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Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: New health center to host grand opening

HAMMOND | The new NorthShore Health Center will host an open house from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday to celebrate its grand opening.

January 13, 2014 9:30 pm
Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Treating asthma? There's an app for that

Researchers hope a new sports-themed cell phone app will encourage asthmatic kids to use their inhalers and allow doctors to more closely monitor their patients.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ball State: Hoosiers suffering from asthma at record rates

MUNCIE | Indiana adult residents are suffering from asthma in large numbers with Hispanics, African-Americans, women and the poor having the highest diagnosis rates, according to a study from Ball State University.

November 30, 2011 1:09 pm
East Chicago boy makes gift of life to others

East Chicago boy makes gift of life to others

EAST CHICAGO | Dionte Davis was the oldest of Sharese Davis' four children and her only son.

November 06, 2011 11:00 pm Photos

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Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Dionte Davis, 13, died from an asthma attack in September.

October 31, 2011 11:20 am
Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Sharese Davis' son Dionte Davis died in late September, four days after suffering an asthma attack. "I still can't believe he's gone," she said.

October 31, 2011 11:20 am
Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Woman's son dies from asthma attack

Sharese Davis cries while talking about her son Dionte Davis, who died from an asthma attack.

October 31, 2011 11:20 am
Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers

Air cleaners can help kids who live with smokers

A Johns Hopkins Children's Center study shows that air cleaners can significantly reduce household air pollution and lower rates of asthma symptoms among kids living in homes with smokers.

August 13, 2011 12:00 am

Gary painting contractor agrees to IOSHA fines after worker dies

Gary-based N.A. Logan Inc. has agreed to pay $3,900 to Indiana's workplace safety regulator to settle a case involving an employee's death.

July 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Asthma rates on the rise

Asthma—that dangerous wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest that affects some 17.5 million adults and 7.1 million children in the U.S.—is on the rise, according to CDC statistics. Since 1980, the number of children with asthma has more than doubled, but scientists and doctors are sti…

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
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