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May 13, 2015

 

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Scott County Commissioners Plan Needle Exchange Hearing

The hearing is part of the process counties must go through in order to legalize needle exchange programs under a recently-passed law.

May 12, 2015

 

The outbreak likely began in Scott County and is being spread through needles used to inject the prescription opioid drug Opana.

HIV Cases In Southeastern Indiana Rise Above 150

Despite efforts to quell the outbreak caused by the sharing of dirty needles, the number of new HIV infections in and around Scott County continues to rise.

May 12, 2015

 

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Howard County Police Say Heroin Overdoses Are Unusually High

Howard County Coroner Jay Price says heroin overdoses have killed 11 individuals so far this year. Pending toxicology tests could raise that number to 17.

May 11, 2015

 

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Concussions More Frequent In Football Practice Than Games

About 58 percent of concussions in high school and college football players occur during practice, a newly published report finds.

May 7, 2015

 

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Town At HIV Outbreak’s Epicenter Will Open New Clinic

The new clinic is part of a partnership between the town of Austin and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

May 6, 2015

 

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IU Researchers Search For Links To Postpartum Depression

IU researchers studying postpartum depression have found the hormone oxytocin increased activation in a reward-sensitive area of the brain of women.

May 6, 2015

 

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

HIV Case Numbers In Southeastern Indiana Continue To Climb

The governor also signed off on a measure Tuesday allowing needle exchange programs in Indiana during specific public health emergencies.

May 5, 2015

 

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Pence Signs Medical Shield Bill Into Law

HEA 1145 will apply to physicians and other professionals such as podiatrists and optometrists who perform routine medical, eye and dental treatments.

May 1, 2015

 

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Rural Towns Lack Resources To Combat, Prevent HIV Outbreak

Counties near the center of the HIV outbreak don't have the money or manpower to offer HIV testing and other resources to concerned residents.

April 30, 2015

 

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IU Hosts Event Raising Awareness, Money For Nepal Earthquake

IU and the Asian Culture Center hosted IU4Nepal, which included an expert forum and candlelight vigil.

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