SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.
Business owners often grumble after the imposition of smoking bans, such as when the state forbade lighting up in restaurants and most other workplaces in 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.
This Sept. 14, 2005 file photo shows packs of cigarettes in a store in Brunswick, Maine. It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long …
INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.
INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois have joined their colleagues from 38 other states in asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes.
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.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reminding parents of the new Tdap immunization requirement for all sixth- through 12th-graders for the coming school year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to know which state regulations Hoosiers and Indiana companies believe are too onerous and should be deleted.
VALPARAISO | Recent reports given at a meeting of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council indicate programs are making an impact in Porter County.
A community’s quality of life is measured by many factors, but physical and emotional health is, arguably, the most important.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence issued his first vetoes Wednesday, rejecting two measures requiring licensing for certain health care jobs.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top House Republican has halted legislation requiring Republican Gov. Mike Pence negotiate with the federal government the terms of an alternative health care plan for low-income Hoosiers, as Pence refuses to expand Medicaid eligibility in Indiana.
It may start with a couple of small dark spots on the grout where the shower stall meets the tiled wall. A few days later, they multiply.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House decided Tuesday that electronic cigarettes should be treated the same as regular cigarettes and Hoosiers younger than age 18 be prohibited from buying or possessing the nicotine inhaler devices.
SPRINGFIELD | Beginning next fall, the state will require all sixth- through 12th-grade students to receive a Tdap booster shot, following a state increase in whooping cough cases.
Dr. Julie Morita, director of immunizations at the Chicago Department of Public Health, gives Gary Chavarria a flu shot at a North Side clinic Jan. 11 in Chicago. Illinois is among the 24 states across the nation hardest hit by the flu, but vaccine is still available in most locations, healt…
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence got a flu shot in his Statehouse office Thursday and encouraged all eligible Hoosiers to also get vaccinated against the flu.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two of Northwest Indiana's five Republican state representatives will be chairmen of House committees when the General Assembly convenes Jan. 7. Region Democrats will serve as the top minority party member on six House committees.
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