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WomenHeart Announces Findings of Patient Research on Heart Failure and Women – St.Vincent Heart Center, St.Vincent Medical Group

PR Newswire

The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease announced findings from its first national survey on heart failure and women. The results point to a need for better training for clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure in women, more careful consideration for the financial and mental health consequences of heart failure among women as part of their treatment plan, and better patient education for women who have heart failure. The research was presented at a Congressional briefing and among the speakers was Dr. Mary Norine Walsh, medical director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at the St.Vincent Heart Center.

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Peyton Manning Returns to Indy to Launch Hospital Fundraiser – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, St.Vincent Foundation

The Indianapolis Star, The Denver Post, WTHR-13, WISH-8, FOX-59, CBS-4, RTV-6, Associated Press, FOX Sports Radio, and many more media outlets

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback and namesake of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, returned to Indianapolis to kick off an $8 million capital campaign for the St.Vincent House during the 8th annual Celebration of Caring Gala. Jonathan Nalli, CEO of St.Vincent, conducted several live and taped interviews about the importance of the St.Vincent House capital campaign and about the hospital’s 17-year relationship with Peyton Manning. Archie Manning was also interviewed about his support of St.Vincent and his thoughts about his son’s work through Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.

The WTHR-13 article link

Brain Surgery Approach Helps Daughter Get Back In The Game – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

The Doctors

Dr. Ronald Young, neurologist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, appeared on the nationally syndicated show “The Doctors” to share a successful patient outcome using NICO Brain Path technology to remove a brain tumor.

The Doctors article link

Check Up 13: Skin Cancer – St.Vincent Indianapolis, St.Vincent Frankfort, St.Vincent Anderson Regional

WTHR-13

Dr. Christopher Obeime, dermatologist with St.Vincent, was interviewed about the warning signs of skin cancer for the May Check Up 13. Viewers were able to call or register online for a free skin cancer screening at St.Vincent.

The WTHR-13 article link

IndyCar Driver Visits Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent

WISH-8

Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Carlos Munoz passed out coloring books and baseball hats during a recent visit at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, which was organized through Racing for Kids. Racing for Kids was founded in 1989 to raise awareness and funding for health care needs of children.

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Women’s Health Week Tips For Busy Moms – St.Vincent Carmel

WTHR-13

May 11-15 is National Women’s Health Week and WTHR’s Kris Kirshner conducted three live interviews with experts at St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center on the areas of preventative screenings, fitness and nutrition. Julie Schnieders, executive director of the St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center, spoke about important screenings for women; Kara Babcock, fitness instructor with Baby Bootcamp who teaches classes at St.Vincent Carmel and St.Vincent Fishers, demonstrated easy exercises moms can incorporate in their busy days; and Chef Suzanne, who will be teaching cooking classes in the Community Room at St.Vincent Carmel Women’s Center, blended up a healthy breakfast smoothie.

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St.Vincent Sports Partnership – St.Vincent Sports Performance

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine, Hendricks County Flyer

St.Vincent Sports Performance has entered into a three-year agreement with School Health Sports Medicine in Hanover Park, Il. Under terms of the agreement, St.Vincent Sports Performance will provide online continuing education content in the areas of sports medicine, athlete development, sports nutrition and sports psychology. Ralph Reiff, executive director of St.Vincent Sports Performance, spoke about the partnership.

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Don’t Want Skin Cancer? Put On Sunscreen Every Day – St.Vincent Indianapolis

WIBC 93.1 FM

May is National Skin Cancer Prevention Month and Dr. Beth Brogan, dermatologist with St.Vincent Medical Group, encouraged listeners to apply sunscreen every single day. She also clarified what consumers should look for when purchasing sunscreen.

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Sleep and Stroke Risk – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

FOX-59

Could sleeping too much make you have a stroke? Dr. Jeffery Hilburn, neurologist with St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, was interviewed live in the FOX-59 studio about a new study that indicates sleeping more than 8 hours a day can increase one’s risk of stroke by 46 percent.

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Ignoring Migraines Will Only Make Them Worse – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

WTHR-13

Dr. Michael Sermersheim, neurologist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, educated viewers on common migraine triggers and treatment options.

The WTHR-13 article link

New Medical Director of Geist Half Shares Expertise in Sports Medicine – St.Vincent Sports Performance, St.Vincent

Townepost.com, Geist Community Newsletter, Current in Fishers

The medical needs of runners competing in the 2015 St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon, 10K and 5K have been preconceived long before the race begins. Dr. Dan Ordaz, sports medicine physician with St.Vincent Sports Performance, is the new medical director of this event. He was interviewed about his role in the safety management of the participants.

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Eat Food Past Expiration Date – St.Vincent Women’s

FOX-59

Anna Busenburg, registered dietician at St.Vincent Women’s, was live in the FOX-59 studio to help explain expiration labels and the difference in the “sell by” and “use by” dates.

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St.Vincent Mercy and St.Vincent Anderson Regional Donate Trauma Kits To Local Police Department

The Alexandria Times-Tribune

St.Vincent Anderson Regional and St.Vincent Mercy purchased trauma management packs for Madison County law enforcement, ensuring they have supplies available to help save their lives in the event of a traumatic injury.

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Picture Perfect Day For Pancakes, Prevention, Health and Helicopters – St.Vincent Frankfort, St.Vincent StatFlight

Clinton County Daily News

The Clinton County Fairgrounds were packed last Saturday for the St.Vincent Frankfort Health Fair. St.Vincent StatFlight flew in and allowed residents to tour the medical helicopters. The fairgrounds also hosted a pancake breakfast benefiting the Frankfort Kiwanis.

The Clinton County Daily News article link

Community Briefs: May 14 – St.Vincent Anderson Regional

The Herald Bulletin

On Saturday, many Anderson residents will participate in the Kidz Marathon near the Anderson University stadium. The event is supported by St.Vincent Anderson Regional, the Madison County YMCA and Anderson University.

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Cheer Guild Ball Offers Guests A Chance to “Bond” – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Herald

On April 27th, the 78th Annual Hospital Cheer Guild Ball took over the Kokomo Country Club for a James Bond-themed evening of “music, martinis and mystery.” Funds raised through this charitable event went toward promoting “comfort, charity and cheer” in Howard County. St.Joseph is one of the recipients of Cheer Guild support.

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Vera Bradley Foundation For Breast Cancer Events Turning The Town Pink – St.Joseph

News-Sentinel.com

Volunteers recently visited St.Joseph and put up 150 pink ribbons, part of “Turn The Town Pink” and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Classic.

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Farmers Market Offers Local Food, Arts, Entertainment – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Perspective

St.Joseph is a sponsor of the Kokomo Downtown Farmers’ Market, which offers a number of local vendors, musical entertainment and more!

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Thanks From FIRST – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Perspective

The Kokomo City of Firsts District FIRST Robotics Competition Planning Committee publically thanked its sponsors, including St.Joseph, in a letter to the editor published in The Kokomo Perspective.

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Greatest Spectacle in Tasting Returns For Another Lap – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Herald

St.Joseph sponsored the 2015 Soupley’s Wine & Spirits Greatest Spectacle in Tasting. In the 21 year history of the event, it has raised nearly $660,000 for Bona Vista programs to serve children and adults with a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities.

The Kokomo Herald article link

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Perspective

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and The Kokomo Herald profiled some of the organizations who provide mental health support, including St.Joseph.

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Who Will Speak For You? – St.Vincent Mercy Hospital

The Alexandria Times-Tribune

St.Vincent Mercy Hospital hosted a panel to discuss topics such as advance directives, five wishes and physician order for scope of treatment (POST).

The Alexandria Times-Tribune article link

Peyton Manning and Dierks Bentley Duet on ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent

ESPN 99.1, KEAN Radio 105.1, Examiner.com

During the 8th Annual Celebration of Caring Gala, Peyton Manning took the stage for a duet with country music artist Dierks Bentley. They sang popular Johnny Cash song, “Folsom Prison Blues.”

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Academic Achievements Celebrated at Honors Convocation, Master’s Hooding Ceremony – St.Vincent Women’s

The Kokomo Herald

Indiana University Kokomo celebrated its students’ academic achievements, with the annual master’s hooding ceremony and honors convocation. Among those graduating was Tara Covey, who worked as a labor and delivery nurse at St.Vincent Women’s while completing the RN to BSN program. She was awarded her program’s Outstanding Student Award.

The Kokomo Herald article link

Editorial: Helping Indy’s Young Black Males Requires City-Wide Effort – St.Vincent

Journal & Courier Online

Over the next 18 months, Indianapolis plans to tackle a broad range of problems, from reducing the number of out-of-school suspensions and changing related policies, to building a larger network of mentors to creating a private sector youth employment program. St.Vincent is one of many organizations who are rallying to support this cause.

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Madison County Agency Seeks Grants – St.Vincent

The Herald Bulletin

Dr. Michael Kaufmann, medical director of Emergency Medical Services at St.Vincent, trained Madison County firefighters on how to administer naloxone, a drug that keeps opioids – like heroin or prescription painkillers – from slowing a person’s breathing to the point that it stops.

The Herald Bulletin article link

Women Should Keep A Lookout For Unusual Stroke Symptoms – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

RTV-6

It’s National Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is the leading cause of death among women. Dr. Jeffrey Hilburn, neurologist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, shared some of the unique stroke symptoms in women – like hiccups paired with chest pain.

The RTV-6 article link

How To Get Our Kids Mentally In The Game – St.Vincent Sports Performance

FOX-59

Dr. Kacey Oiness, sports psychologist with St.Vincent Sports Performance, was interviewed about the important role sports can play in developing mental skills in kids that can help them learn to manage their nerves and anxieties in the future.

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Doctors Warn About Skin Cancer, Discuss New Treatment Option – St.Vincent Indianapolis

FOX-59

A photograph of a woman after having skin cancer removed from her face has gone viral on social media. She woman said she hopes that her photo would deter others from using tanning beds, like she did routinely in high school. Dr. Christopher Obeime, dermatologist with St.Vincent, shared the various skin cancer treatment options and educated viewers on sun safety.

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Heartburn Device Shows Permanent Relief Possible – St.Vincent Indianapolis

WISH-8

More than 20 percent of Americans cannot eat spicy foods or drink acidic beverages because they suffer from heartburn. Dr. Andy Isch, general surgeon at St.Vincent Indianapolis, shared how a new device called the Linx band, which uses magnets to reduce acid reflux, is helping long time sufferers of heartburn.

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Chastity Program Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Youth Live Lives of ‘Honesty, Decency and Integrity’ – St.Vincent

The Criterion Online

For 20 years, “A Promise To Keep” has helped more than 10,000 archdiocesan teenagers keep their promise to live chaste lives and mentor their peers to do the same. The program started in 1994 as a pilot program sponsored jointly by St.Vincent and the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education.

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Indiana Needs Stronger Clean Air Protections – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent

Indianabids.com

In its 2015 State of the Air Report, the American Lung Association gave either an “F” or “D” grade to 16 of the 29 Indiana counties that conduct air quality monitoring, basing their grades on the number of high ozone days from 2011-2013. Dr. Lytitia Shea, pediatric hospitalist at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent, spoke about the health implications of air pollution.

The Indianabids.com article link

What Qualities Should Young GI Physicians Look For In A Mentor? – St.Vincent Medical Group

Becker’s GI & Endoscopy

In Becker’s GI & Endoscopy weekly series, “Ask a Gastroenterologist,” Dr. Mazen Alsatie, gastroenterologist with St.Vincent Medical Group, shared his opinion of what qualities young gastroenterologists should look for in a mentor.

The Becker’s GI & Endoscopy article link

St.Vincent Anderson Regional Cancer Support Group

The Alexandria Times-Tribune

St.Vincent Anderson Regional offers general cancer support groups for individuals with cancer, survivors and their support persons.

The Alexandria Times-Tribune article link

A Smoke-Free Mother’s Day Is A Happy Mother’s Day – St.Vincent Jennings

The North Vernon Plain Dealer

Diana Daeger, Jennings County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, wrote a column about reasons to quit smoking. She also recognized St.Vincent Jennings for their free smoking cessation program.

The North Vernon Plain Dealer article link

Falls Significant Risk To Seniors – St.Vincent Anderson Regional

The Herald Bulletin

St.Vincent Anderson Regional will put on a “Fall Prevention” workshop in June. Falls are a serious threat to the health of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient.

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AMES Student Become ‘Sparrow Club’ Heroes – Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent

The Alexandria Times-Tribune

Students at Alexandria-Monroe Elementary School (AMES) are doing community service projects in honor of their classmate Charlotte Cambridge, who was diagnosed with stage 3 heptablastoma – cancer of the liver – at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. For each out students work, they sign a voucher with Charlotte’s photo and that voucher provides $10 to help the Cambridge family with medical expenses.

The Alexandria Times-Tribune article link

A Multi-Cultural Mosaic Gift – St.Vincent Cancer Care

The Indianapolis Star

Cancer patients at St.Vincent Cancer Care have created a three-panel mosaic of the Tree of Life for a new maternity wing of the Galilee Medical Center in northern Israel. Artist Joani Rothenberg leads an art therapy program for cancer patients, survivors and their family and friends at St.Vincent.

The Indianapolis Star article link

From Homeless Shelter to College Graduation – St.Joseph

The Kokomo Tribune

At the lowest point in Shanique Gilliam’s life, she lived in an Indianapolis homeless shelter, a victim of her mother’s poor choices. Her grandmother took her in and supported her through college. When she graduates this month, Gilliam will be the first in her family to graduate from college. Currently, she is an intern at St.Joseph where she helps now mothers enroll in the patient portal which allows them to access their medical records online.

The Kokomo Tribune article link

Neurology Meeting Underway in Washington – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

HCPLive.com

The American Academy of Neurology’s 67th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. has begun and neurologist from across the country are presenting on a wide variety of topics. Dr. David Josephson, neurological interventionalist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, is reporting on a study that examines the effects of a marijuana derivative on seizure patients.

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Cell Phone Use Leading to Playground Injury – St.Vincent Medical Group

CBS-4, FOX-59

Dr. Amanda Beach, pediatrician with St.Vincent Medical Group, discussed the importance of parents and caregivers staying off of their cell phones while their children are playing on the playground. A new consumer report found that more than 200,000 kids are injured each year in the US from injuries sustained while playing on the playground, and, researchers found that a distracted adult made children, under five years old, three times more likely to take dangerous risks on the playground, like slide down backwards and leaning over the top of the slide.

Slowing Down Brain Aging – St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, St.Vincent Indianapolis

CBS-4

Brain aging is normal; it ages with physical appearance. However, in a new report released by the Institute of Medicine, there are ways people can slow down the brain aging process and stay cognitively sharper. Dr. Cynthia McGarvey, neurologist with the St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute, was interviewed live in the CBS-4 studio about ways Hoosiers can slow down the brain aging process.

Divorce Increases Risk of Heart Attack – St.Vincent Heart Center

CBS-4

A recent study published in the journal Circulation, found that divorcees have a higher risk of heart attack than those who remain married. Of the more than 15,000 people analyzed, the research showed that women were affected more than men, and their risk was barely reduced even if they remarried. The research team at Duke University has already shown that the death of a close and loved person can also greatly increase the risk of getting a heart attack – similarly to those who have gone through a divorce. Those with multiple past divorces were less likely to have higher education and more likely to have a poor financial status, low-wage jobs, and a higher rate of depression, drinking and smoking and hypertension. Employment history and job status were social factors that contributed most to men’s risk; on the other hand, depression symptoms played a larger role among women. Dr. Nancy Branyas, cardiologist with the St.Vincent Heart Center, was interviewed.

Three Alcohol Drinks Per Day Increases Risk of Liver Cancer – St.Vincent Cancer Care

CBS-4

Researchers look at the causes of liver cancer say they have narrowed down just how much alcohol one has to drink to risk giving themselves the disease: three drinks a day. However – coffee seems to protect people from the devastating disease. To come to this conclusion, the committee of experts analyzed 34 studies involving 8.2 million people and more than 24,500 cases of liver cancer. According to researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, this is the first time there has been such a clear signal from a rigorous systematic review on the links between obesity and alcohol increasing the risk of liver cancer and coffee decreasing the risk. Dr. Ruemu Birhiray, oncologist with St.Vincent Cancer Care, was interviewed.

Researchers May Have Found A Way To Make Chocolate Healthier – St.Vincent Women’s

FOX-59

A team of African scientists and researchers may have figured out a way to make chocolate a healthier snack. Chocolate already boasts several health benefits, including properties that “lower risk for stroke, boost mood and potentially serve as brain food,” however, many of the cocoa bean’s natural benefits are lost in the chocolate-making process. The new process, developed at the University of Ghana, hopes to keep some of the bean’s lost nutrients – including those that are heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols. Anna Busenburg, registered dietician at St.Vincent Women’s, was interviewed live in the FOX-59 studio about this new research.