• Insider Advice from Breast Cancer Experts


    Indiana University Health specialists provide insightful perspective on screening, symptoms, and more. Know the signs of breast cancer don’t instantly panicking if you spot one. By now you probably know that most lumps don’t turn out to be…  Read More

  • The Brain Tumor She Never Saw Coming: One Patient’s Touching Tale


    When Mary Lynn Woods began to lose peripheral vision in her left eye in March 2015, she couldn’t imagine what was wrong. The specialists she saw attributed it to aging—Woods was 74 years old at the time—but she had a hard time believing…  Read More

  • A Look at a Leader: Theresa Guise, MD


    Theresa Guise has loved animals ever since she was a child growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Science was one of her favorite subjects, so it’s not surprising that she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. That was until she met with her high school…  Read More

  • Cancer Care That Goes Above and Beyond: One Patient Shares Her Story


    At Indiana University Health, providing comprehensive, top-notch cancer treatment means nurturing the patient’s mind as well as healing the body. When Carmon Weaver Hicks was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2006, she was in a state of…  Read More

  • Fall Diet Traps That Can Make You Fat


    For many of us, the end of summer and early autumn can bring the start of winter weight gain. But you don’t have to resign yourself to a bigger pants’ size this season: Making a few changes can ensure the scale doesn’t shift upwards.…  Read More

  • From Chili to Pancakes: Perfect Pumpkin Recipes


    Pumpkin is a quintessential flavor this season, but there are so many ways to enjoy this healthy gourd beyond pie and store-bought coffee concoctions. Pumpkin also packs a nutritional punch, making it an even more worthy addition to your diet—it’s…  Read More

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Burn More Calories While Walking: Expert Tips to Enhance Your Workout

10/20/2016 | Health & Wellness

Walking is potentially one of the easiest exercise routines to fit into your daily life. But learning to stride right can boost your workout benefits by a mile. “Walking with proper form will not only increase the amount of calories burned, but also prevent any strains, overuse, or fatigue injuries,” says Stacey Hall, a physical therapist for Indiana University Health.  “This is true with both walking for exercise and walking in daily life…the better your form when walking…

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Sandra Lee Discusses Her Battle with Breast Cancer

10/20/2016 | StoriesCancer

Food Network star and celebrity chef, Sandra Lee, had just completed a photo shoot for People magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ issue on March 27, 2015, when her telephone rang.  It was her doctor telling her she had breast cancer.  Lee was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive cancer contained in the milk ducts after a routine mammogram.  She immediately opted to undergo a lumpectomy, “but then I was told they did not have clean margins,”…

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A Look at a Leader: Brandt Carter

10/20/2016 | Stories

In her role as an instructional designer, Carter creates the learning materials that help Indiana University Health staffers perfect their leadership skills. But people aren’t the ones who benefit from her gift for education. If you visit Brandt Carter at her office in the human resources department at Indiana University Health, you might find her with one of her star pupils by her side. No, it won’t be one of the many doctors and nurses who have attended the leadership training courses…

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Take a Digital Detox: Why You Need to Take a Break From Electronic Devices

10/20/2016 | Health & Wellness

It’s no secret that Americans are addicted to their screens. From smartphones to tablets, you name it and Americans are eating them up. Just how much? Adults consume almost 11 hours a day of electronic media, which includes TV, smartphones and computers, according to a Nielsen report.  Yet being too connected comes with serious consequences. Not only could it lead to physical problems like weight gain, sleep issues, headaches, backaches and carpal tunnel syndrome, you also risk experiencing…

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Good News: Not All Breast Lumps and Bumps Are Cancer

10/18/2016 | Cancer

It’s a moment all women fear—you’re in the shower or putting on a bra, and all of sudden you feel a bump in your breast that wasn’t there before. The first thing to keep in mind is that most breast lumps are benign (noncancerous). “It is very common for women to have small lumps and bumps within the breast tissue, especially premenopausal women,” says Kandice Ludwig, MD, a breast surgeon at Indiana University Health. “As you age and go through menopause,…

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