Health Archive

April 3, 2014

 

Grocery store aisle

Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

April 1, 2014

 

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

CDC: Indiana Medicaid Provides Good Anti-Smoking Treatment

Indiana offers health coverage to Medicaid patients for tobacco cessation programs, but anti-smoking advocates say that's not enough.

March 31, 2014

 

Walgreens pharmacy

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Indiana Board of Pharmacy

Two groups are filing a complaint against the Indiana State Board of Pharmacy claiming its president has a conflict of interest with Walgreens.

March 31, 2014

 

A group called the Safe Sleeping Coalition is seeking to extend the Interfaith Winter Shelter to prevent more residents from sleeping on the streets.

Activists Worry More Homeless Will Be On Bloomington Streets

Bloomington's Interfaith Winter Shelter plans to close Tuesday, worrying activists that more than 60 people might be sleeping on the streets.

March 29, 2014

 

stethescope

Uninsured Look For Health Coverage As Deadline Approaches

The open enrollment deadline for Affordable Care Act health exchanges is March 31, with some key newly announced exceptions.

March 26, 2014

 

health rankings

Hamilton Co. First, Scott Co. Last in County Health Rankings

The report from the University of Wisconsin took smoking and obesity rates, among other health indicators into consideration.

March 26, 2014

 

dan coats

Indiana Senator Criticizes Obama’s Health Care Extension

Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, says the extension is further proof that the health care mandate needs to be replaced.

March 26, 2014

 

MRI

New MRI Machine Caters To Claustrophobic And Obese Patients

IU Health in Bedford installed a new MRI machine this month that allows doctors to scan patients who previously could not go in the enclosed machine.

March 26, 2014

 

cigarette

Decreased Smoking Rates Correlate With Poverty Levels

A report released by the University of Washington shows smoking rates are declining in wealthier counties faster than poorer counties.

March 21, 2014

 

Heroin and paraphernalia used to cook, prepare and inject heroin for confiscated in Indiana

How Shutting Down Heroin Dealers Can Increase Overdose Risk

In the second of a two-part series on Heroin, Simon Thompson looks at how shutting down heroin dealers can put users at higher risk of overdose.

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