IU Health Articles

Kendra Perry

11/26/2014 | Gastroenterology

When Kendra Perry lived in Florida 12 years ago, she started to feel sickly. Each day, she was overcome with fatigue. Each day, she didn’t know why she was in so much pain. Each day, she felt terrible. At the time, the 27-year-old was coaching her son’s baseball and soccer team. She played…

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Adam Berkemeier

11/26/2014 | Neurology & Neurosurgery

Adam Berkemeier’s never been one to shy away from working hard to get a job done. It’s a trait that led him to excel as a football and baseball player at his Rushville, Indiana, high school, and then as a member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne. Serving his country as a paratrooper, he found…

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Ron Christensen

11/26/2014 | Ear, Nose & Throat

For 73-year-old Ron Christensen, retirement hasn’t meant settling into a recliner. The former banker says he’s always been in good health and admits he likes being on the go. “I’m an active person,” says the lifelong Indianapolis resident. “I’m out and about…

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Derrick Nelson

08/11/2014 | Heart & Vascular

If Derrick Nelson ever had to pick a lucky number, he’d likely have to go with a trio—11-12-13. The numbers mark the date the 22-year-old’s life took a sharp, life-saving turn when he underwent a heart transplant. “I will never forget that date,” says Derrick. It was a new…

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07/22/2014 | Cancer

After being diagnosed with a form of leukemia, Teresa is living with her cancer by doing what she loves and spending time with family. See how Teresa, with the help of our highly skilled physicians, is making the most of every minute.

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Steve Jensen

06/18/2014 | Heart & Vascular

It’s tough to catch 42-year-old Steve Jensen off guard. After unexpectedly waking up in a hospital bed two times—once after a motorcycle accident and once after life-saving heart surgery—there’s not much that will throw him off. “Waking up in a hospital bed isn’t foreign…

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Leah Snider

06/18/2014 |

In May 2012, Leah Snider was caught in the whirlwind that comes with being a high school senior—choosing a college, planning for prom and graduation, doubling down to get through classes and exams. Although the West Bloomfield, Mich., student had crossed one important task off the to-do list—she…

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Ed Hines

06/05/2014 | CancerUrology

Proton therapy helps Ed Hines end a family legacy Ed Hines, from Spencer, Ind., comes from good, hearty stock—a line of men who’ve lived long, productive lives. His grandfather was still walking to work every day at the insurance agency he and his son owned, until he died when he was just…

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Carol Hill

05/21/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Carol Hill knows all too well that no matter how bad your day seems to be going, it can always be worse; the 58-year-old Indianapolis resident points to a day in October 2012 as proof. Despite taking a few days off work and going to the doctor, she returned to work, still not feeling well. She was under…

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Rob Serbent

05/13/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Rob Serbent, from Nashville, Ind., knows how it feels to be healthy and strong. An avid mountain biker, the 47-year-old says until 2009, it’s all he’d ever known. “I’d never been sick in my life and had always been active and healthy,” says Rob, who works in technology services…

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