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Helping cancer survivors get “back to life” after treatment with new, free wellness center

2019-07-19T18:27:41-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Cancer, Health, Wellness|

After finishing cancer treatments, many survivors do not know where to turn for guidance about their physical and mental health. The Indiana Cancer Wellness Center is a one-stop-shop for guidance about nutrition, fitness, wellness and other services that people wouldn’t be able to get at a hospital — and it’s free of charge. Researchers at [...]

Online research study offers hope for new fetal alcohol spectrum disorder treatments

2019-07-12T16:25:05-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Kids|

According to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), prenatal alcohol exposure can cause a range of physical, mental, or behavioral effects as well as learning disabilities – with possible lifelong implications. This range of effects means that everyone with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has a different experience. For people with FASD [...]

Faith’s story: managing gestational diabetes for a safe and healthy pregnancy

2019-07-12T16:24:02-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Diabetes, Health, Pregnancy, Research Participant Stories|

Faith Kuntz was glad her doctor tested her for gestational diabetes early when he noticed a significant weight gain during her pregnancy. For the 35-year-old patient, gestational diabetes wasn’t even on her radar. "Gestational diabetes, or diabetes during pregnancy, complicates about one in 12 pregnancies for women in the United States," said David M. Haas, [...]

IU School of Medicine researchers studying causes and prevention of gestational diabetes

2019-07-23T11:26:07-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Adults, Diabetes, Health, Pregnancy|

The Indiana University School of Medicine has begun an exciting new research project examining the causes of diabetes during pregnancy - also known as gestational diabetes - and stopping its transition into Type 2 diabetes, as well as the effectiveness of personalized prevention strategies. Led by an expert team of IU faculty from an array [...]