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July 22, 2015

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Fayette County Requests Needle Exchange, Clark Could Follow

Fayette County officials believe a needle exchange could reduce the number of Hepatitis C cases and prevent an HIV outbreak.

July 21, 2015

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Youth Worker Cafe Teaches Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Through group discussion, videos and workbook activities, participants learned how to prevent and identify child sexual abuse.

July 21, 2015

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Indiana Ranks 32nd In Kids’ Overall Well-Being, Report Finds

In the 2014 edition of KIDS Count, Indiana ranked 27th in children’s overall well-being.

July 21, 2015

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Hoosier State Takes A Hit In Children’s Economic Well-Being

According to a report from the Indiana Youth Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the state has more children living in poverty than it did in 2008.

July 20, 2015

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West Nile Virus Found In Indiana Mosquitoes

No human cases of West Nile virus have been spotted in the Hoosier State; however, recent heavy rains could contribute to a larger mosquito population.

July 20, 2015

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Monroe County Seeks Higher Vaccination Numbers For Children

Monroe County consistently ranks high in Indiana for children vaccination rates, and area officials plan to continue that progress.

July 17, 2015

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Poultry Barns Empty At Fairs Across The State

An outbreak of avian flu in states across the Midwest earlier this year prompted the Indiana Board of Animal Health to issue a ban on poultry shows.

July 16, 2015

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The national organization denies the claims, but Gov. Mike Pence says every Hoosier should be deeply troubled by the allegations.

Pence Orders Investigation Of Planned Parenthood Facilities

A video released earlier this week purports to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing illegal trafficking of aborted fetal tissue.

July 16, 2015

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Indiana State Department of Health identified Hepatitis  C as a primary predictor in Scott County, where Indiana HIV outbreak happened.

Monroe County Explores Needle Exchange Program

During a public meeting Wednesday night, Monroe County health officials agreed to investigate implementing a needle exchange program.

July 16, 2015

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The health department will take public comment through August and vote on a final draft of the proposal in October.

Monroe County Could Add E-Cigs To County Smoking Ordinance

The board held a public meeting Wednesday night to take public comment on the issue.

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