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  • Breaking News: OTC Sleep Aids May Cause Dementia

    01/10/2017

    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

  • He’s Got Mountains To Climb

    01/20/2017

    The Ford Fairlane was for sale and Steve Wantz wanted it. He was a teenage boy. It was the early 1970s and he needed wheels. Never mind that the car didn't run. Never mind that even if he bought it, Wantz wouldn't be able to drive it home. That…  Read More

  • Compulsive Skin Picking: Experts Explain This Disorder and How to Get Help

    01/13/2017

    For some people, the urge to pick at their skin is impossible to resist—and the effects can be devastating. William Wooden, M.D., a plastic surgeon at Indiana University Health, demystifies this disorder. Most of us are guilty of picking at our…  Read More

  • Methodist’s Supreme Greeter

    01/10/2017

    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

    01/13/2017

    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

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He’s Got Mountains To Climb

01/20/2017 | Stories

The Ford Fairlane was for sale and Steve Wantz wanted it. He was a teenage boy. It was the early 1970s and he needed wheels. Never mind that the car didn't run. Never mind that even if he bought it, Wantz wouldn't be able to drive it home. That car was cheap enough, ugly enough -- and enough of a lemon -- that Wantz could afford it. He'd spent his teenage years working in New Castle, Ind. He worked his family's beef cattle farm, where he was raised. He worked at a laundromat after…

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Vaccines: They’re Not Just For Kids

01/20/2017 | Health & Wellness

If you’re like many adults, you may not have thought about immunizations for yourself in a long time. In fact, the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that adult vaccination rates are low. “In this country, people tend to consider vaccinations a childhood issue because kids are required to get them for school. Beyond school age, few adults have a lot of awareness of the need for vaccinations and why they are important,” says Elaine Cox, M.D, medical…

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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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