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December 22, 2015

 

syringe

State Approves Monroe County Needle Exchange Program

The State Health Commissioner has declared Monroe County an area of public health emergency, meaning a needle exchange program will be implemented.

November 6, 2015

 

african american baby

Premature Birth Rates Declining But Still Too High

The State Health Department released data showing premature birth rates declined from 2009 to 2013.

September 4, 2015

 

syringe

Commissioners Vote Yes Towards County Needle Exchange

Public health leaders rejoiced Friday morning after Monroe County Commissioners voted in favor of a county-wide needle exchange program.

July 20, 2015

 

Mosquito, mid-bite

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.

October 14, 2014

 

Indiana University hosted a panel discussion on Ebola in Liberia.

Containing Ebola A Matter Of Public Health, Experts Say

Medical experts say the U.S. is not at risk for a large outbreak.

August 6, 2014

 

President Dennis

Liberia Ebola Outbreak Elevates IU Collaboration

The University of Liberia president is in Bloomington with Indiana University officials to collaborate on ways to help control Liberia’s Ebola outbreak.

December 5, 2012

 

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Columbus City Council Approves Smoking Ban

Despite a city council vote of 4-2 for the ban, some residents say they are not pleased.

June 10, 2011

 

Pop Machines

Burping: An Unnecessary Taboo Or An Act To Be Avoided?

Eructation is the act of voiding gas from the stomach through the mouth…also known as burping. But did you ever wonder why it happens?

June 9, 2011

 

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Drs. Urged To Save Low-Income Vaccines For Those In Need

Many physicians have been sending insured patients to public health clinics, which receive government funded vaccines.

January 19, 2011

 

ashtray, smoking, cigarette

Statewide Smoking Ban Advances

The Indiana House Public Health Committee is advancing a smoking ban proposal.

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