Category: Health

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Parents need activities, too

Commentary by Kathleen Connelly  As the summer is winding down my family is getting organized for the fall and for us that means signing the kids up for fall activities. Our rule of thumb...

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Helping your child start a new school

From the IU Strength Blog at http://iuhealth.org/blog/ The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but for kids starting a new school, it can also be a time of anxiety. Whether...

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Know contact lens limits

Q: Why do I need to throw away my contact lenses when they feel fine and I clean them every night? – Wayne J., Noblesville. A: I get this question all the time. There truly is a...

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Understanding heartburn, acid reflux and GERD

Commentary by Robert Siwiec, MD, IU Health Physicians Digestive & Liver Disorders – Carmel Heartburn, a burning sensation behind the breastbone, is often considered merely an uncomfortable nuisance. People are sometimes surprised to learn that heartburn...

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A ‘heartfelt thanks’ to golfers

On June 25, Riverview Health Foundation recently hosted more than 200 golfers and 40 volunteers during its 22nd Annual Heartfelt Thanks Golf Tournament at Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville. The event, sponsored by...

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Amenities key for assisted living

Commentary by Ruthann Graham The most recognized trend in assisted living today is “85 is the new 70.” People are waiting longer to move into assisted living. When they decide to make the move,...

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How to pay for your care

Commentary by Wesley A. Young If you are concerned about the high costs associated with long term care now or in the future, nursing home and veterans benefits are available to help cover some...

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Column: Is therapy a bad word in your house?

If you bring up the words therapy or counseling, what is your initial reaction? What about your family or spouse? Do you think the world would be a better place if everyone experienced therapy?...

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Column: Motorcyclists, hear this warning

Commentary by Marty Wood I have been enjoying motorcycling for more years than I care to admit. In addition to the wind in our faces, unobstructed panoramic views and the experience of the road...

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Six ways to stay healthy at the gym

From the IU Strength blog In 2006, defensive lineman Brandon Noble almost lost a leg because of an infection from methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which can spread through locker room contact. Locker rooms are...