New Data: Indiana Sees Drop in Obesity Among Young Children from Lower-Income Families

(UNDATED) – The obesity rate among children ages 2 to 4 participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in Indiana declined from 15.1 percent in 2010 to 13 percent in 2016, according…

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UPDATED – FDA Investigating Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Blackberries

(UNDATED) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are…

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Health Officials Urge Hoosiers to Join Great American Smokeout Today

(UNDATED) – Each year, more than 11,000 people in Indiana die from tobacco use, a leading cause of preventable disease in Indiana. In an effort…

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Riley Children’s Health Unveils New Guest Management System

(UNDATED) – Riley Children’s Health has introduced new steps to identify and manage all hospital and outpatient center visitors, making it easy to visually identify…

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IU Health Creates Community Impact Fund with $100 Million Investment

(UNDATED) – Indiana University Health has stepped up its commitment to make Indiana a healthier state by investing $100 million in a fund that will…

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Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Offers Thanksgiving Tips for Dementia Caregivers

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Thanksgiving holiday can be a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful. That’s especially true for families of the…

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State Health Dept. Launches Teen Anti-Vaping Medical Campaign

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today launched a public awareness campaign to educate youths about the dangers of e-cigarettes, or “vaping.”…

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Red Cross Makes It Easy and Rewarding to Save Lives This Holiday Season

(UNDATED) – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to…

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Indiana Upgraded to Level 4-of-5 Category for Flu Activity

(UNDATED) – Indiana is now included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s level 4-of-5 “Regional” category in flu activity.  According to this week’s FluView report,…

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FDA Approves New Antibacterial Drug to treat Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

(UNDATED) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Fetroja (cefiderocol), an antibacterial drug for the treatment of patients 18 years of age or older…

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