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Four Ways With Salt

07/29/2016 | Health & Wellness

From eliminating stains to creative culinary applications, there’s more to salt than seasoning. 1. Cleaning Salt is a natural yet gentle abrasive, which makes it an incredible, all natural cleaning product. It’s the best way to get stubborn bits off of your cast iron pans without damaging them. Simply sprinkle coarse salt in the pan and use a paper towel dipped in a bit of oil to scrub. Rinse and dry thoroughly. Salt is also great for shining brass and copper without scratching the…

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Tasty, Grilled Veggies: Two Simple Recipes to Try at Your Next BBQ

07/28/2016 | Food & Diet

Take advantage of the hot grill to whip up some tasty veggie sides that everyone is sure to devour. It’s a great way to increase your vegetable intake and make your next cook-out that much healthier (while adding plenty of fiber to the meal). As always, you can use a grill pan over a hot stove if you don’t have a grill. Grilled Corn on the Cob There are two schools of thought when it comes to grilling corn on the cob—husks on or husks off. If you prefer a simpler, steamed flavor,…

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Being Bullied at Work? Here’s How to Fight Back

07/28/2016 | Health & Wellness

Statistics show 1 in 4 American workers have been bullied on the job, and countless others have witnessed abusive behavior in the workplace. “Workplace bullying can be overt or subtle,” explains Anne Gilbert, a psychiatrist with Indiana University Health. Usually, it’s not a physical threat. “It tends to largely be verbal, and can revolve around taking credit for what you do, or putting your performance down,” says Gilbert. Workplace bullying is typically considered…

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The Truth About Supplements

07/27/2016 | Food & DietHealth & Wellness

More than half of Americans take dietary supplements regularly, according to recent research. In fact, sales of supplements in the United States in 2014 were estimated at a whopping $36.7 billion, per the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But are these supplements beneficial for your health? Research continues to be mixed at best. That’s why we asked Terri Shelton, RPh, pharmacist at Indiana University Health, to give us some solid advice on five commonly used supplements. Multivitamins…

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Suffering From Stomach Pain?  How to Tell When it’s Serious

07/27/2016 | ConditionsHealth & Wellness

Stomach disorders can be serious, especially if they go untreated. “A proper diagnosis needs to be made by a doctor, preferable a GI doctor,” notes Monika Fischer, M.D. who specializes in gastroenterology, at Indiana University Health. To obtain a proper diagnosis, she notes that doctors will typically run tests (including testing your stool), take a family history and complete a thorough physical exam. Below, a breakdown of several, common stomach conditions: Irritable Bowel Syndrome…

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