Last modified: Monday, February 6, 2006
Sound Medicine -- Hear the latest news on everything from Alzheimer research to West Nile virus on Sound Medicine, a radio show that educates and encourages listeners to make sound health decisions. Produced by the Indiana University School of Medicine and WFYI Public Radio, this weekend's (Feb. 4-5) edition of Sound Medicine features discussion on the increase in parents' reluctance to vaccinate their children; a new program that can teach CPR in as few as 20 minutes; major medical ethics stories from 2005; and at-home teeth whitening. Listen to the program or read the script at http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/.
Some of the world's foremost scientists and doctors do their research at the IU School of Medicine. For news about the latest on the medical front, go to http://www.medicine.indiana.edu/
Looking for an IU medical specialist? Want information on how to quit smoking? Need to locate a hospital map? Go to http://www.iupui.edu/healthcare.htm for all of that and more.
Promoting healthy lifestyles through opportunities for discovery, learning and participation is the prime mission of IU's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. To explore the school's health and fitness topics, event and programs, start at http://www.hper.indiana.edu/. Then visit the IU Division of Recreational Sports site at http://www.recsports.indiana.edu/ and the Adult Fitness Program site at http://www.indiana.edu/~afp/.
NIFS, or National Institute for Fitness and Sport, is located on the IUPUI campus and offers group fitness classes, a fitness center and wellness education, among many other services and programs. The medical group that resides at NIFS also administers not only an executive health program but also a clinic which assesses a variety of health issues and fitness issues -- such as asthma, back and spine injury, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, sports medicine, and sports psychiatry and stress management. Visit NIFS at http://www.nifs.org/about/index.asp.
Kids with disabilities love camping and! IU's Bradford Woods give them plenty of opportunity to swim, ride horses and just have fun. Bradford Woods is well-known throughout the Midwest for its many special camps. For example, Camp Little Red Door is for kids, ages 8-18, who have been affected by cancer, both those who are currently receiving treatment and those who are in remission -- and bringing a sibling or a friend is encouraged. Camp About Face is a week-long camp for kids with craniofacial anomalies and is attended by kids from all over the nation. Learn about these and other camps at http://www.bradwoods.org/crc.html.