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January 8, 2018

 

Despite multiple attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Affordable Care Act still remains the law of the land.

Healthcare.gov Signups Dip Only Slightly Thanks To Auto-Enrollment

This year’s enrollment on the federal healthcare marketplace dipped just slightly in Indiana, despite a shortened sign-up period and a drop in federal funding.

January 5, 2018

 

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Hoosier Health Group Launches County Health Data Tool

The enhanced website from the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana focuses on four core health measures that many Hoosiers fall short on.

January 5, 2018

 

Around 400 Hoosiers joined Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor for a rural opioid addiction symposium Friday in Lebanon.

Hoosiers Gather For Rural Opioid Addiction Symposium

Residents living in rural Indiana are looking at different ways to fight the opioid epidemic.

January 5, 2018

 

Abigail Cohen says participating in the project helped make her feel more confident returning to practice after suffering from a concussion.

IU Part Of Largest-Ever Concussion Research Project

The project tracks student athletes over time to determine the long-term effects of concussions.

January 4, 2018

 

needle boxes at a syringe exchange

Monroe County Syringe Exchange Awarded Annual Grant

A $15,000 grant will help Monroe County continue to fund its syringe exchange program for the next year.

January 3, 2018

 

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) speaks at the Indiana Statehouse during a press conference on his medical marijuana legislation.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally, Legislation Filed

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) spoke at a rally at the Statehouse to announce his bill to legalize cannabis for anyone with a serious medical condition.

January 3, 2018

 

IU Health estimates the entire property is worth about $16 million.

IU Health To Transfer Ownership Of Bloomington Hospital To City

IU Health will demolish the hospital on the current site. The city has not decided what the site will be used for in the future.

January 2, 2018

 

Flu vaccine being administered

Hospitals Take Precautions As Indiana Flu Cases Increase 43%

The growing number of flu-related cases in Indiana is pushing some hospitals to take extra precautions.

January 2, 2018

 

VOA's Greta Compton talks to youth workers in Martinsville about the impact of incarceration on children's wellbeing.

Youth Workers Train To Help Children Of Incarcerated Parents

The mental, emotional and physical health of children and families can be impacted when a parent is incarcerated.

January 1, 2018

 

Man in a wheelchair.

OPTIMISTIC Program Drops Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations

A new research study aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home patients through a new clinical intervention model.

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