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April 21, 2016

 

Mosquito

Experts: Despite CDC Announcements, Zika In Indiana Unlikely

Even though the CDC says Indiana has the right climate for the mosquitoes, public health experts say the likelihood for native Hoosier infections is slim.

April 20, 2016

 

Scott County health board

Scott County Asking State To Continue Needle Exchange

As part of a bill lawmakers passed last year, counties must submit annual reports on their needle exchanges.

April 19, 2016

 

Male thyroid gland anatomy

Type Of Thyroid Cancer No Longer Considered Cancerous

Dr. Marion Couch of the IU School of Medicine says oncologists have long understood that they have been over-treating for this type of thyroid condition.

April 18, 2016

 

Dr. Shannon Risacher.

Study Links Some Medications To Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

The study looked at chronic use of anticholinergic drugs by older adults. The drugs can include certain antihistamines and nighttime cold medicines.

April 18, 2016

 

Naloxone

Some DNR Officers Now Armed With Naloxone

Officers in northwest Indiana received training to administer the overdose antidote.

April 15, 2016

 

HealthCare.gov

Healthcare Experts Critical Of Stutzman, Young Plans

Both Republican primary candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat say Obamacare should be repealed, but experts say their alternative plans won't work.

April 14, 2016

 

Palliative care seeks to provide for a patient's physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

Noon Edition: Palliative Care Presents New Health Options

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss palliative care.

April 13, 2016

 

Planned Parenthood sign.

ACLU Says Indiana’s Abortion Law Unlike Any Other In U.S.

Rather than restricting the abortion providers, the ACLU says Indiana’s law criminalizes certain reasons a woman might get an abortion.

April 13, 2016

 

Syringes.

Wayne County Likely To Approve Needle Exchange Program

Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases, so health officials declared a public health emergency in October.

April 13, 2016

 

Patient and doctor.

Billions In Unpaid Care For Alzheimer’s In Indiana

Over 110,000 Hoosiers are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 330,000 unpaid caregivers are providing an estimated $4.6 billion in care.

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