• Jim Ryser: Methodist Using Chip Behind Ear For Opioid Withdrawal


    A tiny, technology-induced device worn on the ear is a groundbreaking approach to treating the harsh effects of opioid withdrawal. Called NSS2-Bridge, the micro machine was just approved late last week by the Food and Drug Administration. But a few patients…  Read More

  • Methodist’s 900th Lung Transplant: ‘I Woke Up, I Could Breathe’


    He would lug the livestock feed and the sloshing water in 5-gallon buckets, trying to step over beams. He would struggle to lift those bales of hay. David Starner had done this his whole life, raised on a farm in Claypool, Ind. He knew the physical strength…  Read More

  • Pancreatic Cancer Patient: Clothed in Strength


    It was uncharacteristic for Tammy Richardson to nap. The wife, mother, and grandmother had too much to do. But in January, she felt a little fatigue and was having some heartburn. A few days passed and she noticed her urine was discolored. Her family…  Read More

  • Teacher, Translator, Traveler: Meet Nurse Frank


    The way Frank Jimenez sees it, if you’re going to be a great teacher you have to be able to interact with your students. And to be a good nurse, you have to be in tune with the needs of your patients. Jimenez incorporates both professional and personal…  Read More

  • Methodist’s Power Couple


    He’s a toxicologist. She’s in critical care. Both are clinical pharmacists. He’s an intensely organized, quiet guy. She’s OK with a bit of disarray and is definitely outgoing. It sounds so cliché – to say that a couple…  Read More

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One Family, Three Eye Doctors: Ages 90, 59 And 32

11/22/2017 | Stories

The records were kept on paper in filing cabinets, many hand written, some typed up on a typewriter. The contact lenses were hard – like little pieces of glass. Dr. JJ Abrams’ patients, many factory workers on the west side of Indianapolis, paid in cash.   The year was 1950. Dr. Abrams had opened up his first little optometry office at the corner of Belmont Avenue and West Washington Street. He was 22. Years passed. He moved his office two miles west into a little house on West…

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Are You Addicted to Sugar?

11/22/2017 | Food & Diet

We all know we can’t thrive off of donuts and bonbons, but is it true you can be addicted to sugar? As a registered dietitian at Indiana University Health, I work with bariatric patients to help them lose weight in preparation for surgery. In addition to being followed by a team, patients also receive individualized nutrition counseling post-operatively. We work together to identify barriers and solutions throughout their weight loss journey. I also help people reach their health and fitness…

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Gummy Bears to Deer Jerky ‘Big Steve’ Aims To Please

11/22/2017 | Stories

More than once, Steve Schnabel has been stopped after a Pacers game with a request. Strangers mistake him for Larry Bird. Even after Schnabel tells them that he isn’t the basketball super star, fans of the former Boston Celtics NBA champion, still pursue Schnabel as if he were a member of the hall of fame. And to many patients and staff at IU Health University Hospital, Schnabel, a “Shining Star” winner, is a standout in his field. “He is fantastic with patients and he’s…

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Methodist’s Dr. Pohlman Was Trained By First Trauma Doc To Treat JFK

11/21/2017 | Stories

C. James Carrico, M.D., trained IU Health Methodist Hospital trauma surgeon Timothy Pohlman, M.D. Dr. Carrico was the first physician to examine President John F. Kennedy after he was shot on Nov. 22, 1963. Dr. Pohlman gave us the account of that day as told to him many times by his mentor. He lost a coin toss. It was the flip of a penny that sent C. James Carrico to Parkland Memorial Hospital at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1963. Dr. Carrico didn’t want to go. He was a 28-year-old surgical resident…

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5 Ways to Deal With Diabetes During the Holidays

11/20/2017 | ConditionsDiabetes Endocrinology Health & Wellness

Turkey Day is on its way. Here, how to enjoy holiday delights and still stay healthy when you have diabetes. Make sleep a priority. Don’t let the hectic holidays cause you to skimp on sleep, because studies show people who get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to be obese. Moreover, being tired may also make it tougher to control your blood sugar because you may be more likely to make unhealthy choices, such as reaching for sugary or carb-heavy treats, for…

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