Study: People Replace Bad Fats with Bad Carbohydrates – St. Vincent Women's
A recent study shows certain carbohydrates could be ruining diets. The study indicates a trend among people who replace bad fats with processed, refined carbohydrates like white bread or potatoes. The resulting diet leads to a similar risk of coronary heart disease as with the diet high in saturated fat. Interviewed, Anna Busenburg, a registered dietician with St. Vincent Women, recommended looking for fats from plants, nuts and fish rather than fat from sources such as red meat or butter.
Pneumonia Cases on the Rise in Children across Central Indiana – Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent
The Indiana State Department of Health issued a warning this week to local hospitals after seeing a spike in the number of children fighting respiratory illness. Interviewed on the topic, Dr. Christopher Belcher, director of pediatric infectious disease for Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, said these infections, caused by viruses and bacteria are picked up and spread kid-to-kid. Dr. Belcher tells parents to watch for “increase in fever and increase in cough.”
Former Butler Basketball Player Promoting Bone Marrow Donation by Minorities – St. Vincent Indianapolis, St. Vincent Cancer Care
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Andrew Smith, a former center and academic All-American at Butler University, is battling cancer. In 2013, Smith was playing professional basketball in Lithuania when he discovered a lump. The Indianapolis native returned to the Hoosier state to receive care. Reporter David Woods spoke with Smith from his bed at St. Vincent Indianapolis, where he was awaiting a marrow transplant. Recognizing the difficulty of finding marrow matches in black, Hispanic and Asian populations, Smith and his wife Samantha have made it their mission to encourage minorities to sign-up to be donors so that all who need transplants can receive them.
After Company’s 5000% Price Hike on Medication, Hospital Says it’s a Trend – St. Vincent
Turing Pharmaceuticals raised a firestorm of controversy when they hiked the drug Daraprim by 5000 percent. The 62-year-old drug is primarily used to treat a life-threatening parasitic infection. Interviewed on the topic, Dr. Richard Fogel, chief clinical officer at St. Vincent, expressed concern and an inability to make sense of it. St. Vincent’s parent company Ascension Health saw an $84 million annualized increase in the past year for drugs patients rely on.
Sugar Scare for Those Drinking Sugar-Sweetened Beverages – St. Vincent Medical Group, St. Vincent Heart Center
In this segment, the TTV-4 hosts discuss a Harvard Study showing new statistics that illuminate just how harmful sugar-sweetened drinks, consumed at a rate of 1 to 2 per day, can be to our health. The study showed significant increased risk levels in this group for Type 2 diabetes, heart disease/heart attacks and stroke. Dr. Ashwin Ravichandran, a cardiologist with St. Vincent Medical Group at St. Vincent Heart Center, visited in studio and confirmed that it’s something he and his colleagues are aware of and it’s been a nationwide issue for some time, but that studies like this give us new data to underline and emphasize the need for moderation.
Doctors Give Insight on Football Stars Death – St. Vincent Sports Performance
The recent death of a high school quarterback in New Jersey has one community mourning and many parents of athletes concerned and asking questions about player safety. The athlete was reported to have ruptured an already enlarged spleen. In this piece, Dr. Patrick Kersey, sports medicine physician at St. Vincent Sports Performance and medical director for USA Football, is interviewed. Dr. Kersey advises caution on behalf of athletes and parents, noting that if they are not feeling well, they should get evaluated and get a clean bill of health before getting out on the field.
State Health Program Gets $135,000 Grant to Combat Hypertension – St. Vincent Anderson Regional
The Indiana State Department of Health’s Division of Chronic Disease, Primary Care and Rural Health is one of five applicants chosen to receive a grant to combat hypertension, the leading cause of death in Indiana. The grant hopes to identify people who are at risk and don’t realize it and educate those already struggling with high blood pressure. St. Vincent Anderson Regional will be one of the community partners working with the state health department.
Community Shower Supports New and Expecting Mothers – St. Vincent Dunn
Hoosier Uplands wanted new and expecting mothers of the Lawrence County-area to feel full of hope and purpose along their journey into motherhood. Toward that end, the group hosted a Community Baby Shower open to local expectant and new mothers. The event included a keynote speaker, Dr. Jack Turman, special education and services for new mothers, and prizes. The event was supported by a host of organizations including St. Vincent Dunn.
Examining the Concussion Conundrum – St. Vincent Salem, St. Vincent Sports Performance
Concussions are a concern at every level of competitive football. Christopher Rainey, certified athletic trainer with St. Vincent Sports Performance, was featured in a recent article. He is now a staple on the Salem High School sidelines. Partnerships between St. Vincent and high schools ensure a new level of proactive response to player safety and concussion protocol. Melissa Richardson, manager of marketing and communications, St. Vincent Salem, was quoted. She stated the goal of Sports Performance is to provide someone like Rainey to all Indiana schools, even the smaller schools.
Sports Superstitions and Rituals: Help or Harm – St. Vincent Sports Performance
The article details the difference between rituals and superstitions and why the former can help young athletes, while the latter can harm. Healthy rituals can increase focus, reduce stress, and help an athlete get in the moment. Dr. Kacey Oliness of St. Vincent Sports Performance suggested that incorporating healthy behaviors like getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods are important for kids in that they are things “within their control that can contribute to success.”
Indiana Women Honored as Torchbearers – St. Vincent Indianapolis
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The Torchbearer awards, given yearly by the Indiana Commission for Women, honors Indiana women who have been pioneers throughout their lives or who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers. Included amongst this year’s recipient list was Sue Anne Gilroy, executive director of the St. Vincent Foundation.
HIP 2.0 Helps Madison County’s Vulnerable Get Health Care – St. Vincent Anderson Regional
HIP 2.0 took effect in February and has allowed some low-income Hoosiers greater access to affordable health care, including educational health and addiction counseling. St. Vincent Anderson Regional reimbursement cycle director, Terri Rinker, is quoted in the article, citing the benefits of HIP 2.0 insurance in encouraging preventative care for a greater number of Hoosiers.
Local Sewing Guild Fashions Snugglers for December Babies – St. Vincent Kokomo
Babies born at St. Vincent Kokomo and Community Howard Regional Health during the month of December will receive a special gift courtesy of the Kokomo chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Guild members got together recently to make 80 snugglers that will be donated to the Howard county hospitals as part of the group’s annual community service project. The snugglers are noted for keeping babies warm without the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The Power of Prayer – St. Vincent Salem, St. Vincent Dunn
The “injured spirit” is the topic of this item. The article examines the relationship between prayer and bodily health. Steve Fisher, chaplain at St. Vincent Salem and Bedford Dunn Hospital is interviewed. He believes in the power of prayer in the healing process and states, “What God can do with prayer is amazing.” Fisher experienced the power when his wife was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. Friends and family around the world have prayed for the Fishers and those prayers have been felt in a deep and meaningful way.
Carmel Fire Department Receives Grant, Award for Assistance Program – St. Vincent Carmel, St. Vincent Indianapolis
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The Carmel Fire Department has seen success with its Mobile Integration Health Program during a first-year trial run. That success has allowed the program to earn a grant and become a full-time service. The program, which offers detailed health assessments, blood pressure monitoring, medication help and social integration for those recently released from the hospital was awarded a $50,000 grant from St. Vincent Carmel and the St. Vincent Foundation.