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  • IU Health West Hospital Partners with Local Dentists to Offer Oral Cancer Screenings

    03/20/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    All you have to do is say “Ahhhh!” Indiana University Health West Cancer Center has partnered with dental health professionals around Hendricks County to offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings beginning April 14, and running through April 20. The National Cancer Institute considers “oral, head and neck” cancer as any cancer that arises in the head or neck region, including… Read More

  • IU Health West Hosts Free Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at Highest Risk

    02/25/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Recent studies show that a low-dose CT scan is the leading-edge tool to help physicians spot lung cancer early--or help keep you lung cancer-free if the test shows no evidence of the disease. The Indiana Department of Health reports that lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and Indiana, killing more than 150,000 Americans and approximately 4,000 Hoosiers each… Read More

  • Listen to Your Heart: Hands-Only CPR Saves More Lives

    02/01/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Recent studies show that surviving cardiac arrest with healthy brain function improves dramatically when bystanders focus CPR efforts on chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing. “Out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest affects nearly 300,000 people a year, with roughly only six to eight percent of those people surviving the event,” says Josh Halon, director of cardiovascular… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Opens Second Cardiac Cath Lab

    01/30/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Indiana University Health West Hospital doubled its capacity to provide life-saving heart catheterization and interventional radiology procedures with the addition of a $1 million second interventional suite. Upon final approval from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), the hospital's second heart catheterization lab, or "cath lab," officially opened for business on Tuesday, January 29,… Read More

  • Inaugural Dragstrip Dash Raises $3000 for Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County

    01/09/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    On January 3, organizers from the first-ever Dragstrip Dash gathered at the First Merchants Bank branch in Plainfield to present a check to Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County Executive Director Craig Brighton. Last October, runners got to burn rubber of a different variety at the iconic Lucas Oil Raceway in the inaugural Dragstrip Dash competitive 5K, presented by First Merchants Bank and Indiana… Read More

  • IU Health West Hospital Celebrates First Baby of 2013

    01/02/2013 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Indiana University Health West Hospital has welcomed our first baby of 2013. IU Health West Maternity Center caregivers delivered the year’s first bundle of joy—a baby girl—at 6:29 pm on January 1. Brownsburg’s newest resident, Sloan Elizabeth, surprised her first-time parents, Dane and Erin Shiltz, by arriving a few days ahead of schedule. The baby girl weighed 8 lbs., including… Read More

  • Recipe Revamp: IU Health West Dietitian Offers Practical Tips for Making Over Family Favorites

    12/19/2012 | | 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 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 it’s… Read More

  • Learn How to Extinguish Holiday Heartburn at Free Seminar on November 29

    11/14/2012 | | IU Health West Hospital

    The holiday season equals food…lots and lots of food. Whether your feast features turkey, ham or some other roast beast, food is everywhere and plates get piled high. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's often turn into a food free-for-all, and holiday menus are loaded with foods that are known as top heartburn triggers. If the holiday’s have you reaching for the antacids… Read More

  • Butt Out! IU Health West Offers Quit Kits During Great American Smokeout

    11/12/2012 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Statistics show that 70 percent of smokers want to quit, but may not know how to start…or they may have made unsuccessful attempts in the past. Kicking the tobacco habit is not easy; however, being smoke free can improve day-to-day life substantially. Indiana University Health West Hospital joins the American Cancer Society for the 37th annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 15,… Read More

  • Ten Tips for a Frightfully Safe Halloween

    10/30/2012 | | IU Health West Hospital

    Candy, costumes and trick-or-treating are all standard Halloween fun, but Indiana University Health West Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children warn 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… Read More

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