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March 2, 2018


Indiana’s 244 Flu-Related Deaths Include 3 Kids 4 Or Younger

Indiana's latest influenza report shows the state has experienced 244 flu-related deaths this season, compared with 219 a week earlier.

October 19, 2017


Indiana Receives Approval To Expand Lead Testing

The state will use money from the Children's Health Insurance Program.

May 30, 2017


UIndy Study To Analyze Emotional Regulation, Teen Addiction

From 2013-2014, 3 percent of Hoosier teens reported they needed treatment for alcohol or illegal drugs, and didn't receive it.

February 13, 2017


Baby Boxes Legalization Effort Halted In Committee

An amendment to legalize baby boxes didn’t get enough support to even take a vote on it.

September 1, 2016


ISDH: 17 East Chicago Kids Have Abnormal Blood Lead Levels

The Indiana State Department of Health is helping provide free testing for residents of East Chicago after high levels of lead were detected in the soil.

August 5, 2016


Women Choosing “Chemical Abortions” Over Surgical Procedures

More Hoosier women are choosing to abort pregnancies with the so-called “abortion pill,” even while the total number of procedures is decreasing in the state.

March 20, 2015


HIV Outbreak Continues In Southeastern Indiana

Most of the cases are linked to IV drug abuse, with the infection spreading through shared dirty needles.

December 23, 2014


Indiana Receives $1.4 Million To Combat Violent Death Rate

The grant will go toward collecting and analyzing data on violent deaths across the state.

February 25, 2014


Abortion Bill Changes Address Privacy Concerns

The legislation requires backup physicians to have proof of their admitting privileges on record with the state Department of Health.

July 31, 2013


Health Officials Remind Parents of New Immunization Policy

New requirements for school entry are intended to stop spread of disease, and to calm nerves, after last year's outbreaks.

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