Health

New Study Focuses On Hidden Healthcare Costs

Sep 29, 2019

A new study conducted by Indiana researchers examines the relationship between industry payments to providers and higher health care costs. 

A new national report examines possible ways to end the HIV epidemic and includes one Indiana County.

Lawsuit Challenges Indiana HIP Work Requirements

Sep 25, 2019

A new lawsuit is challenging Indiana’s work requirements for the state’s Medicaid expansion program, HIP. 

A public health committee charged with understanding high health care costs heard about pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, Thursday at the statehouse. 

Gretchen Frazee / Indiana Public Media

Tippecanoe County Health Department officials are advising customers of a popular pizza place to get vaccinated against hepatitis A.

In a press release sent Wednesday, county health officials say an employee of the Arni's Pizza on Elmwood Avenue in Lafayette's Market Square had the disease while on the job two days last week -- Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14.

There’s a call out for data-driven solutions to address the state’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality.  The Healthy Mom + Baby Datapalooza competition is open to the public and will offer all the necessary data for teams to come up with solutions to improve maternal and infant health. 

State legislators want the attorney general to investigate a former Indiana doctor after thousands of preserved fetal remains were discovered on his property in Illinois.

The number of people with obesity in Indiana has increased according to the annual State of Obesity report

Number Of Unisured Hoosiers Ticks Up

Sep 14, 2019

The number of uninsured people in Indiana followed a national trend and increased between 2017 and 2018. About 9,000 fewer Hoosiers have health insurance, the rate went up from 8.2 to 8.3 percent, according to the data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The Wellness Council of Indiana kicked off a statewide series of employer talks in South Bend on Wednesday. It’s part of a campaign to encourage employers to hire and retain workers struggling with opioid addiction. 

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