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The Self-Check: Know Your “Normal.”

02/20/2017

Self-exams are a tricky subject — there are just so many variables and high potential for misinterpretation. The bottom line: if you see an abnormality, see your doctor. Dr. Kimbre Zahn, with IU Health Physicians Primary Care – Artistry, guides us on the benefits and limitations of self-exams. Learn more There’s no substitute for routine wellness visits and consultation with a medical professional, but it’s important to know what’s normal for your own body. Here are…

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Nutrition Labels 101: What Matters?

02/20/2017

Reading nutrition labels can help you make better food choices whether you’re managing your weight or just trying to eat healthier. While food labels are helpful, it can be hard to know where to focus and what nutrition facts are most important. Personal health circumstances often determine what’s most significant when it comes to reading food labels. For example, a person with high blood pressure should note sodium content, while individuals with diabetes will want to look more closely…

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Staying Active in the Winter

02/20/2017

It’s hard to stay active during long Indiana winters, when it’s cold and gets dark outside early. Throw in some ice and snow, and it’s obvious why we often gain weight and lose our fitness gains over the winter. So, what can we do to keep enjoying the benefits of activity given these challenges? Stay inside: This is a great time to start using that gym membership on your way home from work or during your lunch break. See what classes are offered and add one or two to your weekly…

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A Look at a Leader: Natasha Young

02/20/2017 | Stories

Natasha Young always knew art was going to be a strong component in her life. Indeed, the Program Coordinator of the CompleteLife Creative Arts Therapies program and Cancer Resource Center at Indiana University Health, found her calling early on.   “I’ve always used art and the creative process from an early age to understand my surroundings,” says Young. Through art she found a way to work through her emotions and feel better. Growing up in southern Indiana, Young also became…

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Fight Food Waste: 7 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen and Grocery Bills in Check

02/17/2017 | Food & Diet

Next time you get ready to throw food away, consider this: Between 30 and 40 percent of the food in this country gets pitched, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Not only does that food go into landfills where it generates methane, contributing to climate change, it also affects your bottom line. The average American family reports pitching 640 dollars every year into the garbage, according to a survey by the American Chemistry Council.    Yet whether you’re…

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