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GUEST COMMENTARY: Facts are greatest weapons in fight against Ebola

GUEST COMMENTARY: Facts are greatest weapons in fight against Ebola

Myths about the way Ebola is transmitted and the risk it poses are being perpetuated by seemingly reputable sources. These myths contribute to public anxiety and fear, which have led to schools closing, student applications being denied and travelers being stigmatized, not to mention a great…

October 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: An antidote for Ebola overload

By now, the sight of workers in hazmat suits and the magnified image of the Ebola virus are parts of our daily lives.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am

Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related
Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

WASHINGTON | Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.

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October 14, 2014 12:35 pm
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October 13, 2014 12:54 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Many resources for domestic violence victims

GUEST COMMENTARY: Many resources for domestic violence victims

Domestic violence reports continue to flood the media.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIAL: End hysteria over vaccinations

GUEST EDITORIAL: End hysteria over vaccinations

In spite of an overwhelming endorsement from medical experts, some folks are still skeptical about the flu vaccine.

October 03, 2014 12:00 am

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS | The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could…

October 01, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related
Bugged by head lice?

Bugged by head lice?

With school back in session, students will be sharing pencils and glue, but there's a chance they could share even more.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

On July 7, the Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin again across the country. The campaign profiles real people — not actors — who live with serious long-term health effects from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
Initiative pushes for increased HPV vaccinations

Initiative pushes for increased HPV vaccinations

State vaccination proponents are calling attention to a virus often linked to cervical, anal, vulvar, vaginal, penile and oropharyngeal cancers.

June 20, 2014 9:00 pm Related

REWARDS OF PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION: Local healthcare systems get ready for anything by prioritizing constant outreach

When the one of the first two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) showed up at the emergency room at Community Hospital in April, the staff was following procedure and protocol for a possible infectious disease when the dangerous and contagious illness was unexpectedly…

June 17, 2014 2:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ours is a violent society

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Ours is a violent society

Every day the news is filled with reports of all different kind of senseless violent acts ranging from mothers killing their babies, to random shootings that snuff out the lives of innocent bystanders. What worries me is that that so much of the violence is being blamed on gang activity. The…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Fluoridation's time is ending

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fluoridation's time is ending

The Times' editorial regarding the fluoridating of Valparaiso's water in the future did get one thing right. The answer to this important question is getting easier, but not in the way the editorial states. Many of us who have done the research believe that once the scientific facts are reve…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fluoridation takes bite out of tooth decay

Valparaiso is looking at whether to continue fluoridating the city's drinking water. The answer should be easy.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hospital deserves praise for quick response

Community Hospital in Munster has been praised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its response to the patient diagnosed last week with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The hospital deserves the region's praise as well.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
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