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 [...]
The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health downtown campus is a special place, with its commitment to whole-person health: body, mind, and spirit. The campus includes beautiful light- and art-filled spaces, a rooftop sky farm, and an intentional cleaner, healthier and more energy-efficient environment. In this Indiana University School of Medicine story, meet [...]
Most Indiana residents recognize the name Tyler Trent. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form of bone cancer. Tyler’s legacy as a research advocate started years ago while he was a patient at Riley Children’s Health. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]