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Ducking Death & Loving Life

May’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive: Jeff Hull Writer / Christy Heitger-Ewing They say “third time’s a charm,” and that’s certainly the case for Jeff Hull, who has cheated death twice and now has been named May’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive by Hoosier Park Casino. It was 2014 when Hull started experiencing flu-like symptoms that wouldn’t subside. After enduring multiple digestive problems that landed him in the hospital twice, he traveled to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore for further evaluation. “They tore me apart,” says Hull, noting that he had pancreas problems, an enlarged spleen and a liver that was being destroyed by cirrhosis ...

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When Cancer Strikes Twice

One Woman’s Journey with Breast Cancer Becomes a Passion for Helping Others Writer / IU Health West Hospital Photographer / Esther Boston Avon resident Ginger Shirrell remembers the exact moment her doctor called with the results of her very first mammogram. Shirrell was 42, in good health and had no family history of breast cancer. She wasn’t worried. She’d faced cancer as a teen. She wasn’t going to get it twice. But when the call came, she heard the words she hadn’t even considered fearing — she had breast cancer. A routine mammogram revealed a small tumor in her breast. ...

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The Best Kept Secret in Fishers

IU Health Saxony Delivers High-Tech Heart Health, Health & Hope Closer to Home Beyond the golden-tipped fields of native Hoosier grasses and through several of Hamilton County’s famed roundabouts sits a nearly hidden gem in Indiana’s healthcare landscape. Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital, located at 146th Street and Olio Road, is one of the best kept secrets northeast of Indianapolis.  But Edward Harlamert, MD is determined to spread the word. Dr. Harlamert, founding physician and director of cardiovascular (CV) services at IU Health Saxony, proudly stresses how he and his partners offer the highest level of Cath Lab technology and ...

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Who Do You Call When Your Aching Back is Telling You to See a Doctor?

IU Health North’s New Spine Program Focuses on Conservative Care of Acute and Recurring Back Pain With 80 percent of Hoosiers experiencing acute or recurring back pain at some point, Indiana University Health North Hospital recently launched its new Spine Program with a focus on conservative care of back and neck pain. Studies show that people who pursue more conservative treatment for back pain tend to have fewer complications than those who end up rushing into MRIs, X-rays, epidural injections, narcotics and even spine surgery long before truly necessary. “We developed the IU Health North Spine Program to provide coordinated ...

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Meet the Murphys: An Introduction to the New CEO of IU Health and His Family

Writer  /  Janelle Morrison Photographer  /  Chris Bergin & JJ Kaplan On May 1, Indiana University Health will welcome Dennis M. Murphy as its new CEO. IU Health is one of the largest healthcare systems in the state with 17 hospitals and health centers and also one of the state’s largest employers with over 30,000 employees. Murphy succeeds Daniel F. Evans, Jr. who held the position for 13 years. Murphy brings to the position remarkable experience, an optimistic vision for the future of IU Health and a passion for improving the health of the citizens of Indiana. Before choosing healthcare ...

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Mammogram: Now Available in 3D!

Writer / Alicia Wettrick Photos / Provided You have a choice of seeing a movie in 3D, and now you have a choice of getting your mammogram in 3D! However, you don’t get the cool glasses and popcorn at the mammogram center. Most people are familiar with the traditional 2D digital mammogram, but now there is an option to get both 2D and 3D exams concurrently. So why should you decide to get the additional 3D exam? Excitedly, research has found the 3D exam to be more accurate in detecting cancerous tumors in the breast. What is a 3D Mammogram? ...

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Pumpkins and Treats for a Sweet Cause: Riley Hospital for Children

Your mother told you an apple a day kept the doctors away, but did you know pumpkins will get you an afternoon filled with IU Health physicians and a whole lot of special treats all for Riley’s Kids? Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital and RE/MAX Legends Group organizes a pumpkin patch event each year to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, and is free to the public. Drawing in an estimated crowd of 5,000 to 8,000 people, this annual event continues to grow in popularity, as ...

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