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August 18, 2016

 

Bloomington DBP levels over time.

Bloomington DBP Levels Decrease Despite Hot Weather

DBPs are a result of the water decontamination process. In high levels over a long period of time, they can be detrimental to health.

August 15, 2016

 

Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Report: Indiana Lags In Cancer Control, Patient Access

ACS CAN’s Indiana says Indiana’s low tobacco tax rates play into high smoking rates.

August 15, 2016

 

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Nov. Trial Date For Anthem, Cigna Merger Could Mean Trouble

The November trial date for the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna could mean trouble for the massive deal.

August 14, 2016

 

Judge Barbara Crawford presides over Marion County's Behavioral Health Court.

Mental Health Courts Aim To Connect Instead Of Criminalize

A growing number of Indiana counties are working to stop the cycle of people with mental illness returning to jail through alternative court programs.

August 12, 2016

 

Gilbert Park

Terre Haute Reduces Crime In City Park By Removing Benches

Terre Haute city leaders found a way to reduce crime in one of the city’s central parks by more than 80 percent.

August 11, 2016

 

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Community Health Network Connects The Public With Naloxone

A state law signed last year makes the opioid overdose reversal drug available to the public.

August 10, 2016

 

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Indiana Set To Receive Millions For Zika Prevention

The state will receive millions of dollars to fund prevention efforts for the Zika virus, but the money could spill over into other areas of public health.

August 8, 2016

 

post office

OSHA Cites West Baden Post Office For Asbestos Exposure

OSHA proposes a penalty of more than $49,000 for the violations.

August 6, 2016

 

Pickleball is growing in popularity.

Pickleball Gains Traction In Terre Haute

Terre Haute has been coined the “Pickleball Mecca of the Midwest.”

August 5, 2016

 

Needles

Study Says Indiana’s HIV Outbreak Was Preventable

The study points to a lack of healthcare, HIV testing and clean needles as factors that contributed to the outbreak.

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