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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
Health officials discuss MERS case

Health officials discuss MERS case

Local, state and federal health officials and Gov. Mike Pence talked with the media regarding the first known case of MERS in the U.S., diagnosed and treated at Munster's Community Hospital.

May 05, 2014 4:09 pm

No new Middle East virus cases reported; governor to join media briefing

MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm
First U.S. case of deadly Middle East virus arrives in Munster

First U.S. case of deadly Middle East virus arrives in Munster

MUNSTER | The first U.S. case of a deadly virus that originated in the Middle East has been confirmed in Northwest Indiana.

May 02, 2014 3:53 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mental illness a major challenge for youths

Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a Major League Baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome — his son's mental illness. Mental illness remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youths.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

DOUG ROSS: Region transplant addressing sexual assaults

State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, phoned me last week after reading The Times editorial on sexual assaults ("Better response to sexual assaults needed," April 7). She was excited to hear someone else cares deeply about the issue.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Video
E-cigarettes largely unregulated

E-cigarettes largely unregulated

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.

March 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

Photos

What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

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.

February 15, 2014 10:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Hard-hitting ads effective in preventing tobacco use

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hard-hitting ads effective in preventing tobacco use

Reducing tobacco use is one of the most important things we can do to improve the health of Hoosiers.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment, support are keys to recovery

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.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

Lyme disease in the state hits NWI hardest

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.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Gather, analyze, act on health data

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.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

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.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
CDC report shows suicide surge in middle-aged Hoosiers

CDC report shows suicide surge in middle-aged Hoosiers

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.

May 07, 2013 5:30 pm
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