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State: 60 days is up for Roosevelt fixes

GARY | Today marks the deadline for Gary Community School Corp. to complete mold remediation and improve indoor air quality at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy.

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals easing flu season visitor restrictions

Hospitals that imposed visitation restrictions during flu season are starting to relax the policy.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm
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

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State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

'Miracle drug' to halt heroin overdoses wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 5:05 pm
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

Report tallies deaths expected from Medicaid opt-out

Between 240 and 758 Hoosiers could die annually because Indiana has not opted to expand Medicaid, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and City University of New York.

February 08, 2014 10:30 pm

Hospital acquires Munster Med-Inn

MUNSTER | A central Indiana-based hospital has bought the Munster Med-Inn, a 225-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

February 07, 2014 12:00 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
Stats show Indiana sinks at health

Stats show Indiana sinks at health

When United Health Foundation released its annual rankings in December, Indiana found itself near the bottom of the list, at No. 41.

January 25, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Indiana sees fewer flu-related death so far

Indiana sees fewer flu-related death so far

Flu-related deaths in Indiana are down compared to this time last year.

January 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

Consumer complaints filed against Gary abortion doctor

GARY | More than 600 consumer complaints were filed Tuesday against a doctor who performs abortions at a Gary clinic.

December 03, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

Lawsuit challenges new Indiana access restrictions on abortion pills

INDIANAPOLIS | The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a new Indiana law that regulates facilities providing abortion-inducing pills the same as surgical abortion clinics.

August 22, 2013 6:15 pm Related

Pence appoints new public access counselor

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have a new person to call on when they need help navigating Indiana's complicated public access laws.

August 22, 2013 12:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: It takes a village to save a child's life

The death of an infant is always a tragedy, especially in the 21st century, with modern medicine widely available. Hoosiers should be appalled to know Indiana's mortality rate is among the worst in the nation.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
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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Health officials remind parents of immunization requirements

State health officials are reminding parents of new immunization requirements for their children to enter school this fall.

July 30, 2013 12:05 pm
Tabulating cost of abortion restrictions 'sickening,' congressman says

Tabulating cost of abortion restrictions 'sickening,' congressman says

INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman lashed out at the Congressional Budget Office this week after the nonpartisan agency determined his proposed federal abortion restrictions would increase government spending.

July 13, 2013 6:30 pm Related

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
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