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Hill-Rom will acquire communications company
Sunday, March 24, 2019
At IEDC meeeting in Terre Haute, Holcomb says Indiana landing businesses, jobs
Among four unnamed IEDC projects are a new $305 million new food manufacturing facility in Shelby County, to create 460 jobs by 2022
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Elkhart County's Vibrant Communities group counts up its successes
“The mantra, the mission of the organization is to inspire people to love where they live and to love Elkhart County specifically,” co-chair says
Friday, March 22, 2019
Child's fatal diagnosis prompts expansion of Indiana's infant health disorder testing
Adds Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Hurler syndrome to the 12 medical disorders for which infants already are required to be tested as soon as possible following birth
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Hancock Health eyes 100 acres at Mt. Comfort/I-70 interchange for developments
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Report: Vanderburgh is one of Indiana's unhealthiest counties
County Health Rankings said 36 percent of county residents were considered obese
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Patients should stay in NWI for their neurology, oncology, cardiovascular care, hospitals say
Monday, March 18, 2019
Healing the heart and patient through the beauty of art in Allen County
Parkview Health has put its own spin on art therapy by creating a Healing Arts program
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Indiana mental health plan for students draws conservative ire
Senate Bill 266 gives schools, parents a choice to opt out of survey
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Granger mom starts foundation to carry on son's goal of helping others fight addiction
“I couldn’t save my son’s life,” Debbie Campiti says, “but if I could save one life, it’s worth it.”
Sunday, March 17, 2019
2018 Indiana, South Bend area overdose deaths down after record high previous year
Officials attributed some of the decline in overdose deaths to a growing understanding of the dangers of opioids as well as an increasing number of pill drops in the area
Sunday, March 17, 2019
THE MONTHLY DECISION: Study shows 44% of Madison County households are struggling
Local United Way head said more than 30 percent of the households in county are using 30 percent of their income for substandard housing
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Indiana hospitals get socked for safety concerns
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is docking 22 hospitals for high rates of infection and patient injuries
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Indiana opening first new state psychiatric hospital in 53 years
159-bed long-term care facility will offer treatment for adults and children who have complex neuropsychiatric illnesses
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Obesity rate climbing in Indiana, new study says
The Fairbanks study said being overly fat carries a high cost: $3.9 billion a year in labor market losses due to increased absenteeism and lower work productivity
Friday, March 15, 2019
More Indiana medical providers set to gain right to deny women abortion-related health care
Friday, March 15, 2019
United Way of Huntington County 2018 campaign exceeds goal, hits $800.000
Friday, March 15, 2019
Gary Works, Indiana Harbor steel mills big reasons Indiana third worst in toxic chemical releases
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
New monitoring system detected Clark County overdose spike
Health officials believe increase may be due to a drug supply with higher fentanyl content than is usual in the area
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Complaints about group prompt Richland-Bean Blossom schools to cancel safety programs
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
COMMENTARY: Marijuana legalization: One toke over the line?
Monday, March 11, 2019
Drift-prone ag herbicide complaints swamp Indiana's state chemist
Will concentrate investigations on injuries to tomatoes, vegetables, grapes, melons, gardens, ornamentals, flowers, trees and organic crops that might not be marketable if dicamba residues are present
Monday, March 11, 2019
Northwest Indiana drug overdose deaths were down in 2018
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Federal Bankruptcy Court rules Fayette County hospital to be sold at auction
All of the its physical assets – buildings and equipment – will be included in the sale
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Improvements highlighted at La Porte's State of City
Saturday, March 9, 2019
COMMENTARY: Indiana lawmakers still fighting to outlaw abortion
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Burned out: General Assembly snuffs 2019 marijuana legislation
At the start of the 2019 legislative session that would see marijuana legalized, or at least decriminalized, and opened up for medical and/or recreational usage
Friday, March 8, 2019
Indiana's education chief: Arming teachers a 'bad, bad, bad idea'
Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said school safety is much broader than the alarming but infrequent school shooting
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Officials: Indiana jails crowded by Level 6 crimes
About a third of current jail inmates simply can’t afford bail, the Indiana Sheriffs' Association said
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Officials: Indiana jails crowded by Level 6 crimes
About a third of current jail inmates simply can’t afford bail, the Indiana Sheriffs' Association said
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Full agenda awaits Hoosier lawmakers as second half of session starts today at Statehouse
House will begin considering Senate-approved legislation, and the Senate will evaluate proposed new laws endorsed by the House
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
DeKalb Health and Parkview Health to affiliate
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
At halfway mark in 2019 Indiana General Assembly: 400 bills alive
Hate crimes, teacher pay, gambling proposals advance
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Madison County Community joining forces to address mental health, addictions
While the ratio of patients to mental health providers has improved in recent years, county still lags far behind the state average
Sunday, March 3, 2019
'Achieve Your Degree:' Ivy Tech program helps workers, business, Hoosier workforce
Program — offered statewide — enables companies that offer tuition benefits to assist their employees in pursuing their education with minimal up-front cost to the student
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Kids County Data Book reveals desperate need for foster parents in Indiana
Another trend with child placement is grandparents as parents, raising children with no involvement from the child’s paren
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Wabash County and its smaller towns are focused on improving communities, officials say
Saturday, March 2, 2019
How secure are your health records? Do computers contribute to doctor burnout?
Hospitals across the country have taken note and are constantly updating their systems to protect patient privacy
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Prospects for $2 per pack cigarette tax hike all but snuffed out at the Statehouse
Raise It for Health coalition said state's smoking rates are a public health crisis that demands urgent action by lawmakers
Friday, March 1, 2019
Old St. Elizabeth Hospital demolition coming, as Lafayette presses to save buildings
Parts of campus that date back more than a century could come down this spring, after development plan fell through
Friday, March 1, 2019
Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville shuts down unexpectedly
Friday, March 1, 2019
Preventing suicides: Survivor shares experience, advice to hundreds at program
“If a child expresses mental health concerns, we as parents, we as friends, we as community members should know the next steps,” says survivor of her 14-year-old son's suicide
Friday, March 1, 2019
Educating the Whole Child Summit puts spotlight on students' social, emotional needs
About one in five Indiana students seriously considered suicide in 2015 — the third highest rate in the nation, according CDC
Friday, March 1, 2019
EDITORIAL: 'Drug-induced homicide' penalties can go too far
Friday, March 1, 2019
Declining funds for protecting drinking water concerns state environmental group
IDEM has had repeated budget cuts over the past 13 years, according to HEC Director Indra Frank
Thursday, February 28, 2019
EDITORIAL: Factory farm laws needed
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Gov. Holcomb admits using marijuana in college, still opposes legalization in Indiana
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
HEAD STRONG: Scooter helmet giveaway planned for March safety week
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2-year, $35 billion state spending plan advanced by House GOP to Senate
Allocates 50 percent of state revenue to kindergarten-through-12th-grade education, with an additional 12 percent for state colleges and universities
Monday, February 25, 2019
Felony provision added to proposed Indiana fertility fraud bill
Monday, February 25, 2019
Local officials see naloxone saving lives; Muncie community wants to help save more
Indiana Recovery Alliance has worked to get antidote directly into the hands of those who might need it, distributing more than 35,000 doses across the state since 2015
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Burmese workers allege Fort Wayne plant discriminates; fight 3 years old
Sunday, February 24, 2019
EIRPC: Group's goals align with Henry County needs, director claims
Wants regional development group to expand to six counties
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Drug overdoses still on rise in Grant County, but some wins are recorded, officials say
Marion General Hospital cut its opioid prescription rates by more than half over the last five years
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Indiana GOP lawmakers unmoved by CAFO critic's cry for help
"Instead of sound science being presented, I see a lot of subjective science, opinionated science, and not sound science backed up with data," says farm owner and state Rep. Aylesworth
Saturday, February 23, 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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