Health

State Representative Creates Maternal Health Caucus

Jan 31, 2020

A group of Indiana lawmakers is creating a Maternal Health Caucus to help find solutions to the maternal mortality problem in the state.

The Indiana State Department of Health is launching a pilot program to review past child fatality cases to prevent future deaths and serious injuries.

New Texting Program Helps Teens Stop Vaping

Jan 28, 2020

A new texting tool is available to Hoosier teens who want to quit vaping. The Indiana State Department of Health has partnered with the national group The Truth Initiative to launch the text-to-quit program.

Farmers across the Midwest are facing tight profit margins and rising healthcare costs. And that means some hold off getting medical treatment or forgo health insurance altogether. In response, some state farm bureaus are trying to fill that gap by creating their own group health plan.

State Health Department Confirms 31 Flu-Related Deaths

Jan 17, 2020

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) says nine more Hoosiers have died from flu-related illness. ISDH confirms a total of 31 flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday.

Tyler Trent's Cells Lead To Groundbreaking Therapy

Jan 17, 2020

Researchers at Indiana University have found a new therapy that significantly slows tumor growth in some cells. It was developed from cells donated by Tyler Trent, a Purdue University student with bone cancer who died last year.

Indiana’s infant mortality rate has dropped at the highest rate in six years.

Why Raising The Smoking Age To 21 May Not Be Enough

Jan 13, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, some Midwest state legislatures were aiming to raise the legal age for smoking. But Congress moved first, setting a new national age limit of 21. Now, some anti-smoking advocates say that’s not enough. 

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly announced Friday its agreement to buy biopharmaceutical company Dermira.

Lilly will acquire the California-based company for a little more than $1 billion.

Why This Free Health Clinic Is Pushing To Expand Medicaid

Jan 10, 2020

On a chilly afternoon, Terry Cox has come to Mountain View, Mo., to see a dentist. He’s waiting on a bench outside a converted rectory.

“Came to get a tooth check and see what they got to do to it," Cox says. "Maybe get ‘em all out.”

The 56-year-old works in northern Arkansas, and drove an hour and a half to the Good Samaritan Care Clinic.

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