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June 6, 2016

 

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Indiana Syphilis Cases Increase Dramatically In One Year

The state saw a 70 percent increase in syphilis cases from 2014 to 2015.

June 6, 2016

 

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Drug Abuse Blamed For Large Increase In Kids Removed By DCS

The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012

June 6, 2016

 

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Carmel Nursing Home Developer Begins Trading In Canada

Mainstreet is expanding, but not in Indiana, which has a moratorium on new nursing homes.

June 4, 2016

 

Indiana mumps cases as of June 3, 2016.

Purdue Sees Possible New Mumps Cases, 158 Cases Statewide

Purdue is one of four Indiana universities with mumps outbreaks, also including Indiana University Bloomington, Butler University and IUPUI.

June 3, 2016

 

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Bloomington Residents Pushing For Midwifery Program

A new group called Bloomington Consumers For Birth Choices got more than 1,000 people to sign a petition in support of the effort.

June 3, 2016

 

Indiana State Department of Health identified Hepatitis  C as a primary predictor in Scott County, where Indiana HIV outbreak happened.

State Approves Fifth Syringe Exchange In Wayne County

Wayne County ranks fourth in the state in Hepatitis C cases. They will work with Centerstone and Reed Health regional hospital to fund and staff the program.

May 31, 2016

 

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FDA Approves New Implanted Medication For Opioid Addiction

Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.

May 31, 2016

 

Sen. Joe Donnelly speaks about his mental health for veterans measure at the Indiana War Memorial on May 31.

Active Servicemember Mental Health Care Bill Likely To Pass

Sen. Donnelly says the shortage of mental health providers in the military is an ongoing issue.

May 31, 2016

 

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Hoosier Teens Lag In Medicaid Coverage

Medicaid-eligible Indiana teenagers enroll at a rate of five percent less than eligible younger kids.

May 30, 2016

 

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Indiana Opioid Prescriptions Drop For First Time Ever

From 2014 to 2015 Indiana saw a 7.5 percent decrease in prescriptions, making it the 11th highest in the U.S. and slightly above the national average.

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