IU School of Medicine

Indiana Med School Move Creates New Opportunities

Jan 30, 2019
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The Indiana University School of Medicine’s (IUSM) Evansville campus has a new home.

Once located on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, the med school moved late last year to downtown Evansville. 

Side Effects asked Dr. Steven Becker, the school’s director and associate dean, about the move – and his plans.

Getting The Most Out Of A Vegetarian Diet

Dec 5, 2014
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Healthy living expert Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber weighs in on vegetarianism and some of the difficulties that people struggle with while attempting to maintain a plant-based diet.

On getting the most out of a vegetarian diet

Lauren Weghorst

After being diagnosed with an advanced form of glioblastoma, Dr. David Flockhart began treatments. This gave him a new perspective on patient's experience of medical care--and on the current state of the science of treating brain tumors.

IU Researchers: Blood Test May Help To Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

Oct 29, 2014
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Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

It's hard to imagine it now, when the death toll from Ebola is in the thousands. But just a few months ago, you could count the victims one at a time.

For Dr. Joshua Mugele, the counting began one morning in June when he showed up for work at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Mugele, an ER doc and associate professor of clinical emergency medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, was on a fellowship, working with staff to develop disaster readiness programs. The project had nothing to do with Ebola.

Researchers Develop New Cells Meant To Form Blood Vessels, Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

Oct 13, 2014
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Researchers have developed a technique to jump-start the body's systems for creating blood vessels, opening the door for potential new treatments for diseases whose impacts include amputation and blindness.

The international team, led by scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is targeting new therapies for illnesses such as peripheral artery disease, a painful leg condition caused by poor blood circulation. The disease can lead to skin problems, gangrene and sometimes amputation.

For Some, At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring May Be A Good Idea

Oct 3, 2014
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"You're probably familiar with the blood pressure device at your doctor's office. A staff member squeezes the bulb, the inflatable cuff grips your arm and the device soon provides the two numbers that describe your blood pressure. But for some people, also measuring blood pressure between check-ups might be a good idea."

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  INDIANAPOLIS -- Is my child lagging behind physically, mentally or emotionally? Should I be concerned? When should I ask our pediatrician about it? What can I do to help my child? 

INDIANAPOLIS -- Blocking a single gene that is active in the brain could provide a means to lessen behavioral problems among children with a common genetic disease, many of whom are also diagnosed with an autism disorder, according to researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis type 1, is one of the most common single-gene diseases, affecting about 1 in 3,000 children worldwide. Symptoms can range from café-au-lait spots on the skin to tumors that are disfiguring or that can press dangerously against internal organs.

For Poison Ivy, Try Dish Soap, Says IU Dermatologist

Sep 6, 2014
Sandy Roob

"If you’ve ever had a case of poison ivy, you’re in good company. Eighty percent of Americans are allergic to the plant’s oil. If you’re among us, chances are you’re allergic to poison oak and poison sumac as well. Dr. Kristin Hoffmann, a dermatologist with the Indiana University School of Medicine, has treated lots of patients who have fallen victim to urushiol, the oil found in all three plants," reports Sound Medicine's Sandy Roob.