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May 20, 2016

 

african american baby

Newborn Blood Sample Case Appealed To Indiana’s High Court

An Indiana couple wants the state supreme court to weigh in on whether newborn blood samples can be destroyed.

May 18, 2016

 

Veterans at a ceremony.

Federal Bill Aims To Increase Military Access To Health Care

The bill would create a small pilot program that would train physician assistants in psychiatric treatment through a state-sponsored fellowship.

May 18, 2016

 

students

Commission On Child Welfare Develops New Strategic Plan

The commission was formed by the General Assembly in 2013 and received a progress report from a national child welfare consultant group.

May 18, 2016

 

mosquito

Health Officials Encourage Precautions Against Mosquitoes

The Zika virus is unlikely to pose a major threat in Indiana, but West Nile is still a problem.

May 17, 2016

 

The outbreak is tied to intravenous drug use of Opana.

Allen County Becomes Eighth To Approve Needle Exchange

The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.

May 16, 2016

 

Directors say the new Horizon Health building is one of only a few facilities of its kind in the country.

Indiana Health Centers Get Over $7 Million In Federal Funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the Indiana healthcare centers federal money to help upgrade facilities and operations.

May 16, 2016

 

organics

Purdue Agronomists On Panel To Examine Food Security

The panel will examine ways to improve food access and security.

May 15, 2016

 

Vaping

Indiana Vape Shop Owners Say FDA Rules Will Shut Them Down

The FDA says the rules are aimed at improving public safety and curbing teen use, but vape shops say they'll kill the industry.

May 13, 2016

 

Blood vials

Indiana Lawsuit Seeks Destruction Of Newborn Blood Samples

The lawsuit seeks the destruction of all blood samples taken from newborns for disease screening.

May 13, 2016

 

swaddling

Does Swaddling Increase The Risk Of SIDS?

A study in the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that swaddling in combination with sleep position may increase SIDS.

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