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Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 2,644 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Thursday, raising it to 994,079. There were 78 confirmed COVID-19 deaths reported, raising the state's total to 15,694.

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Health experts cautiously optimistic for a better pandemic

Details: Health experts say there is reason to be hopeful this second pandemic winter will be different. Dr. Cole Beeler, IU Health infectious disease physician, said the landscape of …

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Parks And Rec And Health

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 1,593 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Tuesday bringing it to 1,001,697. The cases were confirmed Oct. 13-18.

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Marion County residents in certain zip codes can receive

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 2,023 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Wednesday bringing it to 1,003,647. The cases were confirmed Oct. 19. It also added 51 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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Changes in Health Research (Repeat)

Details: Image Info: Trnava University/Unsplash. Changes in Health Research (Repeat) September 28, 2021. Today we talk to health researchers about the pandemic's effect on their work, find out how anyone

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Changes in Health Research

Details: Changes in Health Research. August 09, 2021. Today we talk to health researchers about the pandemic's effect on their work, find out how anyone can …

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Too soon to call COVID-19 endemic, experts say

Details: After a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts believe we're still a way off from endemic. Endemic is a term used for a disease that is normally seen in …

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IDOH To Offer Pfizer Booster Shots, Following FDA, CDC

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 701 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Monday bringing it to 1,000,163. That's an increase of 3,822 …

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Hospital Cyberattacks: More Frequent, Severe As Pandemic

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 1,593 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Tuesday bringing it to 1,001,697. The cases were confirmed Oct. 13-18. It also added 61 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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State health officials fear COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Details: State health officials say they’re worried fewer people will get vaccinated against the flu this year. Indiana recently recorded its first flu death of the season. And the state has offered the

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Eligible Hoosiers can now receive boosters of Moderna

Details: 1 day ago · The Indiana Department of Health added 1,897 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Friday bringing it to 1,007,681. The cases were confirmed Oct. 21. …

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Eskenazi: Hospital Data Taken In Ransomware Hack

Details: Eskenazi Health. Some Eskenazi Health data was compromised in the ransomware attack earlier this month, according to a statement from hospital officials. It …

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Indiana County Rejects Health Grant Amid COVID-19 Complaints

Details: Health officials are frustrated after the Elkhart County Council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints.

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Marion County health officials warn against unpredictable

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 701 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Monday bringing it to 1,000,163. That's an increase of 3,822 since the last update on Oct. 15. There was one

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Crawfordsville Fire Department embraces community

Details: Mobile integrated health, or community paramedicine, is an emerging approach to health care that strives to meet people where they are. When a …

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Self-Advocacy Can Improve Health Outcomes For Black Women

Details: An Eskenazi Health official recently shared tips for how Black women can better advocate for themselves in health care settings and how that can lead to better outcomes.

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SAVI Talks: Life Expectancy

Details: In 2015, the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) and The Polis Center published an issue brief, Worlds Apart: Gaps in Life Expectancy in the Indianapolis Metro Area, that brought to light

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Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Details: Health care for undocumented immigrants in the U.S. can be difficult to navigate. Today we hear from doctors behind research that shows not only the inequities faced, but the moral distress it

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How The Amish Live Uninsured But Stay Healthy

Details: One of the healthiest counties in the Midwest is also the least insured. About 40% of the people in Holmes County Ohio do not have health insurance, according to county estimates.

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Indiana's COVID-19 vaccination pace falls to lowest level

Details: The state health department's tracking shows Indiana giving about 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations a day through last week -- about half the rate from early September.

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Indiana Nursing Homes Fear Staff Shortage If Vaccines Are

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 2,161 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Thursday bringing it to 1,005,797. The cases were confirmed Oct. 20. It …

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Health Care Needs in the Latino Community

Details: Health Care Needs in the Latino Community. Today we hear from some of the reporters, producers and editors working on the next season of “Qué …

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Box Urges Pregnant People To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Details: State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box is urging pregnant people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Box said she's worried about the increasingly apparent harm …

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Indiana Hospitals Brace For ‘Impending Doom’ Of Nurse Shortage

Details: As COVID-19 cases climb amid the rapidly spreading delta variant, overburdened health care workers and short-staffed hospitals are experiencing the effects of the latest surge.

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Overburdened Children's Mental Health Professionals Feel

Details: The increased demand goes beyond psychiatrists, as other mental health providers are also feeling the pandemic’s strain. Counselor Rebecca …

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IU School of Medicine awarded grant to tackle a looming

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 2,023 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Wednesday bringing it to 1,003,647. The cases were confirmed Oct. 19. It also added 51 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

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Aging In Rural America: The Link Between Chronic Disease

Details: The mental health is a hidden issue for many people with chronic disease. It doesn’t get talked about a lot, but emerging research shows it’s a big problem. It can also lead to suicide, so

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Rural Areas Face Challenges In COVID Vaccine Rollout

Details: Tama County Public Health Executive Director Shannon Zoffka (right) speaks to a volunteer at the county's COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former Girls State Training School in …

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Precarious Employment and Worker Health

Details: Image Info: Anaya Katlego/Unsplash. Precarious Employment and Worker Health. June 23, 2021. The pandemic exacerbated many issues in the …

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NeuroDiagnostic Institute Opens, First New Psychiatric

Details: Health / September 30, 2021 Diabetes Advocates Say Eli Lilly's Generic Insulin Price Reduction Is Not Enough. The new price -- starting Jan. 1 -- will be …

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East Chicago Residents Search For Answers About Their Health

Details: Public health officials are trying to make up any lost ground. In July, East Chicago received lead testing results from 2014 and 2015 from the …

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Economists Ask: Do Medicaid Paperwork Hassles For Doctors

Details: Medicaid is a critical part of the U.S. social safety net, with more than 75 million people enrolled nationwide.. The federal-state program provides health

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While Waiting for Mental Health Care, Children Suffer

Details: The bar for getting into this program, known as Children’s Mental Health Initiative, is high. Meg Hartz struggled for four years to find comprehensive mental health treatment for her son. In

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Marion County Urges Wearing Masks Indoors

Details: The Indiana Department of Health added 2,303 COVID-19 cases to the state's total Friday, raising it to 996,341. There were 19 confirmed COVID-19 …

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Accessing Emergency Mental Health Care In Indiana Often

Details: This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a hotline for individuals in crisis or for those

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Coronavirus Crisis Is Impacting Mental Health

Details: A dog is walked, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Oak Park, Mich. Health care and government officials have been urging people to get outside and shake off …

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How One Hospital Drastically Cut Opioid Prescriptions

Details: Gottlieb says another success is the 30% drop in opioid prescriptions at IU Health emergency departments. The biggest drop – 90% – came in Frankfort. Phone alerts indicate a …

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Indiana Schools Violating State's Quarantine Policy

Details: In Marion County, where the local health department does not specifically outline mask break policies, all 11 public school districts now require face coverings as …

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Indiana Virus Cases Up To 12; More Universities Take Steps

Details: The World Health Organization declared the global outbreak of the coronavirus a pandemic on Wednesday. For most, the virus causes only …

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Indiana Leaders Stress Mental Health Awareness Amid Pandemic

Details: Anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions have become more prevalent among Hoosiers since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the state's top health

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New Syringe Exchange Program for Marion County

Details: Marion County’s second safe syringe exchange program was launched this week. The harm reduction initiative from Damien Center is in partnership with the Marion County Public Health

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Coronavirus: Indiana Works To Expand Testing, Lawmakers

Details: The state health department's tracking shows Indiana giving about 6,000 shots a day through last week -- about half the rate from early September. Read More Health / October 11, 2021

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Giving Birth In Indiana Can Be Dangerous. It's Worse If

Details: She's an obstetrician-gynecologist for Community Health Network, a health care provider based in Indianapolis. Lane is black, which researchers like Laura McCloskey say is …

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Indiana Launching New Coronavirus Testing at 20 Sites Today

Details: Dr. Lindsay Weaver, the state health department’s chief medical officer, said the new testing program was a start while officials worked with Lilly and others to …

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Black Barbershops Abuzz With Health Screenings

Details: This is the eighth year for a statewide initiative working to increase awareness of health issues among African-Americans throughout the month as black men get a trim or a shave.

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