• Breaking News: OTC Sleep Aids May Cause Dementia


    Common over-the-counter medications many people depend on for sleep and relief from allergies and gastrointestinal distress appear to increase the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, reports a new study. These medications – which include…  Read More

  • Methodist’s Supreme Greeter


    The people whisk past him with their questions, some barely taking time to look him in the eyes. They climb into his golf cart with their demands. Most don't have a smile for Timothy Holmes. And that's OK. They don't have reason to smile.…  Read More

  • Putting A Shattered Life Back Together


    It was the wee hours of a warm, fall night. Eli Cornwell felt the wind blowing in his face as he hung out the passenger window of his friend's truck. He was flying. At least that's what it felt like and Eli got braver. He climbed out the window…  Read More

  • How Caffeine Can Help—or Hurt—Your Headache


    If you can’t get your brain started in the morning without a big cup of Joe, you know how effective caffeine is as a stimulant. But for people who suffer from migraines or chronic tension headaches, caffeine can also be an extremely effective remedy.…  Read More

  • Mumps Outbreak in Indiana: What You Need to Know


    There were only 229 cases of mumps in 2012, but in 2016, the number of people who’ve contracted the highly contagious virus rose to more than 4,200, the biggest outbreak in a decade. Arkansas has been hit hardest with more than 2,000 cases of mumps,…  Read More

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Regina King’s Battle With High Blood Pressure

01/18/2017 | Health & Wellness Cardiovascular

At 45 years of age, actress Regina King says she has never felt better.  But it wasn’t always that way.  The 2015 Emmy winner for Supporting Actress in “American Crime” and Critics Choice Award Best Supporting Actress for “American Crime” this month, is a veteran of both big and small screen (“Jerry McGuire”, “Enemy of the State”, “Ray).  However, King’s health took an unexpected turn in 2009 when her elevated blood…

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Cryotherapy: Can You Freeze Your Way to Better Health?

01/17/2017 | Health & Wellness News & Trends

Athletes have been known to try almost anything to get an extra edge in both performance and recovery, from protein supplements to steroids to the ancient Chinese art of “cupping,” championed by several Olympic athletes last year. But one new trend has even casual athletes and civilians shivering in their boots: whole-body cryotherapy. Used for several years in Japan to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and now popping up in clinics across the U.S., whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) involves immersing…

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Confused By Cold Medicines? How to Pick the Right Remedy

01/17/2017 | Health & Wellness

Kristen Nichols, PharmD, a pharmacist at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, takes the mystery out of finding the smartest, safest medication for your symptoms. Tip #1: Don’t treat symptoms you don’t have. When you’re faced with so many cold medications to choose from, buying a multi-symptom formula seems like the simplest thing to do. But it’s better for your health—and your wallet—to look for a drug that targets your symptoms, says Nichols:…

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Beat Bloat: Simple Ways to Feel Better

01/17/2017 | ConditionsHealth & Wellness

As anybody who’s suffered from this condition knows, being bloated can be a miserable experience. Trouble is, though, pinpointing the cause isn’t always easy. “What someone calls bloating derives from many sources,” says Matt Grieser, R.D., clinical dietitian at Indiana University Health, adding that it can be caused by gas in the intestines or slow emptying of the stomach. Yet there are ways you can prevent bloating. How? Follow these eight strategies: Consider your medications:…

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Fitbits, Sleep Trackers, Heart Monitors and More: How Helpful Are They?

01/17/2017 | Health & Wellness

Devices that help you track your steps, sleep, and heart rate are more popular than ever before. These wearable tech products, such as the Fitbit, Garmin vivofit band, and Apple Watch are trendy, cool, and seemingly everywhere — but are they worth the effort and money? Does the information you learn through these devices actually help you live a more healthy life? We asked Michael S. Emery, M.D., medical director of the Center for Cardiovascular Care in Athletics at Indiana University Health,…

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