Every day in the United States, 2,000 kids under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette and 300 become daily smokers.
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 [...]
The Indiana Biobank at IU Health was established in 2010, as a resource for scientists to have access to blood and tissue samples, along with patient health information, located in one place (a bank) to conduct research on many diseases and health conditions that affect Hoosiers, in hopes of better understanding and finding solutions. You [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
We are very pleased to announce a technology upgrade to the All IN for Health volunteer registry! You will notice an updated look, including an easy-to-navigate participant dashboard. Among new features: automated matching to studies for which you may be eligible. You'll see these studies listed on your volunteer dashboard. Existing volunteers, your email address [...]
Every way we turn, it seems someone is talking about smoking - or actually smoking. You may have heard that a proposed cigarette tax increase is currently in the Indiana legislature. You have undoubtedly seen or heard endless anti-smoking campaigns throughout your lifetime. Did you know that in 2018, Indiana fell from 38th to 41st [...]
New classes and routines, not to mention social pressures of making new friends and fitting in. The start of a new school year can bring on stress for both parents and children. Ann Lagges, PhD, director of the Psychology Internship Program in the Department of Psychiatry, shares some quick tips to help parents deal with [...]