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4 Important Health Tips for Former Smokers

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 15, 2017 11:27:25 AM

Did you quit smoking? Congratulations! That’s a huge step toward better lifelong health. Quitting smoking can add up to 10 years to your lifespan and reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and many other health issues.

Now it’s time to address ways you can continue on a healthier path, with the help of Johnson Memorial Health.

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Topics: Wellness

Nutrition Tips for Managing Diabetes

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Mar 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Eating healthy, well-balanced meals is important part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to healthy eating, regular exercise is important for everyone. For those people who have diabetes or who are at high risk for diabetes, diet and exercise is even more important. Balancing what you eat and staying active are key to managing diabetes. 

Having diabetes does not mean that you can't enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as everyone else. You can learn to eat healthful meals, and even include your favorite foods so that you can thrive with diabetes. 

Sometimes it helps to discuss a lifestyle with diabetes with others. We invite you to attend a free support group at Johnson Memorial Hospital

Our internal medicine specialists are also available to answer questions and help you with diabetic care. 

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Diabetes

7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

This time of year most people reflect on the past year and make resolutions or goals to make he new year even better. A lot of times, those new resolutions only last a few days or weeks, and they are thrown by the wayside by the beginning of February. This year, let's set our goals and stick to them! Follow these tips to help you be the best you can be.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Wellness, Health Care

Effects of Social Media on Mental Health & Wellness

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become very popular. One in four people worldwide are using some sort of social media to interact with others. With the uprising of social media sites, there have been many recent studies on the effects of the sites on mental health and wellness.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care, Mental Health

When Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Questioning the diagnosis of your doctor can be an uncomfortable situation. Many people fear they will hurt their doctors feelings or that they may receive worse care because they will be seen as "too picky."

Why Would I Seek a Second Opinion?

A second opinion could be sought for any situation, but usually a second opinion is sought when a patient is looking for different treatment options.

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Topics: Wellness, Health Care

Indy Mini Marathon Training Guide for Beginners

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Dec 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The Indy Mini Marathon is the largest half marathon in the country, and it happens right here in our community. This year, the big event takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. The 13.1 mile course takes you through downtown Indianapolis and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part the 500 Festival leading up to the Indy 500 at the end of the month. There are shorter distance options available including a 5k (3.1 miles), a miler series where you can select a three, six, or ten mile run, and a kids run. This year, there are new challenge options for mini maniacs who want to go the extra mile...or extra 20 miles. Click here to see the details.

image source: 500festival.com One America Mini Marathon

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Topics: Wellness

Remedies and Treatment for Hot Flash Relief

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Nov 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Menopause is a fact of life for all women. One of the biggest complaints of women going through menopause or perimenopause (the time before menopause) is hot flashes. In fact nearly 75% of women say they suffer from this uncomfortable symptom. Women may have hot flashes for up to five years after menopause sets in.

What is a Hot Flash?

A hot flash is a feeling of extreme heat that is not caused by external sources such as the weather. They can even occur during sleep producing night sweats. The cause of hot flashes is unknown, but it's likely due to hormonal changes since it usually occurs during menopausal years. Hot flashes are also common in women who go through abrupt menopause, such as after a hysterectomy. For these women, the hot flashes are often more intense and last longer than those women who go through natural menopause.

For some women, a hot flash is mildly annoying, but for others the intensity may negatively affect their quality of life. During a hot flash, you may feel:

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Topics: Wellness, Senior Health, Women's Health

Fall Treats That Won't Kill Your Nutrition Plan

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 20, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Fall is such a fun time of year! The flavors of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkins just scream "FALL!" don't they? With all the apple picking, pumpkin patches, and trick-or-treating, it can be hard to find treats that fit within your nutrition plan. Pies and candy, while delicious, aren't the healthiest of choices.

Apples and pumpkins are both loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals making them a great part of a healthy diet. Cutting back on the sugary treats, but still enjoying the flavors of fall is a great way to stick to your plan. Everyone has different nutritional needs, but today we will focus on fun and healthy fall treats.

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Topics: Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness

Juicing Fads: Health Benefits or Hoax?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 8, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Juicing. If you search the Internet, you'll find thousands of articles. This shows that it's a popular idea, but does that mean it is the healthiest way to get your fix of fruits and vegetables? You can find articles promoting both sides of the argument. Today, let's focus on what the trusted sources say. Then, you can decide what is right for you and your family.

Juicing Vs. Whole Fruits & Vegetables

While juicing does get you concentrated does of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, it takes out the skin, pith, and peel which is where the fiber and other important nutrients are stored. Some claim juicing

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Topics: Nutrition, Wellness, Health Care

9 Physical Changes That Come With Aging

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Sep 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As we age, our bodies go through a lot of changes. On the outside we change physically, but there are a lot of internal changes that occur too. 

Knowing what to expect and how to slow some of those changes can help you stay as comfortable and active as possible.

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Topics: Wellness, Aging