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March 9, 2018


Advocates Hope For More Action From Trump On Opioid Crisis Plan

President Trump says federal leaders will roll out an opioid crisis policy plan in the next few weeks, and local advocates hope to see more action than talk.

February 9, 2018


Pharmacies See Shortage Of Vaccines As Flu Deaths Rise

The Indiana State Department of Health says the flu has killed 167 Hoosiers so far this season.

December 29, 2017


Health Leaders Say Social Issues Should Top Legislative Agenda

Indiana continues to rank poorly in a number of health measures and proposals to address these factors could help.

July 24, 2017


DNR Issues Blue-Green Algae Advisory For Eight Lakes

Coming into contact with the blue-green algae may cause adverse health effects.

June 15, 2017


New Study Examines Public Reaction To Major Events

Research from a new IUPUI study uses search engine queries to look at how the public reacts to major events and tragedies.

February 2, 2017


Tobacco Tax Bill Clears First Hurdle In House Committee

The bill would raise the smoking age to 21, and put 35 million dollars toward tobacco prevention and cessation each year.

November 21, 2016


More East Chicago Residents Have Elevated Blood Lead Levels

The East Chicago Housing Authority currently has no plans to offer on-site lead testing at public housing complexes throughout the city.

October 26, 2016


IU To Offer New Health Data Science Degree Program

Officials say the degree will be a combination of biostatistics, computer science and informatics.

December 22, 2015


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


Premature Birth Rates Declining But Still Too High

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

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