Health

Obesity Rates Down For Children On WIC

Jun 28, 2019

Obesity rates among preschool age children who receive federal food assistance are down according to a new analysis and Indiana’s numbers follow the trend.

Thousands of nurse practitioners are in Indianapolis this week for an annual conference, and some will receive training to help treat people with opioid addiction.

The SUPPORT act, signed into federal law last year, extended authorization for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for opioid addiction.

Deepa Halaharvi is a morning person.

"Eat, read, pray, and get ready to go to work," she says, laughing. "And usually I’m out the door around 6:15 or 6:30."

Rule To Include Drugs Prices In Ads Challenged

Jun 19, 2019

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is challenging a new federal rule that would require drug companies to include prices in TV ads.

Reducing high drug prices is one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, and the move for more transparency through advertising was announced last year. 

Indianapolis’s criminal homicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. The majority of deaths are from gunshots and young black men are more likely to be killed. The city recently announced the adoption of a program to reduce the number of gun related deaths.

Report: Indiana Improved Kids Health Ranking

Jun 17, 2019

The well-being of Hoosier children ranks in the middle of the pack, according to the Kids Count Data Book.

The annual report finds Indiana in the 29th spot overall, a slight decline from last year.  The data measures trends in well-being, including health, economics and family and community. 

A new report highlights moves Indiana has made to address the opioid epidemic. A reduction of opioid prescriptions tops the list.

Indiana Health Goals Fall Short In Economic Report

Jun 12, 2019

Indiana has made strides in a plan to improve the state’s economic outlook but a number of health measures could be holding back progress.

Parents have long been told that poor sleep habits and obesity are linked, a new study that finds there is more to the story.

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at IU School of Medicine and a researcher at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center. (Courtesy of IU Simon Cancer Center)
Jill Sheridan

Work to advance immunotherapy for cancer treatment is getting a boost in Indiana through “cancer moonshot” funding. 

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