Health

Indiana Reports Fourth Vaping Death

Nov 15, 2019

Indiana has recorded a fourth death related to vaping. That puts the state at the top of an unwanted list.

In 2011, Alex Randolph was in Iraq, in the middle of a tour of duty with the Army. What happened one evening would haunt him for years, and change the way his friends back home saw him. Those memories eventually led Randolph to think about killing himself.


Indiana Halts HIP Work Requirements

Oct 31, 2019

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, FSSA, has temporarily suspended work requirements for people on the Healthy Indiana Plan, HIP.  The move is in response to a federal lawsuit filed last month.

Enrollment for Medicare is open right now and country’s top Medicare official says some Hoosiers could be paying less.

Youth who have touched the juvenile justice system in Indiana will benefit from new federal funding to prevent substance abuse. 

In rural areas, access to mental health services can be limited, sometimes even more so for teens and children. And the need for these services is growing, so one Midwestern school is using technology to help bridge this gap.

Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday about allowing nurses in Indiana to treat patients independently. It’s an issue lawmakers have explored for the past few years.

Indiana's Childhood Obesity Rate Poor Yet Steady

Oct 14, 2019

Indiana is among the worst states in the country for childhood obesity, according to newly released data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. However, experts say the situation is stabilizing. 

Two more deaths in Indiana are linked to vaping-related illness according to a news release from the state health department. 

Scientists from around the country were in Indianapolis this week to learn more about technological innovations in the state.  The first Indiana National Lab Day hosted federal science and technology leaders and Indiana researchers to highlight quantum science and engineering work being done in the state. 

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