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May 25, 2016

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Indiana’s Oldest Bar Snuffs Out Its Last Cigarette

Although research is still new, a growing number of scientists say there are environmental dangers that linger even after people put cigarettes out.

May 24, 2016

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Columbus Hospital To Open Expanded ER After Flood Damage

Flash flooding in 2008 caused nearly $180 million in damage at Columbus Regional Hospital.

May 23, 2016

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Indiana Court Hears Woman’s Appeal Of Feticide Conviction

An appeals court questioned an attorney for the state on whether there was evidence that a woman knew she had delivered a live child in a self-induced abortion.

May 23, 2016

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Medicaid Expansion May Boost Coverage For Low-Income Kids

Approximately 87-percent of Medicaid-eligible Hoosier kids had health insurance coverage in 2014.

May 21, 2016

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American Fitness Index Ranks Indy Last In Nation

Indianapolis had an 11 percent drop in people who walk or bike to work and a decrease in the percentage of people who are in excellent health.

May 20, 2016

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Newborn Blood Sample Case Appealed To Indiana’s High Court

An Indiana couple wants the state supreme court to weigh in on whether newborn blood samples can be destroyed.

May 18, 2016

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Federal Bill Aims To Increase Military Access To Health Care

The bill would create a small pilot program that would train physician assistants in psychiatric treatment through a state-sponsored fellowship.

May 18, 2016

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Commission On Child Welfare Develops New Strategic Plan

The commission was formed by the General Assembly in 2013 and received a progress report from a national child welfare consultant group.

May 18, 2016

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Health Officials Encourage Precautions Against Mosquitoes

The Zika virus is unlikely to pose a major threat in Indiana, but West Nile is still a problem.

May 17, 2016

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The outbreak is tied to intravenous drug use of Opana.

Allen County Becomes Eighth To Approve Needle Exchange

The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.

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