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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.

December 16, 2016

 

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Some Indiana Health Rankings Have Conflict Of Interest Issues

A recent ranking placing the state 46th for older Americans’ health raises questions about conflicts of interest with ranking systems.

December 14, 2016

 

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Healthcare Marketplace Deadline Is Approaching

The first deadline is this week, and it affects coverage beginning on January 1.

December 12, 2016

 

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Indiana Lawmakers To File Plan For Reducing Youth Suicide

The Indiana Department of Public Health reports that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 23.

December 9, 2016

 

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EPA Discovers Unsafe Levels Of Lead In East Chicago Water

The EPA found unsafe levels of lead in the drinking water of some homes.

December 8, 2016

 

We'll be discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act.

Noon Edition: Open Enrollment And The Affordable Care Act

Americans are signing up for healthcare as a part of open enrollment, but the election is leading to a sense of uncertainty surrounding the marketplace.

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