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Monroe County needle exchange extended, opioid awareness commission named
Developing an overdose response plan that other communities can follow faced by Bloomington over the summer
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
INTO THE DARK: 'Every bit as troubling as the opioid crisis:' Sex crimes against children
Madison County, which ranks 13th in population among Indiana counties, had the fourth-most convictions for sexual assault against children in the state over the past nine years
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
STEALING INNOCENCE Offenders seize opportunities, groom targets for sex crimes against children
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
COMMENTARY: The benefits of being well-connected
With Indiana lacking a bike trail network, task force studies remedies to missing links
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Hauteans don't live longer than other Hoosiers
Terre Haute has lowest life expectancy in state
Monday, December 11, 2017
2017-18 flu season expected to pack punch if Australia's experience is a guide
“If you're over 6 months old and you're breathing, you should get a flu shot,” says Allen County health commisioner
Saturday, December 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: What happens if the 'individual mandate' goes away?
Saturday, December 9, 2017
There's a Hoosier connection on nation's health policy
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Vice President Mike Pence among at least seven Hoosiers working on national health policy
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Help on the front lines of addiction in Monroe County
Peer recovery specialists to aid hospitalized overdose patients in connecting with services
Friday, December 8, 2017
American health spending slowed in 2016, according to federal report
Hospitals, Rx drugs, physician services all see declines
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Portage police join national addiction initiative; offering help to those addicted to drugs
"We are not going to arrest our way out of this problem," Police Chief Troy Williams said
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Facility for drug detox proposed for Monroe County
Plan for old Hoosier Energy headquarters set to be heard by board of zoning appeals
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Hidden victims: The impact of opioid use on children and families
Collaborations among local, state and federal agencies are developing new cross-cutting partnerships and interventions
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Holcomb still waiting on federal approval for Healthy Indiana Plan work mandate
Monday, December 4, 2017
62 Hoosier hospitals embroiled in federal lawsuit
Federal, state government allege false claims, over-billing for release of electronic medical records
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Major hospital system becomes only one in Indiana to offer academic degree
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a nearly 12 percent growth nationwide in demand for radiologic and MRI technicians between 2016 and 2026
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Needles in the neighborhood: Bloomington child's backyard injury raises fears
But experts say exchange programs are not the problem
Saturday, December 2, 2017
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams supports studying medical marijuana
Indiana legislator expected to introduce bill widening availability of CBD
Friday, December 1, 2017
Former Perry County hospital, adjoining lots sold for $80,000 to unidentified buyer
Thursday, November 30, 2017
EPA plans $22.6 million cleanup for contaminated East Chicago industrial land
Agency says area is contaminated with arsenic, lead, zinc and cadmium
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Key findings in Purdue internal report on Camp DASH
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
OPINION: Real challenges on opioid addiction lie ahead
It is better to simply understand that effective treatment of addicts and a reduction of rates of opioid drug use are less expensive than not intervening
Monday, November 27, 2017
Needle exchange: Tippecanoe County could be third Indiana county to ditch it
West Lafayette has strained to keep the needle exchange at arm’s length
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Indiana Attorney general's statement adds to confusion over CBD oil
Doctor: “This was an alternative that was safe and effective, and now I’m in an ethical place that I don’t know what to do.”
Sunday, November 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Raising the pressure on Indiana's smoking habit
Lawmakers should at least debate state’s tobacco age
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Terre Haute girl's death brings attention to SUDC
Allison's mom raising awarenessof mysterious deaths
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Indiana Attorney General makes statement on CBD
Saturday, November 25, 2017
62 Indiana hospitals accused of false claims, kickbacks
South Bend attorneys say $300 million in tax money involved
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Montgomery County Health Department begins distributing Narcan
Workshops planned as county reports 53 overdoses in past month
Friday, November 24, 2017
New practice by prosecutors will hold suppliers accountable for drug overdoses
There is anecdotal, if not statistical evidence, to support the stance
Friday, November 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Well, Indiana messed this one up
Thursday, November 23, 2017
'Funding is desperately needed' to combat opioid crisis, Lake County coroner says
Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds stressed the importance of education and prevention in tackling the issue.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Hancock County residents raise concerns raised over $55 million jail proposal
New facility would cost about $300 per square foot, consulting firm says
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Veterans Administration, Department of Defense explore health system merge
Wouldn't affect clinics, hospitals for vets, agency says
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Opioid bills will put focus on prescription reform in Indiana
Among prescription reform efforts, pharmacists would be required to dispense prescription drugs in lockable bottles
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's legislative priorities on target
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill finds cannabidiol illegal in state
That's despite Hoosier law authorizing limited use
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Howard County joins lawsuit against opioid distributors; 38 residents have died
Decision comes in midst of deadliest year for overdoses in local history
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Notre Dame gives 1,340 lead kits to teens to learn which homes have problems
Adams High School partners on unique research project
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Jobs, opioid battle to dominate short session of General Assembly
Begins Jan. 3, leaving legislators about six weeks to prepare bills
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Indiana Chamber agenda focused on jobs, raising smoking age to 21
Smoking causes $3.1 billion in productivity losses in state, says official
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Indiana In Depth: Genetics opens up field of study, careers
ISU, IU both offering master's degrees in genetic counseling
Sunday, November 19, 2017
With drug crisis raging, Howard County works to stem tide of overdoses
Systems of Care: Community members create multi-layered plan of attack on opioid crisis
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Who's to blame for the St. Joseph County's $5.8 million mistake?
Insurance broker has a role in blunder, officials say
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Proposed 3-digit suicide hotline could save lives, southern Indiana advocates say
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hammond sues pain pill makers, distributors for alleged role in opioid crisis
The 164-page complaint claims city had the second-highest number of overdose deaths in 2016 in Lake County
Saturday, November 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana should follow Howard County on smoking
Friday, November 17, 2017
FDA OKs appliance that's made in Indiana that helps reduce drug withdrawal struggles
"The attraction of the Bridge is that people can through detox without confinement either in a jail or a treatment bed," says judge
Friday, November 17, 2017
Getting to know Trump's health secretary nominee, a former Lilly executive
Azar has strong connections to Indiana, Maryland
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Madison County faces $2.2 million in unsecured sick pay debt
Council votes 5-2 for revision of policy which includes up to 12 paid sick days yearly and bank of up to 120
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Jeffersonville-Louisville area not doing as well as experts hoped as job growth slows
Only sector showing noticeable appreciation in the metro area in 2017 is leisure and hospitality
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Terre Haute to sue opioid distributors, makers
City joins others in seeking to recover cost of overdose epidemic
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Community Health loss widens in quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Medical device company to expand in Columbia City
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Cameras to capture car plates in St. Vincent parking lots
Using license-plate-recognition software to make sure employees stay in their designated areas
Monday, November 13, 2017
Local agencies offering Goshen ID card
Will be especially helpful for immigrants who don’t have driver’s licenses and other commonly accepted forms of ID, backers say
Monday, November 13, 2017
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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