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September 15, 2017


Health Centers Receive Millions To Combat Opioid Epidemic

Twenty-one centers in Indiana have been awarded funds to help increase behavioral health services.

August 8, 2017


GOP Indiana Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Legalization

Indiana Republican State Rep. Jim Lucas is backing medical marijuana as an alternative method to curb the state’s opioid epidemic.

March 31, 2017


Opioid Replacement Compound Could Treat Chronic Pain

Researchers at Purdue are optimistic that the findings could help relieve opioid abuse.

May 29, 2015


HIV Spread Slows In Southeastern Indiana, 163 Cases Reported

The needle-exchange program approved in Scott County has seen 175 visitors, collected an estimated 15,964 needles, and provided 20,279 needles.

May 1, 2015


Rural Towns Lack Resources To Combat, Prevent HIV Outbreak

Counties near the center of the HIV outbreak don't have the money or manpower to offer HIV testing and other resources to concerned residents.

April 22, 2015


HIV Spreads Beyond Scott County, Officials Say It’s Isolated

State health officials say what brought their attention to Scott County was a combination of HIV, Hepatitis C and injection drug use, all in one setting.

April 8, 2015


HIV Threat Is Still Very Real 25 Years After Ryan White

Kokomo-native Ryan White became the face of HIV in the 1980s, spreading awareness about the largely misunderstood disease.

April 3, 2015


Southeastern Indiana HIV Outbreak Was Years In The Making

Health officials say they've known there was a drug problem in Scott County for at least the past decade.

March 25, 2015


Lawmakers Debate Needle Exchange Program Amid HIV Epidemic

The Indiana State Department of Health is reporting 72 confirmed HIV cases believed to be linked to the intravenous use of a prescription drug.

August 7, 2012


Pork Officials: No Swine Flu Epidemic

Health officials have confirmed cases of influenza A in humans, but they say people should not worry about an epidemic.

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