It’s a word that’s top of mind for people all around the world: coronavirus. What is a coronavirus, anyway? Coronaviruses are a specific type of virus, named for the crown-like spikes on their surfaces (corona meaning “crown”). First identified in the 1960s, many coronaviruses exist, including those that cause the common cold. You may have [...]
This Thanksgiving, All IN for Health encourages you to make healthy decisions! We've teamed up with Rachel Bordogna, a research dietitian from Purdue University, to discuss how families have the potential to incorporate healthier habits into their Thanksgiving celebrations.
Every day in the United States, 2,000 kids under 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette and 300 become daily smokers.
All IN for Health wants you to be healthy at the Indiana State Fair! Today, to coincide with opening day of the fair, we are kicking off a social media photo contest. Join the fun! All you have to do is take photos of your definition of "healthy" at the Indiana State Fair and post [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]