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December 27, 2016

 

World Cuba Globe

Indianapolis Man Hopes To Live Final Days in Cuba

Lazaro Blanco Garcia has cancer and probably only months to live.

December 27, 2016

 

Attorney General-elect Curtis Hill (second from left) with a panel of experts on Indiana's drug epidemic.

Incoming AG Hill Wants ‘Strict Enforcement’ Of Drug Users

Incoming Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state shouldn’t abandon what he calls “strict enforcement” when it comes to addressing the drug epidemic.

December 26, 2016

 

Fresh produce at Merciful Help Center pantry in Carmel.

SNAP Education Program Improves Food Security

The new study from Purdue University finds people who receive SNAP education improve food security by 25 percent.

December 23, 2016

 

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Ag Injuries Up 30 Percent-But State Numbers Don’t Tell Whole Story

The state estimates 800 people in ag-sustained injuries on the job in 2015, but farms with less than 10 people aren't included in that number.

December 21, 2016

 

119,000 Indiana residents have enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov.

Amid Uncertainty, ACA Exchange Enrollment Spikes In Ind., Nation

More than 119,000 Hoosiers have signed up for insurance on healthcare.gov for coverage beginning Jan. 1, a nearly 9 percent increase over last year.

December 21, 2016

 

The influenza vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective.

Ind. Health Department Reports First Flu Death Of Season

The Indiana State Health Department is reporting the state’s first flu death of the season, although overall flu activity is minimal.

December 20, 2016

 

Family and Social Services Administration Secretary John Wernert announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down to work for the Sagamore Institute.

Secretary of Indiana’s Welfare Agency Resigns

Incoming Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb has not named a replacement for Family and Social Services Administration Secretary John Wernert.

December 20, 2016

 

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Holcomb Reappoints Jerome Adams As Health Commissioner

The reappointment comes despite rumors Adams would join the Trump administration.

December 19, 2016

 

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Dental Stem Cells Could Aid Future Medical Discoveries

Long gone are the days of placing a tooth under your pillow. A new “tooth fairy” is offering much more than a few dollars.

December 16, 2016

 

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Indiana Could Receive $19M For Opioid Treatment Through Cures Act

President Obama recently signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which will direct a billion dollars to states for use in opioid treatment programs.

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