Category: Health

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Gut check: Is it celiac disease?

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the television host and former “Survivor” contestant, couldn’t figure out what made her sick with unrelenting bloating, cramps and diarrhea. Then while starving as a contestant on “Survivor,” her symptoms...

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Column: A splash of sun helps bones

Commentary by Emily Frank, M.D. Just around the time women come into motherhood, we begin witnessing our mothers and grandmothers suffering broken wrists, hips and spines. As it happens, osteoporosis — the result of...

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Is the flu vaccine safe?

According to an October report from health care watchdog Farmacy, Inc., a Johns Hopkins study released in the British Medical Journal last month is proof enough that everyone should be careful when it comes...

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Column: Enjoy holiday foods with no regrets

Commentary by LeeAnne Nazer, MD, IU Health Physicians Family Medicine – Fishers  Thanksgiving is synonymous with family, football and home-cooked meals. It also signals the beginning of the holiday season – a time when people...

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Eye exams free for 6- to 12-month-olds

Q:  When should my child have her first eye exam?    Terri S., Carmel A:  A child’s first eye exam should be between the ages of 6 and 12 months. Most parents are very...

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Column: Why have a primary care doctor?

Commentary by Lisa Youngblood, MD, IU Health Physicians Northside Adult & Pediatrics You may need to see a doctor if you’re ill or injured, but what if you’re not? Some people who are in apparent good...