Tobacco cessation efforts get $5 million in the current state budget, which is down from $8 million in the previous biennium.
The current budget passed by the House cuts $3 million from the health department's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program.
The data show that the number of Hoosier children suffering from asthma has spiked in the last five years.
The report examines factors affecting newborns to children 5 years of age. Those include such things as healthcare, housing, and family structure.
Babesisosis attacks a person‘s red blood cells and if left unchecked can be deadly
The delay comes after officials expressed concern that the policy change would keep many kids from getting vaccinated for the upcoming school year.
"It doesn't take them a lot of time," says one state health representative, "to get from eggs to hatching."
Pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems should heat cold cuts until they are steaming hot to avoid risk of consuming listeria bacteria.
The Indiana Department of Health has announced a ten-year plan aimed at lowering the state's obesity rate.
Contaminated alfalfa sprouts leads to multi-state salmonella outbreak.