Category: Health

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Local blood drives in March

Indiana Blood Center is the state’s largest non-profit blood provider, supplying blood components to more than 60 hospitals statewide. In the past month, Indiana Blood Center saw 13,531 volunteer blood donors at its eight...

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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: Focus on daily nutrition habits

By Kathleen Connelly At the beginning of each year, I typically hear the same thing from clients, “I want to lose weight”. Now that we are two months in, some frustrations over this goal...

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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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Sutton uses St.Vincent program to prepare for NFL

By Mark Ambrogi Brian Sutton wants to give himself the best shot to make the NFL. So the former Fishers High School and Bowling Green defensive back took part in a six-week St.Vincent Sports Performance program...

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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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Ageless Grace program comes to Fishers

By Holly Kline Most people know that it’s important to keep the body fit and the mind sharp and the Ageless Grace wellness program is a fun way for people of all ages to...

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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...

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Column: Beware of glaucoma dangers

Commentary by Dr. Tammy Wittmann Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that randomly steal your sight without warning and often without symptoms. In a healthy eye, there is a balance that is achieved...