HEALTHY LIVING:  Dosing Delusion

HEALTHY LIVING: Dosing Delusion

Parents administering liquid medication to their kids should use more accurate measuring tools. New York University researchers discovered that parents may be accidentally giving their kids more than double the recommended amount of liquid medication. Researchers found that four out of every five parents make at least one dosing error when filling a dosing cup with the correct…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Job Happiness


More than half of Americans are dissatisfied with their job, according to the Conference Board research group. People strive for three basic elements in their day-to-day lives, which include control over their life, positive social interactions, and finding joy and meaning with how their time is spent. For most people, job dissatisfaction isn’t the job…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Kids and Sports

HEALTHY LIVING: Kids and Sports

Children who attempt to specialize solely in one sport are at higher risk for adulthood injuries, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Injuries related to muscle overuse are preventable and the risks increase if children do not diversify the sports they participate in. For children, sports are intended for enjoyment and are supposed to…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Back-To-School Basics

HEALTHY LIVING: Back-To-School Basics

As school-age children prepare to return to school, it’s important to make the back-to-school transition as comfortable as possible for your child. Here are some tips to help make back-to-school season more manageable and less stressful. IMPLEMENT A BEDTIME AND WAKE-UP ROUTINE A FEW WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL:  Getting your child into the…

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Healthy Living:  Escaping Emails

Healthy Living: Escaping Emails

Expecting employees to constantly check emails after the workday disrupts a healthy work-family balance, according to researchers. Bosses who expect employees to always be on call after work typically cause more harm than good to their employees. The anticipation of expecting work emails after the workday concludes creates physical and emotional exhaustion in employees. Although…

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Healthy Living:  Gluten Allergies

Healthy Living: Gluten Allergies

A gluten-free diet is a personal choice for some people, but it is also a medical need for others. Those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease rely on a gluten-free diet to avoid health complications. A 100 percent gluten-free diet remains the only treatment for gluten-related conditions. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley,…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  What is Physiatry?

HEALTHY LIVING: What is Physiatry?

The field of physiatry enhances thousands of people’s daily lives, but several misunderstandings still exist about what medical conditions a physiatrist can treat. Physiatry is a medical specialty that began approximately 60 years ago and has helped people live with conditions that were once deemed deadly. The specialty involves physical medicine and rehabilitation, focusing mainly on the…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Walking Meetings

HEALTHY LIVING: Walking Meetings

Desk jobs, for the most part, require sitting in a chair with little physical activity, but there is still a way to be productive and physically active in the work environment. Walking meetings are an office activity that can add 10 minutes of physical activity to each workday. In a study conducted by the Miller…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Healthy Fats Reduce Risks

HEALTHY LIVING: Healthy Fats Reduce Risks

In the past, doctors typically advised patients against consuming a high-fat diet to stay healthy, but a recent study argues against that advice. According to recent study published in “Annals of Internal Medicine,” the Mediterranean diet is said to be one of the healthier diets throughout the world, even if it does contains a higher…

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Healthy Living:  Overeating Blocks Hormone

Healthy Living: Overeating Blocks Hormone

Research finds that overeating leads a person to eat more because the hormone signaling the feeling of fullness is blocked. A study at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa., found that overeating blocks a hormone in the body that tells the brain the body has consumed too much. Researchers put several mice on a high-calorie diet…

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Healthy Living:  Exercise and ADHD

Healthy Living: Exercise and ADHD

Daily exercise can help battle attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults, according to a University of Georgia study. Approximately 6 percent of adults report experiencing symptoms that are consistent with an ADHD diagnoses. Those who have the disorder tend to have a low attention span for cognitive tasks and show signs of anxiety, depression, low energy,…

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Healthy Living:  Firework Safety

Healthy Living: Firework Safety

July 4, 2016, marks the United States’ 240th anniversary since it declared independence from Great Britain. Indiana Physician Group understands the meaning and importance of this holiday, but we want to help you be as safe as you can this Independence Day. One of the leading causes of emergency room visits on Independence Day is by…

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