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September 9, 2014

 

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

Kokomo Council Votes Down Expanded Smoking Ban

A Kokomo councilman's change of heart caused a smoking ban to be defeated Monday night.

September 9, 2014

 

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Respiratory Symptoms in Children May Be Linked To Virus

A type of common respiratory virus that hits in summer and early fall may be infecting children in Indiana.

September 3, 2014

 

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Indiana Blood Center Loses Three Hospital Systems

Three Indiana hospitals, including IU Health, switch blood suppliers from Indiana Blood Center to Red Cross.

August 30, 2014

 

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More Indiana Dentists Leaving Independent Practices

Twenty-five percent more dentists are going into large group practices instead of maintaining their independent practices.

August 29, 2014

 

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More Carriers Coming To Indiana Healthcare Exchange

The number of insurance carriers and plans offered through the federal healthcare exchange in Indiana will dramatically increase this year.

August 29, 2014

 

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Bar Owner Says Kokomo Smoking Ban May Close Business

Kokomo’s Common Council is just two weeks away from approving a new smoking ban that would limit lighting up in 21 and over bars, clubs and lounges.

August 29, 2014

 

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Nurses A Growing Problem

Some are calling for tougher regulations to help combat drug diversion among healthcare workers.

August 28, 2014

 

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CDC Data: Indiana Ranks Well For Childhood Immunizations

According to Centers for Disease Control data released today, Indiana's vaccinations rates are good compared to the national average.

August 27, 2014

 

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Freshmen, Sophomores Required To Learn CPR

A new state law requires Indiana high schools teach CPR as part of health classes, but some schools don't have the money to do so.

August 26, 2014

 

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Kokomo City Council Nears Approval Of Smoking Ban

Kokomo is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking in bars, taverns and clubs.

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