Gift guides galore

I’ve gotten some good ideas from holiday gift guides over the years — and some of the guides have been my own handiwork, with the help of insightful IU health and wellness experts. My most recent IU Health & Vitality media tip sheet included a gift guide with ideas geared toward sustainability. I’d LOVE so […]

Got the Black Friday shopping bug? Better buddy up!

Now something of an endurance sport, Black Friday shopping — and in some cases, Thanksgiving Day shopping — can drain more than just the wallet. Nancy Barton, lecturer in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, suggests steps shoppers can take to reduce the physical and psychological stress that […]

Silver lining of global obesity crisis

The rise in obesity worldwide and the potential economic opportunities for firms that come up with solutions will be addressed in the next event in the 2013-14 Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series on Nov. 22 in Indianapolis. “The increase in global obesity has profound implications for future health care costs and at the same […]

Choose a full evaluation over a vision screening to make sure eyesight isn’t hampering athletic performance

In a recent ESPN article, Steven Hitzeman, OD, FAAO, clinical associate professor of optometry at Indiana University, had some pointed comments concerning Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis “Squintston” Winston and his decision to forgo contact lenses during football games. Winston said his squinting is never a factor in his performance as Florida State University quarterback. Hitzeman […]

Strict definition of gender/sex ‘restricts everyone of humanity’

Guest post by IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery. Growing up in a conservative home environment with three older sisters, there was no question that by the time I was 15 years old, I’d be wearing makeup, donning the latest trends and reading women’s magazines. For me, those were the habits of an ideal female adolescence. […]