State officials urge precautions against mosquitoes due to the detection of rare virus

INDIANA — State public health and animal health officials are urging northern Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and to monitor their horses for…

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IU Alzheimer’s study awarded nearly $50 million by NIH to continue groundbreaking research

INDIANAPOLIS — The second largest federally funded research program at Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $48.8 million over the next five years, fueling…

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Treating and preventing head lice

INDIANA – Head lice affect millions of children every year. Schoolchildren are commonly affected by head lice, which attach to hair and feed on human…

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Make tobacco cessation your goal for Healthy Lung Month

BLOOMINGTON – Many health-related issues are recognized in October. Don’t let Healthy Lung Month get lost in the shuffle. “As fall blankets Indiana with turning leaves…

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FDA launches pilot program to support rare disease drug development

WASHINGTON – Under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) VII, FDA has launched the Rare Disease Endpoint Advancement (RDEA) Pilot Program to support efficacy endpoint development for drugs that…

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Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7

INDIANA – Mark your calendars — Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15, 2022. In the meantime, you can get a head start by previewing 2023 plans…

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FSSA is interested in learning about the consumer experience with long-term services and supports

INDIANA – Are you a Hoosier or do you know a Hoosier receiving long-term service and supports Medicaid benefits? Are you a caregiver for someone…

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Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP release the latest enrollment figures

WASHINGTON – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest enrollment figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These…

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State Health Dept. announces changes to COVID-19, Monkeypox Dashboards

INDIANA — The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) today announced changes to its COVID-19 dashboard to reflect new publishing schedules and additional surveillance tools. Beginning this…

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Indiana Behavioral Health Commission concludes work with a final report

INDIANA – A statewide commission of 24 elected officials, stakeholders, and behavioral health providers has concluded its two-year examination of Indiana’s behavioral health delivery system…

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