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May 10, 2017

 

Sen. Donnelly in Bloomington, Indiana in March, 2016.

Donnelly Decries Reported Budget Cuts For Opioid Crisis Response

NPR reports a leaked document shows President Trump's budget proposal reduces funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy by about 94 percent.

May 9, 2017

 

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AHCA Would Permanently Repeal The Medical Device Tax

The tax is particularly divisive in Indiana, where medical device manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar industry.

May 8, 2017

 

Protesters gather in front of U.S. Sen. Todd Young's offices, calling on him to not support the American Health Care Act.

Protesters Call For Young To Support Women’s Health Care

The Women's March Indiana Chapter gathered outside Sen. Todd Young's offices to protest cuts to women's health access.

May 8, 2017

 

rifle

IUPUI Study Finds Gun Users Are Exposed To High Levels Of Lead

Recreational gun users are at risk of lead poisoning due to exposure from lead dust particles released when a gun is fired.

May 8, 2017

 

syringe

Experts Urge Indiana Residents To Get Tested For Hepatitis

Indiana data show that more than 7,000 cases of viral hepatitis were reported in the state during 2015.

May 8, 2017

 

The study will focus on lung cancer screening from a patient’s perspective.

New Study To Examine Why Patients Choose Lung Cancer Screenings

An IU School of Nursing professor will examine other factors that play into whether or not a person decides to screen for lung cancer.

May 5, 2017

 

Rachel Gahagen practices a medical exam at Marian University, where she will soon receive her diploma with the first graduating class.

How New Medical School Graduates Will Address The Doctor Shortage

Indiana will need about 800 more primary care doctors by 2030, and the first graduating class from Marian University is a step in the right direction.

May 5, 2017

 

Baby

IU Employees Pleased By New Parental Leave Effective Date

The policy means staff members who adopted or gave birth to a child on or after April 14 qualify for paid parental leave.

May 5, 2017

 

Karl Koehler points to a cross section of clump of cells growing hair follicles.

IU School Of Medicine Scientists Grow Ear Tissue From Stem Cells

A study published this week in Nature Biotechnology outlines this lab’s recent successes with growing inner ear tissue from human stem cells.

May 5, 2017

 

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Anthem Asks Supreme Court To Review Blocked Cigna Deal

The Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer is asking the court to review last week's rejection by a federal appeals court.

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