Category: Health

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Column: Happy Planks-giving

  Commentary by Kara Babcock With the delicious food fest called Thanksgiving fast approaching, that means many of us (myself included!) will be indulging in many sweet and savory foods such as mashed potatoes,...

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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...