Category: Health

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Column: A healthy heart for a healthy life

Commentary by Cory Black We often think of cancer as the leading cause of death, but heart disease shortens more lives. And many are not aware, but it is a disease that equally affects...

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Column: Effective ways to manage weight

Commentary by David Pletzer, MD Weight management is a health concern for many adults. Since being overweight and obesity are linked to a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, controlling weight...

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Column: Balance your omegas for a healthier you

Commentary by Cory Black Omega fatty acids are essential for our health and support everything from healthy joints to brain function and a happy mood. Both Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s are considered essential...

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Column: The lack of ‘diet’ in diet soda

Commentary by Cory Black Could a diet soda actually be hurting your diet? All things being equal, substituting diet soda for regular soda when it comes to your waistline might not be any better...

Dr. Kevin Smith, a radiologist and medical staff president for IU North Hospital, and his wife Kathy Smith. (Photo by Jillian Albrecht) 0

Snapshot: IU Health Philanthropy Gala

The inaugural IU Health Philanthropy Gala was a gorgeous event to benefit a worthy cause.  I was lucky enough to attend the event held at the Lucas Oil Estate.  Fabulous items and experiences were...

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IU Health builds China-Japan relationships

China and IU Health? Yes, they’re half-way around the world from each other, but two hospitals – one in Beijing and one in Carmel, Indiana – have developed a close connection. In the summer...

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Riverview Health lifts flu-related visitation restrictions

With flu cases declining in the area, Riverview Health has lifted flu-related visitation restrictions. Normal visitation at the hospital has resumed. These temporary restrictions placed in December were intended to protect patients, families, staff...

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Column: When and how to fight germs

Commentary by Lisa Youngblood, MD, IU Health Physicians Northside Adult & Pediatrics Can there be too much of a good thing when it comes to fighting germs? Antibacterial products like soaps, hand gels, wipes and...