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January 31, 2018

 

Naloxone kits sitting on a counter.

State Health Dept. Awards 3,000+ Naloxone Kits To Rural Counties

More than 3,330 naloxone kits are headed to first responders working in rural areas throughout Indiana.

January 31, 2018

 

Legislators passed a bill in 2016 that gives Hoosiers access to telemedicine.

Flu Activity Means Telehealth Visits Up At Some Hospitals

Telemedicine allows doctors to examine patients through video conference.

January 30, 2018

 

Indiana House chamber.

Bill To Increase Minimum Smoking Age Dies In House

Speaker Bosma announced the bill needed to go through House Ways and Means - and because Tuesday was a committee deadline, the bill can't advance this session.

January 30, 2018

 

The measure also adds new details about a woman to reports sent to the state following an abortion.

Senate Approves Bill Adding New Abortion Reporting Requirements

The measure also adds new details about a woman to reports sent to the state following an abortion.

January 30, 2018

 

Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 logo

Indiana Medicaid Program Granted One-Month Extension

The extension buys time for the state and federal government to finalize details of how the program works.

January 30, 2018

 

(Photo courtesy donnelly.senate.gov)

U.S. Senate Rejects Bill To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

The Senate has rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

January 30, 2018

 

High school aged students who receive proven prevention education are more than 60 percent less likely to use hard drugs like heroin or cocaine.

New Grant Initiative Focuses On Substance Abuse Prevention

Funding to help schools in central Indiana develop substance abuse prevention programs is available.

January 29, 2018

 

A man blowing smoke from a cigarette

House Committee Votes To Increase Smoking Age To 21

The House Public Health Committee approved a measure that would raise the minimum smoking age to 21.

January 29, 2018

 

The Indiana University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease Center.

IU School Of Medicine Set Record For 2017 Funding

The Indiana School of Medicine announced a record year in research funding.

January 26, 2018

 

Holcomb says he wants to give lawmakers more time to develop legislation that's expected to change the law regarding the sale and use of CBD.

Holcomb Extends CBD Enforcement Moratorium

Holcomb says he wants to give lawmakers more time to develop legislation that's expected to change the law regarding the sale and use of CBD.

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