Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
Tucked behind a shopping plaza on a quieter stretch of U.S. 41 in St. John, a small shop is part of the booming industry of electronic cigarettes.
The biggest cause of death in the region often follows a circuitry of life choices and genetics, with the final kill switch thrown by the victims themselves.
Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers.
September is Recovery Month. Just like diabetes and hypertension, mental health and substance abuse disorders are diseases that can be managed, enabling patients to live healthy and rewarding lives.
The prime season for tick bites is underway, and people in the region have the highest odds in the state of becoming a meal and contracting the illness Lyme disease.
Doctors and nurses examine patients carefully, listening to voiced complaints but also studying data before making suggestions to help these individuals. The same process should be followed to improve public health.
Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.
The suicide rate for middle-aged Indiana residents rose almost 54 percent during an 11-year period, an increase nearly twice the national rate and one of the highest among the 50 states.
Just a download away are hundreds of apps on your iPhone or Android that can help save your life.
Every year, about 935,000 Americans experience a heart attack.
While physicians say prevention, a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to prevent a heart attack what do you do if you start to feel chest discomfort or pain?
The Illinois Department of Public Health is not expecting a decrease any time soon with more reported cases from previous weeks coming in, but the flu vaccine is still available and may help those with current health problems avoid the virus.
The only thing that is spreading faster than the flu these days seems to be this question: Did you get a flu shot this season?
Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages, but its health benefits have been largely ignored, while the benefits of wine have come to the fore. But some studies now show that beer is actually healthier than wine.
Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five Southern states, and the primary strain circulating tends to make people sicker than other types.
A study released this week by the American Cancer Society found that caffeinated coffee may reduce the risk of oral cancer.
The Nov. 14 editorial, "Draft a prescription for trauma," made the point that Indiana, and in particular Northwest Indiana, needs more trauma centers. You couldn't be more correct.
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.
The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.
If you're looking for broad assumptions about Hoosiers' largest problems, one of them should be obvious: We're large.
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