Health

Proposal Would Identify Prescriptions With Opioids

Mar 28, 2019
Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) authored the legislation that aims to improve consumer awareness. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

A bill that would require Indiana pharmacies to identify drugs that contain opioids on the label is moving through the Indiana legislature. 

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Children are reaching out to text-based crisis communication hotlines to seek help for mental illness. But a Purdue University study finds they’re also using them as a method to report abuse.

Andrea Clausen holds her son Bryce at the Statehouse. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the first legislation of the session. The bill adds Krabbe and two other diseases to Indiana’s list of medical screenings for newborns.

Tau Tangle Discovery Sheds Light On CTE, Alzheimer's

Mar 25, 2019

A new international study with researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine has developed a better understanding of how a certain protein plays into neurodegenerative diseases. 

CASA Volunteers Advocate At The Statehouse

Mar 20, 2019
Hundreds of CASA workers gather at the Statehouse. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

Hundreds of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, from around the state gathered at the Statehouse for their annual CASA advocacy day.

An annual report on the health of all 92 Indiana counties has been released.  This year’s County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data also highlights how housing impacts health.

A bill to create three comprehensive addiction recovery centers is making its way through the Statehouse. The proposal would fund centers in northern, central and southern Indiana and address numerous components involved in recovery.

Indiana Obesity Rates Continue To Rise

Mar 16, 2019

A new report finds Indiana has the 12th worst obesity rate in the nation and the number Hoosiers who are obese or overweight continues to climb.

Indiana’s first new psychiatric hospital in decades has opened in Indianapolis.  The NeuroDiagnostic Institute, or NDI will offer early diagnosis and advanced treatment to Hoosiers with serious psychiatric conditions.

Indiana University sued the state over a 2016 anti-abortion law bars anyone from acquiring, receiving, selling, or transferring aborted fetal tissue. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that parts of an Indiana anti-abortion law are not too vague to be constitutional, reversing a lower court decision.

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