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April 12, 2016

 

Map of Indiana.

Indiana Has One Of Lowest Life Expectancies For Poor People

In Indianapolis, the richest 25 percent of residents now live on average eight-and-a-half years longer than the poorest 25 percent.

April 11, 2016

 

Naloxone

All Indiana University Police Departments To Get Naloxone

The naloxone kits come at no cost to the university and will allow officers to immediately help those who overdose on opioids.

April 8, 2016

 

9-year-old Aric sits for a dental appointment at a free clinic.

Efforts To Get Adequate Dental Care To More Hoosier Kids

The Indiana Youth Institute reports over half of Indiana’s children aren’t getting the dental care that they need.

April 7, 2016

 

Sonographer performing ultrasound

Planned Parenthood Sues Indiana To Block Anti-Abortion Law

Federal courts have struck down two other Indiana anti-abortion laws in the past five years.

April 7, 2016

 

Brittany Combs is seen delivering clean needles and other supplies to a member of Scott County's needle exchange program.

A Year After Indiana HIV Outbreak, Addiction Treatment Lags

The state estimates that there are about 500 people who abuse drugs in Austin and the number of those infected with HIV has grown to 190.

April 7, 2016

 

Three schools in Indiana have announced cases of the mumps this year.

Mumps Cases Increasing, Spread To Purdue Campus

There are 45 confirmed cases of mumps on college campuses and five probable cases.

April 6, 2016

 

Woman wearing health mask medical

Fishers Officials Discuss Preparedness For Smallpox Outbreak

Very few Americans born after 1980 have been vaccinated for smallpox.

April 5, 2016

 

The research is accuate 82 percent of the time.

Blood Biomarker Could Identify Women At Risk For Suicide

Historically, women have been understudied when it comes to suicide risk and biology, according to Dr. Alexander Niculescu at the IU School of Medicine.

April 5, 2016

 

A Fitbit activity tracker.

Ball State: Activity Trackers Not As Accurate As Advertised

In a new report, a research team examined how well the Fitbit and other activity trackers estimate calories burned and steps taken.

April 4, 2016

 

doctor

Federal CMS To Evaluate HIP 2.0 For ‘Barriers To Care’

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will evaluate whether a waiver to HIP 2.0 causes patients to miss appointments.

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