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May 12, 2016

 

congresswoman

Indiana Rep. Passes Federal Bill To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.

May 11, 2016

 

Acute Hep C cases

Hepatitis C Epidemic Highlights State’s Drug Use Problem

Overdose deaths have also increased with acute hepatitis cases.

May 10, 2016

 

Cows in stalls

White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 9, 2016

 

The number and rate of hepatitis C infections had been on the decline in Indiana until 2014, according to numbers from the Indiana Department of Health.

Hep C Increases In Indiana, Deaths Lag Behind U.S. Average

State health department officials say reasons for that increase could include more testing, an increase in test accuracy and a rise in injection drug use.

May 6, 2016

 

Planned Parenthood sign.

Judge Sets Hearing Date For Indiana Abortion Law Challenge

Known as House Enrolled Act 1337, the law bans abortions because of a fetus's gender, race or genetic disability, such as Down syndrome.

May 5, 2016

 

Bloomington's water shows a decrease in the level of DBP's from March to April.

Bloomington Water Tests Show Improved Quality

The City of Bloomington Utilities plans to continue testing water monthly and adjusting the treatment process as needed.

May 5, 2016

 

Over 400,000 people die every year because of medical mistakes, placing the cause third behind heart disease and cancer.

Indiana Network Helps Prevent 3rd Leading Cause Of Death

New findings list medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. An information exchange in Indiana aims to prevent these mistakes.

May 5, 2016

 

Vaping

FDA Releases First-Ever E-Cigarette Regulations

The rules mean electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco products.

May 4, 2016

 

Turkey Barn

Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

 

Blood

FDA Zika Restrictions Impacting Indiana Blood Supply

The FDA recommends people who travel to a country where Zika has been transmitted delay donating blood for at least 28 days after their return.

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