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March 22, 2018


IU Health Highlights Importance Of Hand-Washing In Experiment

On the tail end of one of the worst flu seasons in recent years proper hand-washing was emphasized in a recent experiment at Indiana University Health pathology labs.

September 6, 2017


Ind. Attorney General Clashes With CDC Over Syringe Exchange Data

Last month, the CDC sent a letter to the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention asking it to correct a 2016 report.

August 24, 2017


CDC Sends Letter To State Clarifying Syringe Exchange Stance

The letter states that syringe exchange programs reduce the spread of disease and do not increase the rate of community drug use.

March 3, 2017


New Tool Tracks Health Data For 500 Cities; 11 In Indiana

The new project is a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation.

February 27, 2017


Indiana Overdose Deaths Continue To Mirror National Trends

According to the CDC report, the national drug-related death rate has increased more than two and a half times since 1999.

December 29, 2016


CDC Awards Hoosier State Nearly $300K For Zika Efforts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing the fight against the Zika virus, which can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly.

November 30, 2016


CDC Report Encourages Expanding Syringe Exchange Programs

Indiana lawmakers legalized the creation of syringe exchanges in the Hoosier state in 2015. Eight counties now have state-approved programs.

August 10, 2016


Indiana Set To Receive Millions For Zika Prevention

The state will receive millions of dollars to fund prevention efforts for the Zika virus, but the money could spill over into other areas of public health.

April 28, 2016


Indiana Suicide Rate Increases Faster Than National Average

Indiana’s suicide rate went up 50-percent faster than the national average between 1999 and 2014.

March 11, 2016


Schools Push Back Start Times To Improve Student Health

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends teens start school no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

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