Health

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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. 

Indiana is reporting the first death in the state related to lung injury after vaping. This is the third confirmed fatality in the country. 

Planned Parenthood Clinic Opens In Fort Wayne, Again

Sep 7, 2019

The Fort Wayne Health Center operated by Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana INC. officially opened September 3, just over a year after it closed due to protests.

The Indiana State Department of Health announced a grant that will go toward improving the state’s review process of maternal deaths.  

A federal grant to an Indiana researcher will fund the study of a type of therapy for late-stage cancer patients that focuses on improving quality of life. 

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

Data from one of the largest concussion studies is now available to scientists around the world. 

There’s a new way for Hoosiers to track their health and participate in research at the same time — a mobile app. 

A summit in Indianapolis focused on ways to reduce health inequity and tackled social factors that influence health. 

Indiana has one of the highest smoking rates in the country -- nearly one in five Hoosiers smoke. Now, a new statewide policy makes it easier for smokers to get medication to help them quit. But some people want state leaders to do more. 

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