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April 27, 2016

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Indiana Slightly Below Average On Health Security Scores

This is the fourth year for the National Health Security Preparedness Index that was started by the CDC in 2013.

April 27, 2016

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Justin Phillips featured in the IndyStar

Indiana Woman One Of Ten To Receive White House Award

Justin Phillips has committed her time to advocating for awareness about heroin addiction and treatment since losing her son Aaron to a heroin overdose.

April 27, 2016

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Nation’s First Safe Haven Baby Boxes Unveiled In Indiana

The electronically-monitored boxes are heated and contain a motion sensor that triggers a 911 call.

April 22, 2016

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Wayne County Submits Syringe Exchange Proposal For Approval

If approved, the program would be the seventh request and the fifth approved syringe exchange in Indiana.

April 22, 2016

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One Year After HIV Outbreak, Scott County Looking Ahead

The spread of HIV in the rural community has drastically slowed, but Austin is facing other challenges.

April 21, 2016

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Experts: Despite CDC Announcements, Zika In Indiana Unlikely

Even though the CDC says Indiana has the right climate for the mosquitoes, public health experts say the likelihood for native Hoosier infections is slim.

April 20, 2016

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Scott County health board

Scott County Asking State To Continue Needle Exchange

As part of a bill lawmakers passed last year, counties must submit annual reports on their needle exchanges.

April 19, 2016

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Type Of Thyroid Cancer No Longer Considered Cancerous

Dr. Marion Couch of the IU School of Medicine says oncologists have long understood that they have been over-treating for this type of thyroid condition.

April 18, 2016

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Dr. Shannon Risacher.

Study Links Some Medications To Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s

The study looked at chronic use of anticholinergic drugs by older adults. The drugs can include certain antihistamines and nighttime cold medicines.

April 18, 2016

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Some DNR Officers Now Armed With Naloxone

Officers in northwest Indiana received training to administer the overdose antidote.

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