Hendricks Regional Health Blog

Taking a Healthier Approach to Eating Out

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Wednesday, September 18, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Restaurants have increasingly added healthier menu choices. Also, many businesses post calories or symbols (such as a heart) to help consumers identify healthier options. But what do you do when you dine out?

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My Half Ironman Journey – Race Day!

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, September 9, 2013   |   Back to Blog

clientuploads/2013/Guest_Blogs/Thumbs-up.pngFinally race day arrived. The transition area, which holds gear for 2,400 athletes, was massive, filling an entire parking lot. My mantra throughout the competition was “Run your own race.” I was not to be distracted.

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Confessions of a Philanthropist

Posted by: Sue Bogan   |   Friday, September 6, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Now that the voting is over, I feel I can more freely express my opinion about being on the list of nominees for “Philanthopist” in the Hendricks County Flyer’s “Best of Hendricks County” annual survey. No matter who the winner was, I must admit that being listed with the likes of Dennis Dawes, Bob Sexton and Deedee Daniel came as a complete surprise to me. Certainly an honor, but also a big surprise.

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Partnership with Avon Community School Corp. Announced

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Tuesday, September 3, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Hendricks Regional Health and Avon Community School Corporation are announcing a new comprehensive healthcare partnership that includes sports medicine coverage. Under the terms of a recent agreement, Hendricks Regional Health has become the exclusive healthcare provider of sports medicine services and employee health initiatives for Avon Community School Corporation.

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Understanding Thyroid Problems

Posted by: James Edmondson, MD, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, August 30, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Thyroid disorders are among the most commonly searched medical conditions. In fact, if you Google the phrase “symptoms of a thyroid problem,” the search engine will give you literally millions of results. That’s a lot of information to sort through – much of which could be inaccurate.

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Two Delicious Favorites to Try Before Summer's End

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Monday, August 26, 2013   |   Back to Blog

I love trying different kinds of food. Here are a couple of new favorites I recently discovered to add a little zest to my summertime table. Be sure to try them before summer's end!

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Training for a Half Ironman

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Friday, August 23, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Part of the challenge of my goal to complete a half ironman race was fitting in 10-15 hours a week of training/exercising. More importantly, I made a promise to my family and myself that training would interfere with our lives as little as possible. This event was my thing to do, not my family’s for which to make big sacrifices.

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Obesity as a Disease? Understanding the Impact

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Thursday, August 15, 2013   |   Back to Blog

Last month the American Medical Association made a recommendation that obesity be classified as a disease. This announcement was met by applause and frustration by the dietitians at Hendricks Regional Health. Obesity is a complex and multi-factorial condition (now perhaps a disease). One pill, one prescription, one set of advice does not work for each person and effective solutions have continued to elude millions of Americans.

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My Inspiration to Achieve a Half Ironman

Posted by: Dave Cravotta, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, August 12, 2013   |   Back to Blog

I’ve always loved sports and I’ve been active for as long as I can remember, something instilled in me when I was very young. My dad, a Type I diabetic, always pushed me to do athletics because it brought him so much joy when he was young and he wished for me to have the same experiences ...

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A Year in the Running

Posted by: Sarah Duncan, Guest Blogger   |   Wednesday, August 7, 2013   |   Back to Blog

After my cancer treatment was complete, I felt like I had aged ten years in only one. I was gaining weight and feeling tired all the time. Something had to change. While I feel like my cancer treatment went fairly well and without incident, the most difficult thing after it was all over was becoming active again ...

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