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June 20, 2016

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Anantha Shekhar, leader of the winning research project for the Grand Challenges funding program.

IU Awards Up To $40M To Precision Health In Grand Challenges

Researchers hope to understand the prevention, onset, treatment, progression and health outcomes of human diseases through a precision approach.

June 18, 2016

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State Ups Low-Income Families’ Access To Farmers Markets

The program provides lower-income pregnant women, moms and children access to healthy foods sold at farmers markets and roadside stands.

June 17, 2016

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Monica Kelsey

New Fund Would Defend Parents Leaving Infants In Baby Boxes

The temperature-controlled boxes aim to provide a place for women to leave infants they feel they cannot care for.

June 15, 2016

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Indiana Blood Center bus outside of Indy Pride headquarters with a tent for donors to recover from donating blood

Indy Pride Blood Drive Surpasses Donation Capacity

The LGBT organization hosted the drive to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting, but had to send more than 100 people to other donation sites.

June 15, 2016

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President’s Budget: $19M To Address Indiana’s Drug Epidemic

Indiana would receive the 16th highest amount of federal funding under the president's proposal.

June 14, 2016

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For decades men who have sex with men weren’t allowed to give blood at all because of worries about the spread of AIDS.

Hoosiers Donating Blood Post-Orlando, One Group Still Banned

The FDA still requires that any man giving blood hasn’t been sexually active with another man for 12 months prior to the donation date.

June 13, 2016

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Proposed Marketplace Premiums Spike; Individual Plans Vary

Most of the companies planning to offer coverage in Indiana through the federal exchange are proposing double-digit rate increases for individual premiums.

June 12, 2016

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A new effort to fight stigma is happening in a northern suburb of Indianapolis.

Fishers Takes On Mental Health Stigma

Nationally, about a quarter of Americans suffer from mental illness in a year, but about half of those will not seek treatment, in part, because of stigma.

June 12, 2016

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Does Indiana Battle Over Abortion Reflect Political Climate?

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing the state over a bill passed this year, which bans abortions based on race, sex, and disability.

June 10, 2016

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DCS Wants Existing Baby Boxes Removed And No More Installed

There are two baby boxes installed at fire stations in Indiana and plans to install more in the central part of the state.

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