Teen First In Indiana To Recieve New Cancer Treatment

Sep 10, 2018
Kylee Sweat is Riley Hospital’s first ever CAR T patient and the first pediatric patient to start treatment in Indiana. (Photo Iu Riley Hospital)
Jill Sheridan

An Indiana teenager is the first in the state to receive a new type of cancer treatment for leukemia. CAR T cell therapy was just approved by the FDA last year. 

Indiana Bike and Walk Summit was held in Indianapolis. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Communities across Indiana are finding ways to be more walkable and bikeable.  An annual summit in Indianapolis highlighted success stories and challenges they face. 

The announcement of the global health initiative was made at Purdue University. (Photo Purdue John Underwood)
Jill Sheridan

Purdue University has been chosen to lead a new research effort to address extreme poverty across the globe.

The university will recieve a $70 million investment from the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, which aims to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

Extreme poverty impacts the health of millions through food insecurity, water safety, disease and violence.

Survey Finds Vaping Up Among Indiana Youth

Aug 24, 2018

The annual Indiana Youth Survey looks at substance use, mental health and other addiction risk factors.  This year’s assessment found a significant increase in use of electronic cigarettes by middle and high schoolers. 

One Case Lands Indiana On Measles Watchlist

Aug 24, 2018
A rash forms on a person with measles 3-5 days after they contract the virus. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Lauren Chapman

Indiana is one of 21 states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention placed on a watch list for measles.  The state has had one reported case of measles. It takes three to declare an outbreak. 

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
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.