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January 2, 2018

 

Flu vaccine being administered

Hospitals Take Precautions As Indiana Flu Cases Increase 43%

The growing number of flu-related cases in Indiana is pushing some hospitals to take extra precautions.

January 2, 2018

 

VOA's Greta Compton talks to youth workers in Martinsville about the impact of incarceration on children's wellbeing.

Youth Workers Train To Help Children Of Incarcerated Parents

The mental, emotional and physical health of children and families can be impacted when a parent is incarcerated.

January 1, 2018

 

Man in a wheelchair.

OPTIMISTIC Program Drops Nursing Home Patient Hospitalizations

A new research study aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing home patients through a new clinical intervention model.

January 1, 2018

 

Bonnie Blazer-Yost uses electrophysiological techniques to study ion transport in her School of Science lab.

Indiana Scientists Have Lead On First Treatment For Hydrocephalus

The researchers from IUPUI and IU School of Medicine recently received a $1.8 million federal grant to continue drug development.

December 29, 2017

 

A researcher wears devices that allow for the exchange of information using the body to communicate instead of sending a signal through the airwaves that could be hacked.

Researchers Use Human Body As Communication Network

The computer engineers are using devices that are linked though the body instead of the air.

December 29, 2017

 

Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Health Leaders Say Social Issues Should Top Legislative Agenda

Indiana continues to rank poorly in a number of health measures and proposals to address these factors could help.

December 27, 2017

 

Health forms on a table

Indiana Health Ranking Improves, Still Falls Short

Indiana moves up a spot in health rankings but death from drug overdoses are up 7 percent.

December 27, 2017

 

Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, Indiana an employ of the Scott County Health Department makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Penningtons home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles. Jerry is apart of of the needle exchange program, the program sees new users sign up weekly.Brittany Combs of Scottsburg, an employee of the Scott County Health Department, makes her weekly stop with the mobile unit at Jerry Pennington's home in Austin, Indiana to exchange needles.

Indiana Law Makes Harm Reduction For Addiction A Yearly Battle

Indiana legalized syringe exchanges to prevent the spread of HIV & hepatitis C. But counties have to re-approve them every two years to keep operating.

December 26, 2017

 

Photo of the Regenstrief Institute

IU Researchers Look To Support Caregivers Of Dementia Patients

A new study aims to provide additional support to family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease and promote informed medical decision-making.

December 23, 2017

 

Indiana Connected by 25 organizes the Youth Advisory Board.

Hoosier Foster Youth Advocate For Others In The System

The group works a lot on efforts to "normalize" life for foster youth in Indiana, including during the holidays.

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