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Meth from Mexico takes hold as Wayme County drug use shifts away from heroin: Task Force
"People are afraid of (heroin) because they’re dying, and we’ve heard that meth is just readily available like heroin has been"
Sunday, February 17, 2019
COMMENTARY: Indiana's neighbor could soon legalize recreational marijuana
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Project Swaddle tackles infant mortality by serving rural mothers
Franciscan Health's program has conducted 300 home visits for mothers in rural areas with high-risk pregnancies.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
COMMENTARY: Is 'Green New Deal' a gift to Republicans?
GOP sounds the alarm against socialism
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Indiana House panel shoots down bill to tighten oversight of huge farms
Indiana is one of the largest states in pork, chicken and egg production with over 1,800 CFOs
Friday, February 15, 2019
EDITORIAL: 'Dangerous health threat'
Friday, February 15, 2019
Statewide hepatitis: A outbreak reaches the Delaware County jail
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Federal audit: Munster's Community Hospital overbilled Medicare by $22 million
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Catalent Biologics gets $2.5 million in tax relief from Bloomington, creates 200 jobs
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Vape juice used in electronic cigarettes may be subject to new Indiana tax
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Notre Dame earns $33.7 million grant to fights disease from mosquitoes
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
House unanimously OKs plan to ensure Chicago hospital access for sick NWI Region children
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hepatitis A outbreak hits hard in Jennings County
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Major Health Partners gets financial support for YMCA pool in Shelbyville
City, Shelby County, Blue River Community Foundation contributing $3.975,000 for construction, initial maintenance
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Clark County had 15 percent fewer overdose-related deaths in 2018
Momentum gaining in war against drug abuse
Friday, February 8, 2019
Study shows change in cervical cancer rates in Indiana; African-Americans still die at higher rate
“It provides us with a fundamental understanding of what does health knowledge and belief look like in the state of Indiana," says IU School of Medicine researcher
Friday, February 8, 2019
EDITORIAL: It's time for a 'real' ban
Friday, February 8, 2019
Lawmakers want to snuff out teen smoking by making tobacco purchase minimum age 21
Legislators have yet to act on a separate proposal to hike the cigarette tax rate by $2 per pack as a way to reduce smoking rates
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Opioid problems increasing in White County
Had a higher rate of opioid deaths in 2018 than its neighboring counties
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Historic commission votes to allow removal of Leeper Park duck pond in South Bend
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Nothing good to say about December 2018 financials for Vincennes hospital
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
OrthoWorx diversity series continues as Kosciusko County population changes
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Planned Parenthood merges Indiana and Kentucky affiliate with four western states
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Greater Lafayette task force aims to broaden conversation beyond pro-life vs pro-choice
Proponent says there is hope that politicians on both sides of the aisle can see the value in bill that supports family planning in all of its forms
Saturday, February 2, 2019
'What's best for them:' State Sen. Koch authors two bills focusing on recovery efforts
Senate Bill 111 provides grant opportunities for community- and faith-based substance abuse programs
Friday, February 1, 2019
Sally the robot is now dishing up salads at IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Monday, January 28, 2019
Shortage of nurses meets shortage of educators, Indiana industry advocate says
Indiana nursing programs in 2017 had to turn away 700 qualified applicants for undergraduate studies, says director of nursing studies for state association
Monday, January 28, 2019
Plan to reduce infant mortality clears Indiana House, 99-0
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Madison County reports 20 hepatitis A cases so far in January 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
One Southern Indiana introduces association health plan for members
Development group estimates that Insurance Under ONE could cover as many as 170,000 people in the region
Friday, January 25, 2019
Indiana Chamber poll finds widespread support for hate crimes law
NAACP leader says anyone ever bullied should be on board with effort for new law
Friday, January 25, 2019
Hendricks, Knox County opioid treatment programs modeled after one in Terre Haute
Thursday, January 24, 2019
NWI lawmakers working to ensure premature babies and sick children can get care close to home
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Tipmont REMC promises economic growth in rural Indiana through broadband internet
Purdue study says higher speeds provide benefits to  telemedicine, education, business investment, consumer savings and farm income changes
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Rep. Clere seeks to end headaches by entering Indiana into Nurse Licensure Compact
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Howard County sees sharp decline in overdose deaths in 2018
Despite 25 percent decrease in drug fatalities, last year was still 3rd deadliest year on record
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Perry County Memorial Hospital to form management partnership with Evansville's St. Vincent
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Branding, McCordsville congestion focus of Mt. Comfort study
On the north end of the corridor, ULI panel advised officials to make it a top priority to fix the congestion at State Road 67/U.S. 36
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County leaders looking forward to what comes in 2019
“We absolutely must meet the workforce needs of employers if our community is to succeed,” mayor says
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Student advice may drive Indiana school safety legislative efforts
Indiana focusing on mental health services
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
United Way of Fayette County to now give 'action grants'
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Dukes Foundation extends Miami County YMCA matching grant deadline
Just $973,000 left to raise to reach final campaign goal of $13.1 million
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Report: Indiana's youth uninsured rate increases, is one of the highest in the nation
Monday, January 21, 2019
Nonprofit Batesville coffee house gives grants to other charities, programs
Monday, January 21, 2019
Doctor's victims seek fertility fraud law from Indiana legislators
Monday, January 21, 2019
Lutheran's St. Joseph plans could be slowed in Fort Wayne
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Indiana Senate Bill 573 would limit hospital building
Before construction, Certificate of Need would be required
Sunday, January 20, 2019
'The Art of Alzheimer's Disease': New IUK exhibit highlights therapy group
“One of the benefits of exhibiting clients’ artwork is that it gives them a sense of identity and it gives them a sense of esteem,” says professor who led group
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Odds of dying by an opioid overdose surpass car crashes, says National Safety Council
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Nonprofit reapplies for license to open abortion clinic in South Bend
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Madison County community officials talk about benefits of larger health network
Indianapolis based health care providers suggest potential benefits
Thursday, March 14, 2002






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