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Indiana University Partners with Indiana cities to address risks posed by summer heat

2021-07-08T14:12:29-04:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Health, Underepresented Populations, Wellness|

The hottest weeks of the year are just around the corner, and thanks to a collaboration with Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, a pair of Indiana cities are now able to study high heat’s effect on residents in order to develop local strategies [...]

Indiana Myeloma Registry seeking new study participants

2021-03-10T08:03:04-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: Cancer, Health|

March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a rare type of blood cancer. It is also one of the areas of focus of the IU Precision Health Initiative. Researchers at IU School of Medicine have been studying ways to treat and prevent the disease, and the Indiana Myeloma Registry is seeking participants [...]

Can prebiotics help improve insulin production for kids with type 1 diabetes?

2021-01-13T15:40:02-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Diabetes, Research Spotlight, Wellness|

That’s the question researcher Heba Ismail is trying to answer. Ismail is a type 1 diabetes researcher and clinical pediatric endocrinologist. She is currently recruiting people between the ages of 12-16 who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes to participate in her study. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that attacks the [...]

IU Health Methodist Hospital selected as one of five pre-positioning COVID-19 vaccine facilities

2020-12-08T17:41:54-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Methodist Hospital in downtown Indianapolis has been chosen as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. IU Health has been working with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) for the last two months to put together a plan to distribute the vaccine to Hoosiers living across the state. Mary Kay [...]

Virtual Miles for Myeloma event raises thousands of dollars for cancer research

2021-10-29T10:19:41-04:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, Health|

The Miles for Myeloma team hosted its 16th annual event in October. This year’s ride was virtual due to COVID-19, but that didn’t slow anyone down. The Miles for Myeloma event is typically a bike ride across the state of Indiana designed to raise awareness for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that [...]

Precision Health Initiative study successful in recruiting patients in Evansville

2020-11-09T16:37:39-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Diabetes, Health|

A study team that first opened its recruitment in southern Indiana earlier this year has seen growth in patient enrollment over the last eight months. The study, conducted in Evansville and known as Hoosier Moms, looks at pregnant women in order to understand the risks that go along with gestational diabetes, and also aims [...]

Hoosiers invited to participate in COVID-19 vaccine clinical study

2020-11-06T13:26:12-05:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Researchers across the globe are testing vaccines to see if they can prevent COVID-19, and now people from Indiana can get involved. IU School of Medicine was picked to be a study site for the vaccine known as AZD1222. People who live in any part of Indiana are invited to participate, especially if they [...]

New web app lets public report mask use during COVID-19 pandemic

2020-10-16T16:34:24-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Wellness|

Photo source: maskcount.com The app, known as MaskCount, was created by researchers at Regenstrief Institute and is intended to provide scientists with real-world data and observations having to do with mask compliance and COVID-19. The user-friendly app gives everyone the opportunity to become a “citizen scientist,” by utilizing your own smartphone to [...]

Can early identification of Alzheimer’s disease prepare a family for a future of caregiving?

2020-10-07T16:29:59-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Adults, Seniors|

Photo source: AshTproductions, Shutterstock.com Early identification of cognitive impairment is important to healthy aging. That is why researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at the Regenstrief Institute are studying the effects of early detection of Alzheimer’s disease on older adults and their family members. The purpose of the study [...]

You can help researchers learn about the effects of COVID-19 even if you don’t have it

2020-10-05T17:59:16-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Research Spotlight|

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in different ways, including physically, mentally, emotionally and economically. That’s why researchers at the University of Notre Dame are coordinating with All IN for Health to create the Indiana COVID-19 Registry, which will help track the spread and impact of the coronavirus. All IN for Health is one [...]

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