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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — For the sake of fashion we make sacrifices. Beauty means pain, am I right? One of the sacrifices is wearing high heels. But slipping on a pair–especially in excess–can result in some serious consequence wreaking havoc on you body’s alignment. In this segment, I discuss the risks of wearing heels, what you can do to prevent these risks and how to correct the damage already done.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Does the sight of blood make you sweaty, anxious and sick to your stomach? Well, you may have a condition known as hemophobia. Hemophobia is defined as an extreme fear of getting medical tests or shots involving blood.

A phobia is defined as an irrational fear of something that’s unlikely to cause harm. However, hemophobia can have a severe impact on your life, especially if you skip doctor appointments as a result.

In this segment of Health Spotlight Life.Style.Live! I discuss the physical and emotional symptoms of hemophobia, when it’s time to see a doctor and treatments available to help you overcome the condition.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s a question that remains for many exercise enthusiast: If I stop working out, will my muscle turn to fat? In this segment of Health Spotlight Life.Style.Live!, I reveal the answer.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – While a night on the town with friends makes for some great memories, it may also come with unpleasant experiences the next morning. The day after drinking can bring headaches, nausea and dehydration. It can also be followed by an overwhelming sense of anxiety. In this segment of Life.Style.Live! Health Spotlight, I talk about what’s called ‘hangxiety’, why it happens and what you can do about it.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – So many dietary supplements are on store shelves. However, many of these products have not been granted FDA approval. In this segment of All Indiana Health Spotlight, I discuss how manufacturers and distributors are able to circumvent the approval process and why it comes at the expense of consumer safety.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The temperatures are frigid, snow if falling and the sidewalks are slick. Here in Indiana, we’re in the throes of a winter storm. This puts us at risk of slips, trips and falls–some of which could have serious consequences if proper precautions aren’t taken before braving the cold weather. In this segment of Life.Style.Live! Health Spotlight, I discuss why having brittle bones puts you at greater risk of falling and what you can do to protect yourself.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Coffee alone may not be enough to shake off your early morning sleepiness. To get that extra jolt of energy before you start your day you may want to consider a ‘coffee nap.’ While it may sound counterintuitive, there are health benefits to drinking caffeine followed by a short snooze. In this “Life. Style. Live!” Health Spotlight, I discuss the science behind a coffee nap. 

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Who can pass up a creamy pint of ice cream? Or maybe you prefer popsicle sticks or milkshakes. Either way, enjoying the pleasure of these delicious treats comes with a price if you’re not careful: brain freeze. In this “Life Style Live” Health Spotlight, I discuss the science behind brain freeze.  

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Picture this. You’re in your kitchen cooking your favorite meal when suddenly you begin to get teary-eyed. If this sounds familiar there’s a good chance onions are part of the recipe. So, why do we cry as we dice the vegetable? In this segment of Indy Style Health Spotlight I discuss the link between onions and tears.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Whether you bumped your elbow or took a hard hit to the shin, the reaction is probably the same, “Ouch. That’s going leave a bruise.”

In this Indy Style Health Spotlight segment, I discuss the four stages of bruising as well what the changing colors of the injury say about the healing process.