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June 2, 2015

 

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Fayette County Considers Needle Exchange To Prevent HIV

Fayette County officials say they are seeing similar warning signs Scott County experienced before it become the epicenter of an HIV outbreak.

May 29, 2015

 

Austin, Ind.

HIV Spread Slows In Southeastern Indiana, 163 Cases Reported

The needle-exchange program approved in Scott County has seen 175 visitors, collected an estimated 15,964 needles, and provided 20,279 needles.

May 22, 2015

 

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Funding Uncertain For Scott County’s Longterm HIV Response

The new law allowing for syringe exchanges in high-risk counties doesn't provide any state funding for the programs.

May 22, 2015

 

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Concerns Linger Over Midwives Law

The Professional Licensing Board is expected to develop a final set of rules for midwife licensing within the next few months.

May 21, 2015

 

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Indiana Approves Long-Term Needle Exchange In Scott County

The needle-exchange program in Scott County aims to stop the HIV epidemic that has infected about 160 people.

May 21, 2015

 

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IN State Health Commissioner Testifies In D.C. On Drug Abuse

Jerome Adams, among other state health commissioners, testified how Indiana is trying to deal with the HIV outbreak.

May 19, 2015

 

One fifth of Indianapolis residents smoke, contributing to the city's ranking of least health major metropolis.

Indianapolis Ranked Unhealthiest Major Metro Area

Indianapolis ranks at the bottom of the Annual American Fitness Index by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

May 15, 2015

 

Bev Matthews

Rarity Of Voice Disease Makes Finding A Cure Difficult

Spasmodic dysphonia reduces a person's voice to a whisper, but researchers don't know what causes the disorder.

May 14, 2015

 

More than 9,400 needles have been distributed as part a temporary needle exchange program in Scott County.

HIV Cases Continue To Climb As Addiction Services Ramp Up

A total of 155 people in Southeastern Indiana have tested positive for the virus this year.

May 13, 2015

 

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Study: More Ticks Moving Into Southern Indiana

May is one of the worst months for ticks and IU biologists have gradually seen more types of ticks in the area.

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