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July 29, 2016

 

This spring the Congress approved $589 million in funds for Zika response.

Hamilton Co. Health Dept. Updates Zika Plan As IN Cases Grow

The Hamilton County Health Department reviewed its Zika Action Plan this week as the first suspected locally transmitted cases are suspected to hit the U.S..

July 29, 2016

 

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Howard Co. Prosecutor Opposes Needle Exchange Proposal

Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann says providing clean needles to drug addicts isn’t the right way to address increasing rates of HIV and Hepatitis C.

July 27, 2016

 

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Lawrence County Asks State For Syringe Exchange Program

Pending state approval, Lawrence County will work with the Indiana Recovery Alliance to fund and staff the mobile unit.

July 27, 2016

 

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Gov.’s Drug Task Force Discusses Children’s Mental Health

The number of children seeking mental health services because of a parent's addiction has been increasing.

July 26, 2016

 

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HIP 2.0 Enrollees Willing To Pay, Some Lack Understanding

A state-commissioned evaluation by the Lewin Group found the majority of enrollees both below and above the poverty line chose the so-called “HIP Plus” account.

July 26, 2016

 

Last year, nearly 8,000 abortions were performed in Indiana, a 2 percent drop from the year before, according to annual data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

Indiana Abortion Numbers Drop For Sixth Straight Year

Last year, nearly 8,000 abortions were performed in Indiana, a 2 percent drop from the year before.

July 23, 2016

 

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Why New GMO Labels Might Not Tell The Whole Story

Critics say a new bill designed to tell people whether their food is genetically modified, may actually mask the contents.

July 22, 2016

 

Anthem is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Merger Between Indy-Based Anthem, Cigna Put On Hold

Anthem’s deal with Connecticut-based Cigna had been in the works for more than a year.

July 21, 2016

 

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Growing Latino Population In Need Of Accessible Healthcare

As the immigrant population continues to grow, the increase in need of accessible healthcare becomes evident, according to a recent survey.

July 20, 2016

 

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Medical Schools Gets Creative To Snag New Geriatricians

The American Geriatrics Society estimates 300 doctors are immediately needed to make up for the shortage in Indiana.

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