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Super polluters tour gives people close up look at where Hoosiers get their power
Four operate within 30 miles of Evansvlle providing power to some of Indiana's largest cities and industries
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Report: Lead poisoning rates nearly three-times higher for many children in East Chicago Superfund site
Housing complex built in the early 1970s on top of a former lead smelter
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Deaconess announces plans for new Downtown Evansville clinic
Friday, August 17, 2018
Valparaiso expanding bike share program; adding stations, 10 bikes
Thursday, August 16, 2018
La Porte, Starke County hospitals come under single ownership
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Wayne County's hepatitis A numbers don't seem to be slowing down
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hoosier National Forest, IU Health Bloomington Hospital to partner on outdoor program
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
HELP NEEDED: New mandates reveal low staffing levels at some Hoosier nursing homes
“I don’t think the supply is keeping up with the demand,” administrator says of qualified personnel
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
New Granger hospital follows trend: Smaller facilities offer speed and convenience
“The whole focus is on the consumer,” says Beacon Helth chief strategy and growth officer
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Suicide is also the second leading cause of death in the state among people ages 15-34
One of the main mental health issues that leads to suicide is depression, experts say
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Clark County needle exchange program renewed for two years
The Interchange’s focus on counseling is one of the reasons the program has had success, health officer says
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Study: Opioid crisis has cost Madison County $2.2 billion since 2003

The yearly cost of opioid misuse has risen 13 times over between 2003 and 2017


Saturday, August 11, 2018
IU hires former Indianapolis Star executive as communications consultant
Ferguson Fuson will evaluate the university's communications and marketing efforts, advise senior leadership on improving in those areas
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Michigan City schools votes against plan to test all kindergarteners for lead
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Monroe County one of 13 Hoosier counties that has 5 confirmed hepatitis A cases
On average Indiana has 20 cases a year;  as of Friday, Aug. 3, 2018,  the state reported 334
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2018 overdose deaths decrease dramatically in Vigo County; officials credit antidote
'It works,' says police chief of naloxone carried by first responders
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Clark, Floyd counties in top 20 for opioid cost, says IBRC report
County leaders differ on how money should be invested in the epidemic
Sunday, August 5, 2018
A STEEP COST: Opioid usage, abuse costs Indiana $43.3 billion -- $11 million daily
Number of workers dying from opioid overdoses and of misusers losing or being unable to find jobs resulted in a $2.6 billion gross state product loss in 2016, report says
Saturday, August 4, 2018
IU Health prepares to fill local primary care need in Fort Wayne
Friday, August 3, 2018
Perry County Memorial Hospital formally severs agreement with management company
Seeks a partnershp with a regional healthcare provider
Friday, August 3, 2018
EDITORIAL: IU on its way to fulfilling a Grand promise
Thursday, August 2, 2018
IU names diseases $120 million health initiative will target
Precision Health introduces CAR T-cell therapy in Indiana
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Day care centers, preschools on the lookout for hand, foot and mouth disease
There is no vaccine to protect against the disease
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise in Evansville-area
Monday, July 30, 2018
New life coming to old bank building in downtown Washington
Monday, July 30, 2018
New Indiana law aims for cost savings at pharmacies
Pharmacists can now advise patients about possible cheaper options
Monday, July 30, 2018
CBD oil sales are exploding in Indiana since it became legal in March 2018
But buyer beware: Some can be toxic, others come with cautions
Monday, July 30, 2018
State's first free mobile healthcare clinic to take place in Valparaiso
The nonprofit organization, which relies on volunteers and contributions, has staged a total of 950 clinics (72 last year), most in the United States
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cases of hepatitis A increase in Lawrence County
The state typically averages 20 cases in a year
Sunday, July 29, 2018
COMMENTARY: Another slow, steady year for the Indiana state budget
The forecast for fiscal 2019, though, is for a shortfall
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Will the city of Gary always have a hospital?
In January, merger talks between Methodist Hospitals and Northwest Indiana's second-largest hospital system broke down
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Here's what you missed at the Indiana Opioid Summit
CDC: Opioids, both prescription drugs like painkillers and street drugs like heroin, are considered the “main driver” of the rise in fatal overdoses across the country
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Residential care in South Bend sought for Midwestern kids with autism
Beds could open in the former Madison Center hospital
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Community support key for city's future, Huntingburg mayor says
Friday, July 27, 2018
Washington uses cigarette tax funds to help offer healthy lifestyle options
Includes stations in parks for body curls, bench dips, sit-ups, knee lifts, leg extensions, chin up bars, lat pull down bars and more, can be used by park patrons of all ages
Friday, July 27, 2018
Wayne County among state's hardest-hit in hepatitis A outbreak, but why?
Ranked No. 3 in the state for the total number of cases since January 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Law officials urged to help Hoosiers in opioid crisis
"Anything we can do as judicial officers and professionals in the criminal justice system to work on this problem I think is a tool we should listen to," says Boone County judge
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Public helps envision fate of family's land on east side of Bloomington
Visions range from festival and performing art spaces, to a child care center, to a plaza for farmers' markets, to housing with porches, to water features and more.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Nurse Family Partnership program helps combat infant, maternal mortality
The program is intended to reduce infant mortality through improved pregnancy outcomes, child development and economic growth
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
New initiative enlists Indiana employers in the fight against opioid abuse
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
5 studies examined state Child Services between 2013-2017; said same thing
Indiana legislators learned only in June 2018 of the evaluations which didn't appear to lead to improvements
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
15 die due to drugs so fare in 2018 in Howard County, but rate is lower than 2017
Coroner praises Turning Point, Howard County’s System of Care program, hoping it will create along-term dent
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
A new kind of health collaboration begins in South Bend
IUSB, Healthlinc open primary care clinic together
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Town, doctor, IU Health work together to keep Gosport clinic open
 “I think the more care that is delivered closer to home, people will take advantage of it and get on with things quicker,” says local physcian
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Drug-related deaths down so far this year in Porter County
Group calls for more treatment facilities, community involvement
Friday, July 20, 2018
People line up in Wayne County for hepatitis A vaccines
Administered more than 400 shots during the three-hour span
Friday, July 20, 2018
Fiat Chrysler America opening employee-only clinic in Kokomo
More than 22,000 workers, families will get medical treatment at no cost
Friday, July 20, 2018
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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