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September 18, 2017

 

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Holcomb Names OB-GYN To Be Next Health Commissioner

The Republican governor's office announced Monday that Dr. Kristina Box will start in her new role on Oct. 16.

September 18, 2017

 

A promotional video for American Senior Communities.

Indiana Nursing Home Company Sues Former Executives

An Indiana nursing home management firm has sued former executives accused of embezzling more than $16 million from the company.

September 18, 2017

 

The campaign goal will be to educate minors about the dangers of underage drinking.

DePauw Official Responds To Recent High-Risk Student Drinking

An email sent over the weekend asks all DePauw students to "look out for each other" amid the increase in hospitalizations.

September 18, 2017

 

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Indiana Sees Uninsured Numbers Drop 6% From 2013 To 2016

The decrease follows the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in 2013 and Indiana's expansion of Medicaid coverage to low-income residents.

September 15, 2017

 

Last year, Health and Human Services awarded $94 million to health centers across the county to tackle substance abuse.

Federal Grant Delivers Increase In Funds To Treat Opioid Abuse

A grant coming to Indiana from the federal government allocates more money to treating opioid abuse than in previous years.

September 15, 2017

 

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Health Centers Receive Millions To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Twenty-one centers in Indiana have been awarded funds to help increase behavioral health services.

September 13, 2017

 

Bob Topmiller, chief of toxicology at the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, holds a small vial containing carfentanil extracted from a sample of blood.

Wayne County Opioid Deaths In 2017 Already Pass 2016 Figure

Wayne County Coroner Ron Stevens says he recently saw the county's 49th confirmed opioid-related death for 2017. There were 44 opioid-related deaths in 2016.

September 12, 2017

 

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Scott Co Files Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma, Endo Pharmaceuticals

The lawsuit alleges drugs made by the manufacturers contributed to the county's ongoing opioid epidemic.

September 12, 2017

 

Tahwii Spicer and her son, Reece.

Cultural, Economic, Other Factors Drive Black Breast-Feeding Gap

Breast-feeding rates are increasing each year, but a gaping disparity between Black women and women of other races remains.

September 11, 2017

 

Obesity A Growing Problem, 32% Of Hoosiers Obese

An annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Indiana 10th worst for obesity. It was 15th last year.

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