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March 13, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Indiana) says he wants Indiana's Medicaid expansion - through its HIP 2.0 program - continued as federal lawmakers debate health care reform.

Holcomb Wants Medicaid Expansion Continued

Governor Eric Holcomb says he wants to see Indiana’s Medicaid expansion protected as federal lawmakers debate health care reform.

March 10, 2017

 

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State Officials Unconcerned About Avian Flu Cases

State officials say it’s normal for poultry farmers to be extra-cautious around the spring season because warmer months signal migration for infected waterfowl.

March 8, 2017

 

Representative Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) watches a Senate committee vote on his bill to require college students receive a meningitis immunization.

Bill Adds Meningitis To Required College Immunizations

Rep. Ron Bacon's bill is primarily aimed at out-of-state students.

March 8, 2017

 

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Experts Weigh HIP 2.0′s Fate Under Proposed GOP ACA Replacement

Approximately 250,000 people currently have coverage through HIP 2.0.

March 7, 2017

 

The new ordinance will also prohibit smoking at outdoor events in city parks beginning July 1.

Kokomo, Howard County Officials Approve Bar Smoking Ban

Several cities around the state have local ordinances tougher than the statewide smoking ban adopted in 2012 that exempts bars and casinos.

March 7, 2017

 

Rebecca Heger, Cathedral High School's mental health and addictions counselor, looks at 2-year-old Finn, a therapy dog at the school since 2015.

Indiana Youth Suicides Increase As Schools, Lawmakers Seek Fix

Two suicide prevention proposals have garnered support this legislative session, but it remains to be seen how the House and Senate will compromise their plans.

March 3, 2017

 

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New Tool Tracks Health Data For 500 Cities; 11 In Indiana

The new project is a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation.

March 3, 2017

 

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Scarce Resources Exist For Addicted Pregnant Women And Infants

Legislators have proposed bills that would help fund and establish places to help pregnant mothers addicted to opioids and their children born dependent.

March 3, 2017

 

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As Opioid Prescriptions Fell, Deaths Involving Heroin Rose

A new study has found that restricting opioid prescriptions may have an unintended side effect: more overdose deaths involving heroin and fentanyl.

March 2, 2017

 

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Data Shows Hoosier Infants At Risk, Despite Progress

The annual Kids Count Data Book highlights the fact that Indiana's infant mortality rate is closely tied to the decisions of Hoosier mothers.

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