288,876 — That’s a lot of broken bones

“They’re probably jumping higher, with more force. And believe me, teenagers are risk takers,” Randall T. Loder, M.D., said about trampoline injuries research. “Younger kids may not understand potential outcomes of their actions, but they’re not so much risk takers. Teenagers, they’ll just push the limit.”

Dietary iron and heart disease — what’s meat got to do with it?

The body, it turns out, doesn’t treat all dietary iron equally. A new study from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington linked consumption of iron from meat with an increased risk of heart disease – a 57 percent increase.

Discovery detects early-warning signs of diabetic retinopathy, a major cause of vision loss in the U.S.

Researchers at the IU School of Optometry designed a technique that allows them to see microscopic changes to the eye — what they described as ‘early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes.”

Mild dehydration can make me tired?

Ira Means, M.D., suggests we carry a reusable water bottle to encourage ourselves to drink enough water. Read on to find out why it’s so important.

Health screening provided a ‘wake-up call’ for IU’s Akash Shah

When Akash Shah walked into the IU Health Center at Indiana University Bloomington more than a year ago, he knew he was overweight. But it was the word “obese” — and the idea that his weight might one day contribute to him developing diabetes — that triggered a major lifestyle change for the IU lead project-systems analyst.

These med students make house calls

On Saturday more than 80 students from the Indiana University School of Medicine will perform yard work and landscaping at 30 homes in Indianapolis for the school’s 19th annual Spring House Calls.

5 Questions with psychologist, sex researcher Tierney Lorenz

What does exercise have to do with sex and depression? What is sexual medicine? In this Q&A, Tierney Lorenz, post-doctoral fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, talks about her fascination with mind-body interactions and why this health psychologist added sex research to her pursuits.