Health Archive

July 18, 2014

 

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New State Policy Seeks To Help Prevent Teen Dating Abuse

Officials hope a new policy will help prevent teen dating abuse and sexual harassment.

July 17, 2014

 

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All-Star Football Teams To Use Concussion Prevention Device

Indiana high school all-star teams are using a concussion preventive device that indicates when a player needs to be removed from a game.

July 17, 2014

 

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Indiana’s Abortion Rate Decreases Fifth Year In A Row

The number of abortions in Indiana decreased 9 percent from those performed in 2012.

July 16, 2014

 

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Indiana To Start Year-Round Drug Disposal Program

The Yellow Jugs Old Drugs program aims to keep people from throwing away old prescriptions, which can cause environmental damage.

July 16, 2014

 

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Education Leaders Launch Campaign To Combat Sexual Abuse

Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country. Education leaders are beginning to ask how they can prevent it.

July 14, 2014

 

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How Jails Became The Largest Providers Of Mental Health Care

WFIU/WTIU speaks to a Kokomo Tribune reporter about his series looking at why jails are becoming one of the main providers of mental health care in Indiana.

July 8, 2014

 

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Indiana Hospitals See Rise In Heroin Overdoses

A doctor at St. Vincent Hospital says hospitals in Indiana and surrounding states have seen a 300 percent increase in heroin overdoses.

July 4, 2014

 

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HIP 2.0 Includes New Workforce Training Requirement

The application for Medicaid expansion, submitted to the Federal Government on Wednesday, includes a requirement that applicants receive job skills training

July 3, 2014

 

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Planned Parenthood Facility Closing In Bedford

The Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford is shutting down after seeing a significant decline in the number of patients it sees each year.

July 2, 2014

 

Abandoned home in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Lieutenant Governor says the program will help stabilize neighborhoods and reduce foreclosures.

Lead Poisoning Threatens Terre Haute’s Poorest Residents

Terre Haute's residents who live near former industrial areas, railroads or those who live in old houses are at high risk for possible lead poisoning.

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