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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. 

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.

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.

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