05/25/2017 | Stories

Domestic violence. Child abuse. Sex trafficking. The words echo through the room like mortar spraying through a combat zone. Barbra Bachmeier has experienced both – mortar spraying through a combat zone and unthinkable acts of violence and abuse. A nurse practitioner at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Bachmeier served nearly three decades with the U.S. Army National Guard and was called into active duty three times with tours in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Iraq. She was in the middle of obtaining a law…

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Would You Ignore a “Warning Stroke?”

05/25/2017 | Health & Wellness Neuroscience

Fact: As many as 1 in 3 Americans experience signs of a “mini-stroke”—symptoms that may warn of an approaching, full-blown stroke. Sadly, only 3 percent of people having those symptoms take the recommended action, according to a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). It’s not like the signs are easy to ignore: they come on suddenly and may include severe headaches, trouble walking, dizziness, and loss of balance or coordination.…

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It’s A Family Thing

05/25/2017 | Stories

His greatest fear:  Going inside a burning building. His greatest adrenaline rush: Going inside a burning building. Colin Campbell, 23, never knows if he’s going to survive his workday. Like most emergency medical service workers, he sits and waits for the next call. Going into the fog of the unknown is all in day’s work. He never leaves the house without three things: His dog tags, a cross, and “the fireman’s prayer” tucked inside his helmet. During this EMS Week,…

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Achy Joints? Prevent Pain with These Expert Tips

05/25/2017 | Health & Wellness Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Have achy joints? Though some discomfort is natural due to age, in many cases, it may also be a case of move it or lose it when it comes to joint mobility. “Keep joints moving on a consistent basis enhances cartilage health and nutrition to minimize degenerative changes,” says Lucian C. Warth, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana University Health. “Stretching is important to maintain motion and ensure that the joint is functioning optimally; this will minimize stress transferred…

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UFE: an effective, less invasive treatment for uterine fibroids

05/23/2017

COMMENTARY by Ramon G. Halum, MD – IU Health Physicians Radiology  Uterine fibroids, benign lumps that form on the uterus, can cause a variety of symptoms for women, including debilitating cramping and heavy menstrual periods, painful intercourse, and the urge to urinate. For premenopausal women experiencing symptoms and who do not plan to have children, uterine fibroid embolization is an effective minimally invasive treatment to help women regain quality of life. A non-surgical treatment,…

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