Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, announced Sunday it has identified a second positive case of illness from the new coronavirus.

Purdue University

 

Purdue University announced Thursday a halt to all university-sponsored international travel over the school’s upcoming spring break. 

Indiana lawmakers are looking to New Jersey to help craft legislation that would address high blood lead levels in children. Kids with lead poisoning can have trouble learning, behavioral issues, and poor kidney function — and those problems can carry into adulthood. 

Indiana Reports Fourth Vaping Death

Nov 15, 2019

Indiana has recorded a fourth death related to vaping. That puts the state at the top of an unwanted list.

A person has died in Elkhart County from a rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus that often affects horses. State health official say it's the first human case in Indiana in more than 20 years and only the fourth reported since 1964. 

Two more deaths in Indiana are linked to vaping-related illness according to a news release from the state health department. 

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

A large coalition — made up of doctors, legal experts, advocacy groups, and others — is petitioning the state to lower its threshold for when public health agencies should address elevated blood lead levels in children.

The City of Gary recently received a more than $27,000 grant to help prevent child lead poisoning. Among other things, the city plans to help educate the parents and healthcare providers of kids with elevated blood lead levels.

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Lauren Chapman

The opioid crisis has spurred some health providers to crack down on prescribing opioids. After a recent review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has clarified guidelines that address this.

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