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Dr William Vanness

Infant mortality remains state's top health priority

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess continues to beat the drum on the state's startling infant mortality rate and its causes.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Top state doc calls it quits

Top state doc calls it quits

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess announced Friday he is resigning for personal reasons.

August 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Surface danger: Tobacco's effects linger long after smoke clears

Surface danger: Tobacco's effects linger long after smoke clears

The deadly health impacts of smoking and inhaling secondhand smoke are widely known, but a third type of danger remains long after the smoke clears.

April 24, 2014 11:00 pm
Indiana ranks near bottom in infant mortality

Indiana ranks near bottom in infant mortality

GARY | Indiana ranks 45th in the country when it comes to babies living to see their first birthday.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Conference focuses on infant mortality in Indiana

GARY | Local health leaders and community health care providers gathered Friday to discuss infant mortality, a top health concern in Indiana.

April 04, 2014 5:30 pm

IUN to host conference next month about infant mortality

GARY | Dr. William VanNess, Indiana state health commissioner, will be the keynote speaker at an infant mortality conference April 4 at Indiana University Northwest.

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm
Report describes dangers of youth smoking

Report describes dangers of youth smoking

A new report on smoking estimates 151,000 Indiana youths will become smokers and die prematurely, a figure that translates into 9.5 percent of Hoosiers 17 and younger.

February 02, 2014 11:49 pm Photos

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Shoveling, frigid temps to blame for injuries

With the wind chill dipping well into negative digits and snow that continues to fall and drift, hospitals are seeing an influx of patients with weather-related injuries. 

January 27, 2014 5:45 pm
Health commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

Health commissioner: Indiana infant mortality rate is 'horrible'

EAST CHICAGO | The odds of an infant dying before she blows out the candles on her first birthday cake are higher in Indiana than in almost any other state in the nation.

August 06, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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