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More kids need lead tests to solve South Bend's toxic problem, officials say
Lead paint in rundown homes — not drinking water — is the root cause of the long-standing problem, they add
Sunday, January 22, 2017
INDIANA IN DEPTH: Smoke-free campus a right or an imposition?
Although IU-Bloomington has a tobacco-free policy, "There is no policing, and no consequence for using tobacco," Health Center official says
Sunday, January 22, 2017
St. Mary's hospitals in Evansville and Boonville to take on St. Vincent name
Saturday, January 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't give up on statewide workplace smoking ban
Friday, January 20, 2017
Indiana American Legion passes local medical-cannabis resolution
Kokomo veterans ask state lawmakers to approve cannabis-treatment program
Friday, January 20, 2017
Norovirus outbreak forces Sullivan County elementary school to close today
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb sets a constructive course
Thursday, January 19, 2017
President made Elkhart County part of his economic recovery plan, Democrat leader says
About $140 million in funding that was awarded to the county through the Obama administration during the recession
Thursday, January 19, 2017
State Sen. Blake Doriot, Elkhart County sheriff back bill legalizing hemp oil
Indiana is now in a minority of states that prohibit all forms of medical marijuana
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Gary seeks developer for University Park East area
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Give us your best, Gov. Holcomb
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Surprise! Indiana has a drug problem
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 16, 2017
Stopping suicides in Evansville and Vanderburgh and Warrick counties
As the numbers increase, preventing a crisis and helping a loved one starts with a conversation
Sunday, January 15, 2017
New administration and Congress leadership renews target on Planned Parenthood funding
Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, said the furor over defunding the organization is based on a false premise
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Activists push back against proposed Hoosier abortion ban
House Bill 1134 would change Indiana code to reflect life beginning as soon as a human egg is fertilized
Thursday, January 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Vaccination commission unnecessary
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Baptist Health Group weight loss program first in national rankings
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's initial ideas would move the state in right direction
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Erase the haze for a healthier community
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Proposed Indiana bill aims to prevent meningitis on Hoosier campuses
While rare, meningococcal outbreaks usually occur in community settings and spread via saliva by kissing or coughing
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposal for Ivy Tech to join Downtown Evansville medical campus off the table, for now
Not included in school's list of priorities for state funding
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Questions surround Indiana's prison health care contract
Officials don't explain delay in long-term deal
Sunday, January 8, 2017
No rush by other cities to duplicate South Bend's newly instituted smoking ban
New casino will be exempt from city's smoke-free workplace rule
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Hoosiers improve two spots in United Health Foundation rankings, from 41st to 39th
Report says state saw a decrease in smoking, obesity and child poverty in 2016
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Kokomo American Legion post passes resolution requesting legal medical cannabis
VA physicians now allowed to advise and monitor patients who use cannabis in states where it is legal
Friday, January 6, 2017
Witham Health Services ramps up for 3-phase expansion in Lebanon
Friday, January 6, 2017
Homicides down, overdoses up, say Lake, Porter coroners
"...if we as a community all work on prevention, education and treatment, we have a fighting chance against this epidemic," says Porter County coroner
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Greenfield, Hancock County leaders discuss state and future of the community
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Resident, council member want Alexandria's fluoride turned on immediately
Water plant operator/superintendent for the city made unilateral to turn it off in 2008
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Officials express concern over LaPorte Hospital's new for-profit owner
Community Health Systems is $15 billion in debt
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boone County child neglect cases have nearly tripled in last three years
Local and state officials have pointed to the opioid epidemic as a possible cause of the increase in crimes against children
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Student garden puts nutrition on the table at middle school in Huntingburg
“Our kids have a lot of access to physical fitness and sports activities and programs, but we don’t focus very much on nutrition”
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monroe County Jail to open mental health dorm
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Southern Indiana lawmakers to file toll-related bills in 2017 session
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Holcomb says he will focus on jobs, business growth as Indiana's 51st governor
He also states Indiana must "kill the drug epidemic that our state is grappling with"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Addiction treatment facility set to January 31 in Cambridge City
Monday, January 2, 2017
Groups working to get naloxone in hands of addict's closest circle
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Proposed Indiana cigarette tax increase has backers, skeptics
Revenue generated would fund prevention programs
Sunday, January 1, 2017
FAA changing medical certification for some private pilots
New regulations pushed by Rep. Toddd Rokita, R-4th District, expected by July 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Indiana uninsured rate falls considerably under Obamacare
More than 20 million Americans have picked up health coverage, reducing the U.S. uninsured rate to the lowest point on record
Friday, December 30, 2016
Clark County needle exchange to open in late January 2017
Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis provided funding to buy syringes and other supplies for six months
Thursday, December 29, 2016
St. Vincent opening facility in Crawfordsville and Brownsburg
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
EDITORIAL: Addressing Indiana opioid crisis will aid economy
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
EDITORIAL: Congress could help solve decisions facing retirees
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Some IU employees seek to retain domestic-partner benefits
University alters health plans after same-sex marriage OK'd
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Evansville mayor outlines new city projects
2017 ventures include blight demolition, sewer infrastructure
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Training teaches cops how to deal with the mentally ill as state-run facilities close
Crisis intervention training brought to the local table
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
COMMENTARY: Greg Zoeller leaves attorney general role with legacy in public health
He calls the current crisis - which claimed more than 33,000 lives last year in the U.S. with overdoses – “medically assisted addiction”
Monday, December 26, 2016
Northwest Indiana leaders optimistic about drug task force's recommendations
"Until we start making treatment available to those that can't afford it that are willing to go through with it, then we're spinning our wheels"
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Some advocacy groups see surge in post-election donations
Friday, December 23, 2016
Study reveals NWI's greatest health needs
They include reducing diabetes and obesity and increasing treatment for substance abuse and mental health
Friday, December 23, 2016
Students, hospital partner in effort to make school greener
They found Mt. Vernon High School uses roughly 290,000 plastic water bottles a year
Friday, December 23, 2016
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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