Hendricks News

Importance of Vitamin K in Newborns

Posted by: Beth Summers, MD, Guest Blogger   |   Monday, July 11, 2011   |   Back to Blog

As a pediatric hospitalist, I spend a lot of time with families after the birth of a new baby. Understandably, new parents have lots of questions before they bring their little one home. One common question I hear is why their baby needs a vitamin K shot after they are born. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a vitamin K shot for every baby immediately after they are born. I try to ease parentís minds by explaining why this is so important.

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YMCA to Celebrate Grand Opening in 2 Days

Posted by: Hendricks Staff Reports   |   Friday, June 24, 2011   |   Back to Blog

The new Hendricks Regional Health YMCA will celebrate its Grand Opening with a community open house this Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Havenít had a glimpse of the new facility yet? Twelve-year-old Evan Klein is a brand-new Y member, and he shows you some of the great amenities in a fun video clip. Check it out and read more about Sunday's event!

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FAQs About the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA in Avon

Posted by: John Sparzo, MD   |   Wednesday, June 1, 2011   |   Back to Blog

The excitement about the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA has been building for months. With the opening of this unique facility just around the corner, many community members have had questions about what features and services the YMCA will offer. Check out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Have a question that wasn't covered? You can submit it as a question at the bottom of the blog post.

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Picnic Food Safety: 5 Things You Need to Know

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Thursday, May 26, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Memorial Day weekend is here and the time is right for backyard barbeques and picnics. Yummm Ö can't you just smell those delicious kabobs now? Now all you need is an ice cold lemonade with a little pink umbrella and you're all set, right? Wrong. Every year one out of three Americans gets sick from food contaminated by bacteria, which can occur when foods are not kept chilled or cooked thoroughly. So before you put on that Kiss the Cook apron or head to neighborhood picnic, check out these food safety tips.

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Why I Relay: A Survivor's Story

Posted by: Patty Owens, Guest Blogger   |   Thursday, May 5, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Hendricks Regional Health is a major supporter for the American Cancer Society work in Hendricks County. The hospital supports all the county's Relay for Life events and more. That's because not only have we seen the impact cancer can have on our patients, but in the past years we have seen the impact cancer has on our own employees and families. Among our Hendricks Regional Health family we have many who are survivors, many who are in the fight, and with sadness, we acknowledge there are those who lost their battle. They are never lost from our memory. 

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How to Take Charge of Your Meds

Posted by: John Sparzo, M.D.   |   Thursday, April 14, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Something to think about Ė if YOU donít know your medications, no one else does either. As a doctor, I cannot over-state the importance of every person keeping a complete, up-to-date list of his or her medications. Itís also important to talk to your doctor regularly about all medications you take. If you are like many patients, you may think that your doctor knows what you are taking. That isnít always the case.

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Meet Dr. Anita Mazdai, OB/Gyn and Blogger

Posted by: Hendricks Staff Reports   |   Monday, February 7, 2011   |   Back to Blog

This is my first attempt at blogging. I am Anita Mazdai, and I am an OG/Gyn in Avon. I moved to Avon in 2003 after finishing residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. I chose Avon and Hendricks Regional Health because I wanted a smaller community hospital with lots of technology. I interviewed all over the state, but really felt like I would be part of a community at Hendricks. I am really all about first impressions and gut feelings. I had a good gut feeling about my partners, the community and the hospital. My gut did not let me down. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Hendricks County. When I moved here I had a 6 month old little boy named Alex and now I have 3 children: Alex, soon to be 8; Sophia 6; and Ava, almost 5. My husband Brad and I settled in Brownsburg. 

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