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Virtual pets provide support and assistance to people with Alzheimer’s disease

2022-05-24T17:20:59-04:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Research Participant Stories, Research Spotlight, Seniors, Wellness|

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are conducting a study to see how people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can benefit from using a tablet computer that has an artificial intelligence program that looks like a virtual pet. The virtual pet program has been developed by a group of researchers [...]

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement

2022-02-03T19:12:46-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Diabetes, Health, Men, Mental Health, Seniors, Smoking, Uncategorized, Underepresented Populations, Wellness|

Image and content sourced from NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month/slides February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New web app lets public report mask use during COVID-19 pandemic

2020-10-16T16:34:24-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Wellness|

Photo source: maskcount.com The app, known as MaskCount, was created by researchers at Regenstrief Institute and is intended to provide scientists with real-world data and observations having to do with mask compliance and COVID-19. The user-friendly app gives everyone the opportunity to become a “citizen scientist,” by utilizing your own smartphone 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 [...]

Special topic: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

2020-06-22T15:37:49-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Adults, COVID-19, Health, Kids, Wellness|

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 [...]

Go All IN on your Thanksgiving this year with these healthy tips!

2019-11-26T17:32:12-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Health, Wellness|

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.

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