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Jill Sheridan

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September 12, 2019

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Report: Indiana Obesity Rate Inches Up, State Ranks 15th-Worst

Report: Indiana Obesity Rate Inches Up, State Ranks 15th-Worst

The number of people with obesity in Indiana has increased from 31 percent in 2013 to just over 34 percent this year.

September 12, 2019

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Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Detected In Northern Indiana

Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Detected In Northern Indiana

The Eastern equine encephalitis virus, EEE, was found in three horses and a group of mosquitoes in Elkhart County. 

September 12, 2019

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Number Of Uninsured Hoosiers Ticks Up

Number Of Uninsured Hoosiers Ticks Up

The number of uninsured people in Indiana followed a national trend and increased between 2017 and 2018.

September 11, 2019

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Number Of Uninsured Hoosiers Ticks Up

Number Of Uninsured Hoosiers Ticks Up

The number of uninsured people in Indiana followed a national trend and increased between 2017 and 2018. About 9,000 fewer Hoosiers have health insurance, the rate went up from 8.2 to 8.3 percent,  according to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

September 11, 2019

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Panel Discusses How Your Address Impacts Your Health

Panel Discusses How Your Address Impacts Your Health

Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says place can influence access to a quality education, healthy food, transportation and safe housing.

September 6, 2019

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Federal Funding Will Support Maternal Mortality Review

Federal Funding Will Support Maternal Mortality Review

Indiana has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. In 2018, lawmakers established a review committee to examine the reasons why.

September 5, 2019

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Public Health Committee Meeting Focuses On High Health Care Costs

Public Health Committee Meeting Focuses On High Health Care Costs

Hoosiers are paying more for healthcare than ever and according to a recent study, more than many other states.

September 4, 2019

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Indiana Receives $21 Million To Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

Indiana Receives $21 Million To Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths

The money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to improve data collection, increase prescription drug monitoring and provide harm reduction training. 

September 4, 2019

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Study Will Assess Use Of Therapy In Advanced Cancer Patients

Study Will Assess Use Of Therapy In Advanced Cancer Patients

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is often used to treat mental health and chronic pain conditions. This study will explore its use in patients who have advanced cancer diagnoses.

August 30, 2019

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New Tool Helps Restore Emotion Recognition

New Tool Helps Restore Emotion Recognition

Most of us take for granted the ability to recognize emotions on other people’s faces, or in the tone of their words. But many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury also lose the ability to recognize emotions, even in people they’ve known for years.

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