Good health is vital to a good life. Below we offer the latest health related news, information and headlines.

Local Woman to take National Leadership Position

Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP FAMWA, and resident of Lawrence township,  is the first Hispanic president-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber is the Executive Director for the Indiana University (IU) National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and the Chief Physician Executive at Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center Primary Care and the […]

7th Annual Monumental Marathon Staged for Saturday

#Indianapolis – Seven years ago, the first Monumental Marathon took place in Indianapolis. 3,500 runners took part in that inaugural race on November 1, 2008. By the 2013 race, that number had grown to 13,500. This week’s marathon is already sold out, and only a few spaces for the half marathon and 5k remain. In seven years, […]

International Extra Life Charity Event Comes to Indianapolis

 #Indianapolis – Oliver Wojtyna was new to parenting, and with his new responsibility came its own set of worries. Something which he didn’t anticipate was the moment when he would learn that his 5 month-old son, Liam, was developmentally delayed and the hurdles that would follow. A team of therapists, a part of the organization First Steps, spent […]

SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall in Indianapolis

#Indianapolis – I had the opportunity to check out the SEE Eyewear at Keystone Fashion Mall last week. It was fun to try on the fashion-forward glasses throughout the store and see this unique, new take on eyewear. The store is full of fashionable designs in an array of vivid colors. They’re fun, hip, and […]

7 Tips for a Successful Color Run

#Indianapolis #Indiana – Color Me Rad is happening in Indianapolis this Saturday, September 6th, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Registration ($50) is still available for waves at 9:00 and 9:20am, so it’s not too late to sign up for this fun race. A color run is a little different than your typical 5K. For starters, […]

A Mammogram and a Show at Indy Fringe Festival

The Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is known for its edgy theatrical offerings, live stage shows that push the limits of human emotion and experience. This year, one of those shows is taking that emotion and turning it into something practical. The Actual Dance, a play written by Sam Simon, is the true story of Sam’s […]

No Bike? No Problem: Pacers Bike Share in Downtown Indy

The Cultural Trail makes for a fun bike path through Indianapolis, and now you don’t even need a bicycle to participate! With the new Pacers Bike Share program, you can rent a bicycle and enjoy a ride without the costs and hassle of ownership. Bike stands are strategically placed along the trail and around downtown […]

500 Festival Mini-Marathon and 5K

It’s May, and for Indianapolis that means Indy 500 hundred all the time! The 500 Festival is a month-long celebration of the race and our city. It kicked off this weekend with the 38th annual 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I ran the accompanying 5K. Okay, so ran is a subjective term. Still, I finished, and […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

5 Reasons to Visit the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

Each year, WTHR presents a health & fitness expo, but I never really thought of it as something fun for the family. Today, I was invited to participate as part of the #13HealthExpo social media team and next time, I’m bringing the whole family! In addition to health-related vendor booths, there are several fun activities […]

Save the Farmer: Buy Locally at the Farmers Market

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to hit the local farmer markets. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and it’s easy to forget the importance farming has upon the lives of Indiana residents. Like all Midwest states, Indiana has a long, well established, farming heritage. Settlers were attracted to Indiana […]

Bosma Enterprises Gives Hope to the Blind

Over 10 million people in the United States are legally blind or blind. When most people hear that someone is blind they generally have pity on them and think the person can’t live an independent life. Americans have always been headstrong. We don’t like to be told we can’t do something and when faced with […]

Remove Winter from your Body and Mind

Cold temperatures and dry air can take a toll on mind and body. After being snowed in for what seemed like weeks and having all school schedules thrown out the window, my girlfriends and I were able to take a little time for ourselves one evening. There are many different kinds of skin care centers […]

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

The Underground Railroad Run is a 5K run and 3K family walk that winds through historic Westfield, Indiana. This year’s race will take place on March 22nd, winding through Asa Bales Park and by the anti-slavery cemetery in downtown Westfield. Options include a 3K walk, designed for families to enjoy together, and a 5K timed […]

Believing in Spring

So apparently Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, has predicted six more weeks of winter, but I’ve never understood why we put our faith in this furry little rodent. The National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC reports that the groundhog has been wrong in it’s predictions more than it’s been right. Groundhog Day […]

Obama’s Health Insurance Marketplace Opens October 1

Get ready. The Health Insurance Marketplace, a cornerstone of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, officially opens October 1, 2013. What is the Health Insurance Marketplace? The Health Insurance Marketplace is an online portal through which uninsured Americans can shop for, and enroll in, health insurance plans. It is a health insurance exchange through all […]

Zumba Classes at Bishop Chatard High School

Looking to add something new to your fitness routine? Every Monday and Thursday Jessica Daugherty, a certified Zumba instructor, leads an energetic and exciting Zumba class in the gym at Bishop Chatard High School. What I love about Jess’s class is the mix of ages, fitness levels, and abilities. There really is something for everyone. […]

Little Red Door’s Big Red Bash: Have Fun and Break a World Record

Where: Military Park, dwtn Indpls. When: Sat., July 14th, 10-2 p.m. Cost: Free It’s not often the words “cancer prevention” and “fun” go well together in the same sentence. But in the case of this year’s “Big Red Bash”, it works just fine. Hosted by local Indianapolis cancer agency, Little Red Door, the Big Red […]

Glick Eye Institute Physicians & Researchers Receive Grants

INDIANAPOLIS – June, 2012 – Three researchers at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute have received funding for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy research, including a grant for more than $1 million from the National Eye Institute. “This funding is crucial to allow our researchers to continue their work on glaucoma and other potentially blinding […]

This Year, Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

INDIANAPOLIS – June, 2012 – This year, leave the fireworks to the professionals, suggests Jennifer Eikenberry, M.D., a comprehensive ophthalmologist at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the IU School of Medicine. July is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, a time when the Indiana and American Academies of Ophthalmology urge adults to comply […]