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Proposed 3-digit suicide hotline could save lives, southern Indiana advocates say
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hammond sues pain pill makers, distributors for alleged role in opioid crisis
The 164-page complaint claims city had the second-highest number of overdose deaths in 2016 in Lake County
Saturday, November 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana should follow Howard County on smoking
Friday, November 17, 2017
FDA OKs appliance that's made in Indiana that helps reduce drug withdrawal struggles
"The attraction of the Bridge is that people can through detox without confinement either in a jail or a treatment bed," says judge
Friday, November 17, 2017
Getting to know Trump's health secretary nominee, a former Lilly executive
Azar has strong connections to Indiana, Maryland
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Madison County faces $2.2 million in unsecured sick pay debt
Council votes 5-2 for revision of policy which includes up to 12 paid sick days yearly and bank of up to 120
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Jeffersonville-Louisville area not doing as well as experts hoped as job growth slows
Only sector showing noticeable appreciation in the metro area in 2017 is leisure and hospitality
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Terre Haute to sue opioid distributors, makers
City joins others in seeking to recover cost of overdose epidemic
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Community Health loss widens in quarter ending Sept. 30, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Medical device company to expand in Columbia City
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Cameras to capture car plates in St. Vincent parking lots
Using license-plate-recognition software to make sure employees stay in their designated areas
Monday, November 13, 2017
Local agencies offering Goshen ID card
Will be especially helpful for immigrants who don’t have driver’s licenses and other commonly accepted forms of ID, backers say
Monday, November 13, 2017
Holcomb declines to take position on Sunday sales, cold beer, handgun permits
Rules out signing into law any measure that legalizes marijuana for medicinal or recreational use in Indiana
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Surgical robot helps foster the future of health care, and get kids interested in science
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Indiana University Northwest's human cadaver prosection program has been canceled
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Community Hospital in Anderson starts own police department
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Cook Medical wins verdict in 'bellwether' case
Friday, November 10, 2017
Debate over reproductive rights heats up in St. Joseph County
Pro-choice advocates hold rally at Rep. Jackie Walorski’s office
Friday, November 10, 2017
First infant left in LaPorte County baby box
Save Haven boxes never gained the approval of the Indiana State Department of Health and the Department of Child Services
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Majestic Star attempts to snuff out Gary bid for smoking ban expansion
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Despite confusion, Hoosiers still enrolling for health care coverage
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Why some Purdue students don't have easy access to birth control, STI testing
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Speakers at Indiana attorney general's symposium bash any legalization of pot
"If you legalize marijuana, the very first thing that's going to happen is more young people will smoke pot," Hill says
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Jeffersonville-developed Inscope Direct device affecting patient care
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Clinton County's heroin problem is becoming worse, drug task force member says
Dealers can peddle a pound of the opiate for about $53,760, or $120 per gram
Friday, November 3, 2017
Community Foundation announces programs aimed at preschool access, opioid crisis
Organization’s assets have grown to $30.9 million
Friday, November 3, 2017
Bloomington homelessness report: Challenges, but signs of progress
Opioid addiction crisis, increased poverty, high rents and high cost of living, have all contributed to the increase, Shalom director says
Friday, November 3, 2017
La Porte County backs job skills training to help local firm retain 60 jobs
CEO says few have skills to help customers enroll in appropriate health plans
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Report: 2,148 needles are circulating Tippecanoe County
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said the health department's calculation of a return rate isn't consistent with what the community expected
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Boxes are saving babies' lives in Elkhart
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
New Albany joining Jeffersonville lawsuit against pharmaceutical distributors
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Nov. 1 is first day for 2018 health care marketplace with enrollment closing Dec. 15
This is the shortest open-enrollment period since the program was launched in 2014
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Federal grant targets lead paint issues in South Bend houses
“We’ve found that families aren’t taking action unless they’re told about it by someone they trust”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Christie calls for Congress to step up on solving opioids epidemic while in Indiana
He places blame on doctors, hospitals for creating opioids problem
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Wayne County's needle exchange expands as others in Indiana end
When 2017 began, nine Indiana counties ran such programs; Madison and Lawrence counties have opted to end their programs
Monday, October 30, 2017
Indiana launches program to clean lead-tainted homes
Feds OK spending up to $3 million annually over the next five years
Monday, October 30, 2017
Lack of zoning halts opening of opioid treatment facility in Jeffersonville
Mayor says he is determined to keep the business out of the city
Friday, October 27, 2017
New Indiana rules ease way for needle exchanges at the county level
Monroe County Health Department plans to seek 2-year extension of program
Friday, October 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time to conquer the 'crisis' of opioids
Friday, October 27, 2017
Indiana's controversial plan to keep opioid addicts out of jail or cemetery
Most agree bold action is necessary as the opioid crisis continues to rage, killing hundreds of Hoosiers every year.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Developers eye I-94 interchange at U.S. 421 for at least one hotel
Thursday, October 26, 2017
'I'm high:' One man's trip through Tippecanoe County's needle exchange
"I guess a heroin addict would want their first one in the morning and their last one at night, so they can sleep and they can kind of function"
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Growing Parkview Health adding 300 jobs in Fort Wyne
New positions related to expanding services
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Kokomo smoking ban impact: Still early, but bar owners, workers detail mixed results
Others point to positive health impact, new opportunities for local establishments
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3Q Howard County overdose statistics make 2017 deadliest year on record
Monday, October 23, 2017
Kokomo to join Indiana cities in lawsuit against opioid distributors
Mayor Goodnight: 'These drugs are ravaging families'
Monday, October 23, 2017
One million-square-foot development would bring outlets, retail to Whitestown
Would bring in $28 million annually in state and local revenue
Monday, October 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Nix insurance benefits for part-time government workers
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Medication-assisted drug treatment facility opening in Jeffersonville
Sunday, October 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Expanding waistlines serious issue for us all
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Should physician-assisted deaths be an option for NWI terminally ill
Banned in most states, though it has been a legal practice in Oregon for 20 years
Sunday, October 22, 2017
How does Northwest Indiana attract more doctors?
Local hospitals, clinics say they have the remedy
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bioscience Innovation Building approved for Purdue's Hammond campus
Will be home to offices, research labs and teaching labs for the College of Nursing and Department of Biological Sciences
Saturday, October 21, 2017
5 questions City of Richmond leaders answered about opioids
Police chief says much of drug problem can be attributed to proximity to Dayton and Indianapolis, as well as Cincinnati and Fort Wayne
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Indiana State University trustees OK $31.8 million in projects
Friday, October 20, 2017
COMMENTARY: Hoosier politicians take thousands from pharma companies
Friday, October 20, 2017
Warsaw's OrthoPediatrics announces closing of $59.8 million IPO
Friday, October 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Sharing records aids in opioid fight
Friday, October 20, 2017
Madison County community officials talk about benefits of larger health network
Indianapolis based health care providers suggest potential benefits
Thursday, March 14, 2002






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