Health

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 [...]

Learn more about the Indiana Biobank

2019-07-22T15:01:33-04:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Health, Research Spotlight|

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’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 [...]

New and improved All IN for Health volunteer registry

2019-04-18T14:14:16-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Health, Research Spotlight|

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 [...]

Indiana, how do we stop smoking?

2019-02-07T18:26:14-04:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Health, Smoking, Uncategorized, Your Voice|

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 [...]

Back-to-school stress and mental health – IU School of Medicine

2019-07-08T17:15:07-04:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Kids|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

How a new type 1 diabetes therapy for pets also shows promise for long-term reversal of type 1 diabetes in humans – Purdue University

2018-08-28T11:32:44-04:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Research Spotlight|Tags: , , , , |

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you – or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse.   A new diabetes treatment developed by researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University School [...]

Health research creates better system for treating patients with traumatic injuries /University of Notre Dame

2018-08-28T11:48:15-04:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research Spotlight|Tags: , , |

Researchers from Memorial Hospital South and the University of Notre Dame are working together to create better ways to treat patients with traumatic injuries.  Traumatic injuries, or any kind of severe physical injury, are the leading cause of death for people 46 years old and younger in the United States.  Dr. Scott Thomas and Dr. [...]