Health

State Unveils Interactive Map Tracking EMS Naloxone Use

Aug 24, 2018

State and local groups working to address opioid addiction have a new tool. The state unveiled the Naloxone Administration Heatmap Thursday that updates each time time emergency responders administer the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone.

Indiana's Farm To School Programs Land Federal Grant

Aug 22, 2018

A boost of federal funding will help send farm fresh fruits and vegetables to Indiana schools. The Indiana State Department of Health will receive nearly $100,000 from a USDA grant to increase access to locally sourced foods in school cafeterias.  

Binge Drinking Trends Increase In Young Hoosiers

Aug 21, 2018
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Lauren Chapman

Binge drinking trends among young adults in Indiana are changing – the practice no longer tapers off after college. A new report finds that young people in Indiana continue to drink excessively into their mid-twenties.

Recent analysis studied the perceptions of participants involved in a landmark study that found – for chronic pain – opioids may not be more effective than other pain medication like ibuprofen.  

IU Establishes Regenerative Medicine Center

Aug 17, 2018
Chandan Sen, PhD, will serve as the inaugural director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering effective Aug. 15. (Photo courtesy of Indiana University School of Medicine)
Jill Sheridan

The Indiana University School of Medicine has made regenerative medicine its newest focus. A new team of researchers brings the latest science to Indiana. 

Gun violence is now recognized as a public health issue in Indianapolis, after the City County Council passed a non-binding resolution. 

Ahmad Moore came to support the proposal with his daughter and members of his church. He says violence is a real problem in the city. 

"If you don’t be the change, if you don’t make your voice heard, then you’re basically saying that you agree with the way things are," says Moorie. 

Hundreds from around the state attended the event in Hamilton County. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Public health and public safety leaders gathered in Carmel to find ways to collaborate to address the opioid epidemic in Hoosier communities.

Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Kristina Box says many are responding to the addiction crisis in Indiana.

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Boxes are piled high in Anne Hickman’s hallway. Family photos peek out from behind the stacks in her one-bedroom Indianapolis apartment.

Report: Indiana Could Take Better Cancer Action

Aug 10, 2018

The American Cancer Society’s study finds Indiana could do more to reduce preventable cancer deaths.  This is the 16th year for the annual “How Do You Measure Up?” analysis.

Riley doctor Blake Froberg comments on a recent report about toxins in school supplies. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

A new report tested common school supplies like crayons and binders and finds a few products have toxins that are known to cause health problems.

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