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Mental health organization offers insight on supporting those in need

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Mental health organization offers insight on supporting those in need

Trigger warning: The following article talks about the topic of suicide, which some readers may find disturbing. Reader’s discretion is advised.  By Ashlyn Myers TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—With September being Suicide Prevention Month, a Johnson County organization is urging people to enroll in prevention and awareness classes.  Hope Thompson is the project coordinator for Upstream Prevention, a […]

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Governor announces new health commission to focus beyond COVID-19

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Governor announces new health commission to focus beyond COVID-19

By Carolina Puga Mendoza TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—While public focus is on Indiana’s response to the current increase in COVID-19 cases, government officials are focused on improving the state’s overall health.  At a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the creation of the Governor’s Public Health Commission, an attempt to address the problems of the state’s […]

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Study shows hospitals—including one in Indiana—are ignoring transparency rule

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Study shows hospitals—including one in Indiana—are ignoring transparency rule

By Carolina Puga Mendoza TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—Hospitals are supposed to post their prices online so people can compare and contrast, but a new study shows many are not complying with the new law—including one hospital in Indiana. Since Jan. 1, hospitals were expected to show their prices to consumers, making costs easily available. The rule has […]

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Indiana Department of Health warns about plateauing vaccine numbers

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Indiana Department of Health warns about plateauing vaccine numbers

By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—More than a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with multiple vaccines available, Indiana’s vaccination rates have stalled. The Indiana Department of Health held its first COVID-19 conference since May 7 on Friday morning to discuss an uptick in infections and urge Hoosiers to get vaccinated. Indiana Health Commissioner […]

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Alzheimer’s and dementia present public health and economic crisis to state

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Alzheimer’s and dementia present public health and economic crisis to state

By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—One hundred and ten thousand Hoosiers are living with Alzheimer’s disease while 215,000 are providing unpaid care for them, according to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter executive Natalie Sutton, who says it is an extremely difficult and challenging journey.  According to the FDA, there are currently more than 6 million Americans […]

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Blood donations needed after pandemic decline

By Tabby Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— During a practice for the Indy 500 in 2015, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe had an accident during which his body was pierced by part of the car, which hit an artery.  On the drive from Indianapolis Motor Speedway to Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Hinchcliffe needed 22 units […]

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Some lawmakers concerned about universities mandating COVID-19 vaccines

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Some lawmakers concerned about universities mandating COVID-19 vaccines

By Alexa Shrake  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Todd Rokita is concerned with the legality of Indiana University’s newly announced vaccination policy, and he is joined by several House Republicans. Nineteen signed a letter urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to stop universities from requiring students and staff to be vaccinated. Indiana University announced May 21 it will be […]

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Local health orders lift as new law takes effect

By Taylor Dixon TheStatehouseFile.com Across the state, local health orders are being lifted after the General Assembly met earlier this week to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act 5. SEA 5 takes power from local health departments and says that they should make decisions in collaboration with county councils or other county […]

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Hoosiers 12 through 15 can get vaccinated starting Thursday

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Hoosiers 12 through 15 can get vaccinated starting Thursday

By Alexa Shrake TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health announced Wednesday Hoosiers12 through 15 can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with parent or guardian permission starting Thursday.  Dr. Kristina Box, commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health, said children who get vaccinated don’t have to quarantine after being exposed as long as they […]

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Health departments speak about COVID-19 challenges amid possible override of SEA 5

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Health departments speak about COVID-19 challenges amid possible override of SEA 5

By Carolina Puga Mendoza TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana county health department officials this week described the uncertainty the past year has brought to their work as they prepare for the possible override of the governor’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act 5. The bill, authored by Sen. Chris Garten, R-Charlestown, would prohibit county health departments from issuing emergency […]

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