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  • Is a Heart Scan Right for You?

    12/24/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Knowing your heart disease risk factors could save you time, money and heartache. Most of us know that we will reach an age when we need certain universally cringe-worthy health screenings, such as a mammogram to rule out breast cancer or a colonoscopy to look for colon cancer. And when that time finally comes—with a nudge from our family doctor—we grit our teeth and schedule the appointment,… Read More

  • Community Health Assessment Surveys Residents to ID Community’s Greatest Health Needs

    12/15/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Public survey to determine priorities for future community health outreach initiatives. Indiana University Health West Hospital is reaching out to residents in Hendricks County to get their views on the most important health needs in our communities. Resident responses to an IU Health online survey will be used to help the state’s largest healthcare system determine its community benefits strategies… Read More

  • IU Health West Announces Temporary Visitor Restrictions to Help Prevent Spread of Flu

    12/15/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Effective Monday, December 15, at IU Health West Hospital. Indiana is bracing for what is expected to be a severe flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season’s most predominant strain—the H3N2 strain of influenza A—is historically known to cause more hospitalizations and deaths. Indiana University Health is taking the precautionary measure… Read More

  • Tune Up Your Family Recipes Just in Time for Thanksgiving

    11/21/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    When it comes to the tastes of the holidays, we tend to prefer our family favorites. If you are the one who normally supplies a favorite side or dessert, consider substituting ingredients to make it healthier. Luckily, giving those tried-and-true recipes a makeover is a snap. You can modify most recipes simply by reducing the amount of fat, salt and sugar while increasing the fiber. Note: Just because… Read More

  • IU Health West Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission

    11/14/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Indiana University Health West Hospital with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. IU Health West Hospital demonstrated that its program achieves long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. IU Health West underwent a rigorous on-site review on October 15, 2014.… Read More

  • 10 Tips for a Frightfully Safe Halloween

    10/30/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Candy, costumes and trick-or-treating are all standard Halloween fun, but Indiana University Health West Hospital warns that the holiday festivities could result in injury or worse if parents, motorists and children are not careful. According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. The danger lies in darting kids. While they may… Read More

  • Stop the Flu: Getting an Influenza Vaccine Protects You & Your Loved Ones

    10/27/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    We've all seen a lot in the news lately about Ebola - it's definitely top of mind for the news media and a lot of people. At the same time, it's important to remember that there are a number of seasonal illnesses we should be thinking about, and actively working to protect ourselves, our loved ones and the members of our community from - like influenza, to name just one. While the flu may… Read More

  • IU Health West, WZPL & Metropolis Mall Present Dining Out for Pink!

    10/09/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Interested in dinner out tonight? You are invited to participate in the second annual Dining Out for Pink event, a collaboration between IU Health West Hospital, WZPL and Metropolis mall in Plainfield. On Thursday, October 9, if you dine out at one of the participating restaurants at Metropolis, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Be sure to tell them you are Dining… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Presents Third Annual Dragstrip Dash: Saturday, October 25

    10/01/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    The dragstrip at Lucas Oil Raceway regularly plays host to stunning feats of horsepower. This October, runners will get their chance to burn a different kind of rubber at the iconic track in the third annual Dragstrip Dash, presented by First Merchants Bank and Indiana University Health West Hospital. The event will benefit Girls Nite In International. Join us: Dragstrip Dash 5K/10K Saturday, October… Read More

  • Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk? IU Health West Breast Care & Research Center Experts Weigh In

    10/01/2014 | | IU Health West Hospital

    We wear pink ribbons, buy pink t-shirts, even garden with pink-handled garden tools…all in the name of breast cancer awareness. Yet a large study presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium highlighted that roughly one in 10 women genuinely understood the risk for developing breast cancer within her lifetime. At the same time, less than half of study participants had ever discussed breast cancer… Read More

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