Health

Health Fair Offers Access At Black Expo

Jul 20, 2019

The annual health fair at the Indiana Black Expo kicked off Thursday and for many it's the only chance to receive important health screenings.

A team of Indiana researchers received a national grant to study the use of an app aimed at older patients.  The tool is designed to help patients avoid drugs linked to dementia.

Indiana Makes Changes To Help Hoosiers Quit Smoking

Jul 17, 2019

Indiana moves to help Hoosiers quit smoking with a new order signed in Indianapolis. The changes also include efforts to help pregnant mothers kick the habit.

 

A large study of genetics and autism coming to the University of Notre Dame this Saturday is looking for participants.

A new statewide campaign to address stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders launched Monday. The "Stigma Never Helps" campaign is designed to break down barriers to treatment. 

A newly published guidebook provides Hoosier communities with plans to encourage more physical activity and outlines ways to address common barriers.

A number of measures to address Indiana’s high infant and maternal mortality rates were adopted during the past legislative session. The new laws, which took effect July 1, aim to drive down the rates. 

Educators Learn Advocacy At School Health Conference

Jul 1, 2019

Mental health and Medicaid were some of the policy topics presented at the annual School Health Conference in Indianapolis this week but therewas also push for more action.

When José moved his family to the U.S. from Mexico nearly two decades ago, he had hopes of giving his children a better life.

But now he worries about the future of his 21-year-old-son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last year.

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.

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