Health

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As concerns about coronavirus continue to escalate across the country, the Tippecanoe County Health Department issued a public health alert Wednesday. County Health Officer Jeremy Adler advised residents against immediately heading to the emergency room if they’re concerned about possible coronavirus symptoms. 

“We are asking the public to avoid visiting emergency departments unless you have significant symptoms, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and/or other risk factors for coronavirus,” Adler says. 

Indiana Prepares For Potential Spread of Coronavirus

Feb 28, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday it has initiated its Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan in reaction to the global coronavirus outbreak.

Indiana’s attorney general announced Tuesday the state is joining a 39-state coalition to investigate Juul Labs – manufacturer behind a popular brand of small e-cigarette devices.

State Health Department Reports 64 Flu-Related Deaths

Feb 25, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health, ISDH, confirmed a total of 64 flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday. 

Over a two-year period, Indiana paid at least $1 million for medical coverage for Hoosiers who had already died. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discovered the problem in a recent audit.

Two Indiana agencies have partnered to develop statewide trainings to help educate schools and parents on the dangers of vaping.

Why Some Kids May Not Get Enough Mental Health Care

Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Darla Hinshaw walks up to the podium in the Indiana Senate chamber. She's there to tell lawmakers about the children she treats as a psychiatrist and the issue standing between kids and effective treatment.  

Indiana Researchers Develop Codes To Track Coronavirus

Feb 10, 2020

A group of scientists at an Indianapolis-based health research center is helping track cases of the new coronavirus.

Survey: Americans Agree Health Care System Needs Fixing

Feb 7, 2020

Americans are divided on lots of issues. But a new national survey finds that people across the political spectrum agree on at least one thing: Our health care system needs fixing.

As 2020 Begins, Another Rural Hospital Closes

Feb 3, 2020

Update: This story was updated on March 23 to reflect that 10 hospitals have closed since 2014. 

It's a cold and windy January morning in Boonville, Mo., and Thomas Talent has driven close to an hour to Pinnacle Regional Hospital for an appointment. The only problem: the hospital closed suddenly the day before.

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