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A Look at a Leader: Lance Barnes

12/09/2016 | Stories

When Lance Barnes entered Oklahoma State University as an undergrad, he thought he wanted to be an engineer. In many ways, engineering was a good fit for his skills and personality: Barnes had a keen interest in problem-solving and an entrepreneurial spirit. But even before his freshman year was over, he knew engineering wasn’t for him. Barnes still liked science, but it wasn’t until he started taking business classes that he realized he’d found the perfect profession: health care…

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Prevent Poisoning This Winter: Tips For Staying Safe This Season

12/07/2016 | Health & Wellness

Winter is officially here, and while home is where the heart is, it can also be a place for poison.  For instance, now that the temperatures have taken a dive, it’s time to turn on and test your furnace or space heater. Turning them on is an obvious tact, but why test them? Faulty heaters are a common source of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. This gas, the leading toxicological cause of death in the country, causes 400 deaths per year. In addition, 20,000 visit the emergency department…

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Diabesity: What You Need to Know About This Growing Condition

12/07/2016 | ConditionsNews & Trends

What do you get when you combine diabetes and obesity? Diabesity. “It’s a term that came to be because of the fact that type 2 diabetes and obesity are very closely intertwined,” says Scott E. Renshaw, M.D., a family medicine physician at Indiana University Health. “Someone who is obese has a greater risk of developing diabetes, and many people with diabetes are obese,” he adds. The term also reinforces the fact that gaining or losing weight can have a major impact on…

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A Robotic Nurse? Yes, And Her Name Is Trina.

12/07/2016 | News & Trends

She changes bed linens and delivers medicine. She takes blood pressure readings, will pick up a glass of water and can turn a patient in a hospital bed. Trina has splendid caregiver skills, but she looks a little intimidating, kind of like a futuristic movie creature. And, in the not so distant future, she just might be working inside a hospital near you. Trina is an acronym, not a name, and it stands for Tele-Robotic Intelligent Nursing Assistant. She is a mechanical robot nurse who conducts her…

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A Look at a Leader: Elisabeth von der Lohe, MD

12/02/2016 | StoriesCardiovascular

In a field full of men, Dr. Elisabeth von der Lohe strives to stand out and stand up for women’s health. Healing and protecting hearts, she says, is a top priority. Indeed, for the past 12 years, the cardiologist has been listed as one of the country’s top physicians in her field. Currently, Dr. von der Lohe is the head of the interventional cardiology and interventional fellowship programs at Indiana University Health. In addition to the traditional surgeries and procedures, Dr. von…

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