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Indiana University Partners with Indiana cities to address risks posed by summer heat

2021-07-08T14:12:29-04:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Health, Underepresented Populations, Wellness|

The hottest weeks of the year are just around the corner, and thanks to a collaboration with Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, a pair of Indiana cities are now able to study high heat’s effect on residents in order to develop local strategies [...]

Indiana Myeloma Registry seeking new study participants

2021-03-10T08:03:04-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Cancer, Health|

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a rare type of blood cancer. It is also one of the areas of focus of the IU Precision Health Initiative. Researchers at IU School of Medicine have been studying ways to treat and prevent the disease, and the Indiana Myeloma Registry is seeking participants [...]

Can prebiotics help improve insulin production for kids with type 1 diabetes?

2021-01-13T15:40:02-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Diabetes, Research Spotlight, Wellness|

That’s the question researcher Heba Ismail is trying to answer. Ismail is a type 1 diabetes researcher and clinical pediatric endocrinologist. She is currently recruiting people between the ages of 12-16 who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in her study. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that attacks the [...]

Virtual Miles for Myeloma event raises thousands of dollars for cancer research

2020-11-17T21:42:58-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, COVID-19, Health|

The Miles for Myeloma team hosted its 16th annual event in October. This year’s ride was virtual due to COVID-19, but that didn’t slow anyone down. The Miles for Myeloma event is typically a bike ride across the state of Indiana designed to raise awareness for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that [...]

Precision Health Initiative study successful in recruiting patients in Evansville

2020-11-09T16:37:39-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Health|

A study team that first opened its recruitment in southern Indiana earlier this year has seen growth in patient enrollment over the last eight months. The study, conducted in Evansville and known as Hoosier Moms, looks at pregnant women in order to understand the risks that go along with gestational diabetes, and also aims [...]

Cancer wellness center supports Indiana survivors

2020-08-25T12:53:01-04:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Adults, Cancer|

In the United States, there are over 16.9 million people who have had a diagnosis of cancer and are still living with it or are cancer-free. There are around 300,000 survivors living in Indiana. The Karuna Precision Wellness Center offers a number of cancer-related services to help support survivors in Indiana who are searching for [...]

The importance of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020-10-06T00:31:09-04:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Health|

Image source: Eric Rudd, images.iu.edu In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is very important to protect yourself and those around you in order to stay healthy. The CDC recommends that people wear cloth masks in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household. Cloth masks should be [...]

Recovered from COVID-19? Your blood can support research.

2020-05-13T17:13:55-04:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Adults, COVID-19, Health, Indiana Biobank, Research Spotlight, Uncategorized|

As researchers all over the world continue efforts learn more about the coronavirus and its resulting disease, COVID-19, the Indiana Biobank is offering a new opportunity for the public to help - by donating blood. The Indiana University School of Medicine is asking all Indiana residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood [...]

We’ve partnered with WFYI to share the importance of health research!

2020-04-30T09:44:50-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Health, Uncategorized|

Have you heard? Our first-ever public media advertising campaign is now on the air, in partnership with our friends at WFYI Indianapolis. Check it out on WFYI local TV broadcast channels, FM 90.1, and streaming on WFYI.org. We’re excited to share this message broadly: Indiana, there has never been a more important time to [...]

Boost your brain health!

2020-04-10T15:24:37-04:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Adults, Health, Mental Health, Wellness|

Brain awareness week is recognized every March, but it is important every month, as a way to celebrate and promote positive brain health practices and research. During this time of remoteness, it is essential to remember to take breaks for your brain! What exactly is a 'healthy brain'? The American Heart Association says a healthy [...]

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