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November 14, 2016

 

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East Chicago Residents Look To Play Role In EPA Lead Cleanup

Residents impacted would receive documents and become part of the decision-making process about the cleanup going forward.

November 1, 2016

 

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Indiana Lands At The Bottom Of State Mental Health Rankings

A new study from the nonprofit Mental Health America puts Indiana 45th in the nation when it comes to mental health care.

October 29, 2016

 

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Election Places Focus On Affordable Care Act Debate

More than half a million Hoosiers are now covered because of the ACA, but a new report indicates that a small percentage of those people will see rising rates.

October 20, 2016

 

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Student Tests Positive For Meningitis, District Offers Antibiotics

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is making antibiotics available to people after a kindergartner who has tested positive for bacterial meningitis.

October 5, 2016

 

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FluMist Not Recommended This Season

FluMist is a live form of the vaccination that is administered as a nasal spray and was a preferred choice for many young children because there’s no needle.

September 16, 2016

 

Indiana still has a slightly higher rate of uninsured than the national rate of 9.4.

More Hoosiers Are Signing Up For Health Insurance

Indiana still has a slightly higher rate of uninsured people than the national rate of 9.4.

September 13, 2016

 

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Food Insecurity Rises In Indiana, Drops Nationally

The number of people who have limited access to healthy food year round dropped nationally, but is growing in Indiana.

September 7, 2016

 

School nurse Heather Gordon demonstrates the new equipment.

Indiana’s First School Tele-Health Clinic Opens In Elwood

Indiana’s first school-based tele-health clinic is open in Elwood. The clinic could help increase health care access in rural areas.

September 5, 2016

 

All but two states offer some type of vaccine exemption. Indiana offers exemptions based on religious beliefs.

Is 20-Something Too Late For A Guy To Get The HPV Vaccine?

The CDC now estimates about 70 percent of all oropharyngeal cancers may be caused by HPV, including roughly 12,600 cases in men each year.

August 26, 2016

 

 Southeastern Indiana’s Clark County had some of the highest levels of air pollution for both ozone and particulate matter in the state.

New Study: Pollution Causes 189 Excess Deaths Per Year

Indianapolis saw the highest incidence of excess mortality, with 86 excess deaths, even though it doesn’t have the poorest relative air quality in the state.

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