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  • He Has The Heart Of A Champion

    07/21/2017

    “A poster child for chronic disease.” That’s how Dylan Deem, 25, once described himself. But there’s more – he’s an award-winning athlete, he’s a college graduate, he’s an author . . . he’s a survivor.…  Read More

  • Bariatric Surgery: The Candidate

    07/20/2017

    What makes the ideal candidate for bariatric surgery? First comes the terms of insurance. Each insurance company sets specific criteria needed to approve a patient for bariatric surgery. If an individual qualifies, there are other aspects that doctors…  Read More

  • How a Robotic Arm Freed Lisa Foster’s Brain

    07/20/2017

    The first time Lisa Foster felt wobbly she brushed it off. “I just thought I was tired,” the Haubstadt, Indiana resident recalls. But after more bouts of imbalance, a stiff neck and periodic numbness in her face, hands and feet, Foster called…  Read More

  • Patients Are Asking For The Andretti Specialty: A Colonoscopy

    07/18/2017

    These doctors – these gastroenterologists – they are used to being the physicians with the hardest sell. Spend hours cleaning out your colon. Then, come in for some prodding. It doesn’t sound fun. It doesn’t sound pretty. And it’s…  Read More

  • Lullaby At Methodist? It’s Not A Baby Being Born; It’s Better

    07/18/2017

    There is no way not to smile when the sweet melody lilts across the speakers at IU Health Methodist Hospital. A baby was just born in labor and delivery. A new life. A sweet bundle of joy. That’s what people in the hospital say when they hear the…  Read More

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Ask the Expert: Director of Government Affairs at IU Health, Adairius Gardner

07/24/2017 | Stories

Childhood: I’m originally from Gainesville, Georgia. My mother, two sisters and step dad all still reside there. Growing up, I was the middle child, raised by a single mother. I remain close with my family, especially my 80 year old grandmother, Betty Lou. A few years back, she moved from Cincinnati to Indianapolis to live near me. I see her every single day. She is my heart. College: In 1996, I moved to Indianapolis from Georgia to attend Marion University (then called Marion College).…

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“Big Friendly Giant” Loves His Job

07/24/2017

Standing at nearly seven feet tall, Josh Adkins’ blue eyes light up when he talks about his job at IU Health. “My co-workers are what make it worthwhile to come to work. It’s such a great team here,” said Adkins. For four years he has worked with dermatology patients both at University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children. Many return patients recognize him as one of the first faces they see inside the office. “A lot of people ask me if I play basketball and some…

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Fascinating 40-Yr-Old Letter Tells Methodist Staff: Trauma Center Is Coming

07/24/2017 | Stories

It’s typed up, really typed, on a typewriter. A two-page memo sent to the Methodist Hospital staff back in 1977. The letter is fascinating, a glimpse at the beginnings of a trauma center that four decades later is the largest Level I trauma center in the state and one of the busiest in the nation. Richard F. Graffis, M.D., a surgeon at Methodist, wrote that letter 40 years ago. He wanted to let employees know that at a recent medical staff meeting, “clearance was given for the organization…

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Financial health is like any other health: parents set the example.

07/21/2017

Dr. Bryan Leber, with IU Health Physicians – Methodist Medical Plaza South, offers guidance on navigating financial waters. Learn more _____ There are many aspects of wellness — physical, emotional, and financial. What these have in common is that children learn from their parents. From a balanced meal to a balanced checkbook, parents are the primary influencers of future behavior. However, some parents seem to be reticent when discussing money. It may be a case of “don’t…

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Tips for a good night’s sleep

07/21/2017

Tips for a good night’s sleep COMMENTARY by Peter Carey, MD – IU Health Physicians Family & Internal Medicine -- Georgetown Many people often overlook an important factor that contributes to good health—sleep. Quality sleep—or lack of it—affects nearly every aspect of our physical, mental and emotional health. Sleep is fundamental to how well we think, learn, work and get along with others. It helps heal our bodies and can lower the risk for certain diseases and…

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