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Spring House Calls: Medical Students Assist Homeowners With Yard Work

April 10, 2012 -- A sign of spring is yard work and, for the past 17 years, the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Spring House Calls. That’s the day medical students take trowel and rake in hand and provide free lawn maintenance for elderly, disabled and minority homeowners in near Westside neighborhoods.  read more...

University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health joins Indiana University’s AMPATH Consortium

April 24, 2012 -- The University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health is now a full member of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium, led by Indiana University School of Medicine.  read more...

Hip ‘Little Book’ gives teens the straight dope on important stuff

May 1, 2012 -- “The Little Book About a Whole Lot of Stuff” is packed with useful information and important messages for adolescents.  read more...

Indiana University cardiologist reports stun guns can result in sudden cardiac arrest and death

May 2, 2012 -- A review of case reports published April 30 in the journal Circulation indicates that being shocked in the chest with an electronic control device or stun gun can result in sudden cardiac arrest.  read more...

Glick Eye Institute celebrates opening of clinic at Witham Health Services

May 22, 2012 -- Opening celebrations for a new eye clinic at Witham Health Services staffed by faculty members from the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute are set for Wednesday at the Lebanon clinic. Vision care services will be provided in the North Pavilion, offering convenience to local residents.  read more...

State grants help Indiana University center spread wellness for women

June 4, 2012 -- The Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health has been awarded two grants from the Indiana State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Division. Totaling nearly $400,000, the grants focus on pregnancy prevention, with one geared specifically for pregnant and parenting teens called Healthy Mothers 1st.  read more...

2012 Memory University begins June 7

June 5, 2012 -- The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center at Indiana University School of Medicine will present the fourth annual Memory University from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays in June in the auditorium at Riley Outpatient Center, 575 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis.  read more...

Ophthalmologist says leave fireworks to the professionals this year

June 22, 2012 -- This year, leave the fireworks to the professionals, suggests Jennifer Eikenberry, M.D., a comprehensive ophthalmologist at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine.  read more...

Pediatric ophthalmologist designs vision screening kit for schools, physicians

July 16, 2012 -- Daniel Neely, M.D., treats children in his pediatric ophthalmology clinic for vision problems ranging from amblyopia and strabismus to cataracts and retinoblastoma. By the time children reach his exam chair, they could be at risk for serious eye conditions.  read more...

Third Ride to Remember honors Wishard palliative care patients

July 16, 2012 -- The Wishard Palliative Care Program will embark on a third Ride to Remember on July 21 in memory of the nearly 5,000 patients served by the program since it started in 1998, including about 400 patients in the past year.  read more...

IU Simon Cancer Center’s summer program exposes students to possible cancer research careers

August 9, 2012 -- Nine students spent their summer vacations exploring possible careers as cancer researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.  read more...

Student-run health clinic celebrates fourth year providing free care on Near Eastside

August 16, 2012 -- The Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic will celebrate its fourth year of providing free health care to uninsured Indianapolis residents with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.  read more...

'What Is Autism?' DVD answers your questions

August 21, 2012 -- The HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center is distributing a DVD titled “What Is Autism?” The free video is designed to help parents, health care professionals, educators, first responders and others learn more about individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.  read more...

Glick Eye Institute purchasing art, seeks more Indiana artists for phase II of public art project

August 29, 2012 -- The art committee at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will purchase 17 pieces of art created by 15 artists with Indiana ties who displayed their work during a year-long public art project developed to showcase the visual arts in a building dedicated to vision care and research.  read more...

External Advisory Council formed to assist with search for IU School of Medicine dean

August 31, 2012 -- An External Advisory Council has been appointed by President Michael A. McRobbie to assist the recently formed search committee in identifying finalists for the next dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and vice president for university clinical affairs.  read more...

Practical approaches for tackling tobacco addiction topic of program for health care providers

September 27, 2012 -- When an adult in the Tell City area has an appointment with a physician, physician assistant, dentist, nurse or dental hygienist this year, the health care provider is likely to bring up a new topic: tobacco.  read more...

IU and Regenstrief to collaborate with 19 Indiana nursing facilities to improve care

October 11, 2012 -- A multi-million-dollar award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, will enable Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute clinician-researchers to work with 19 central Indiana nursing facilities to improve the quality of care, reduce hospitalizations and increase access to palliative care for long-stay nursing facility residents.  read more...

IU medical students mobilize to provide care on west side of Indianapolis

October 18, 2012 -- Indiana University School of Medicine students understand the need to improve the health of patients from all walks of life. But this knowledge is brought home each year through their participation an event that brings health care into the neighborhood of those who might otherwise lack the resources to seek it out.  read more...

Regenstrief health care delivery contest seeks ideas from the public to propel research

November 15, 2012 -- How can we ensure that the scientific community is asking the right questions about how to deliver the best health care to Americans? The Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized health care research organization, is seeking input for future studies from the public, whose varied voices are typically underrepresented in research.  read more...

Confucius Institute, IU School of Medicine and WFYI explore health care in two cultures

November 15, 2012 -- Central Indiana public television viewers will get a first-hand look at the blending of Eastern and Western medicine in a special documentary “East Treats West” to air on WFYI HD this month.  read more...

Network's 'it takes a village' approach improves dementia care and informs research, study shows

November 19, 2012 -- The approach of the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia -- with contributions from family members, community advocates, health care systems and researchers -- improves dementia care and informs dementia research, according to a new study by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research.  read more...

Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health selected to compete in national American Giving Awards

November 23, 2012 -- A nonprofit global children’s health foundation founded by an Indiana University School of Medicine alumnus has been selected as one of the 25 charities to participate in the second annual American Giving Awards, presented by Chase.  read more...

IU School of Medicine student vying to share his love of music, healing on 'Trip with Timmy'

January 9, 2013 -- Adam Cantor, a first-year Indiana University School of Medicine student, is a finalist in the American Medical Association Insurance Agency “Take a Trip with Timmy Global Health Contest.”  read more...

For top athletes, NFL Scouting Combine begins with heart screening

February 21, 2013 -- For more than 300 college football players, the NFL Scouting Combine that runs through Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium is a prime opportunity to show that they have what it takes to join the ranks of the National Football League.  read more...
 

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