Home » Archives by category » Issues » Health

\ \ \ \ \ \

McLinn family champions national ‘Right to Try’ legislation

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­– Jordan McLinn is an eight-year-old boy with a disease with no known cure. His condition, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is caused by a genetic mutation that prevents the body form producing a protein that the muscles need to work properly called dystrophin. Without the protein, the muscles become damaged and […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \

Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Health officials investigate spike in whooping cough cases

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosiers need to be wary of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, after an increase in cases across the state. In the first half of 2017, 136 cases of pertussis have been already confirmed in Indiana. That is more than twice the cases the state saw in the same period of […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \

Tax-free accounts help Hoosiers with disabilities save

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers with disabilities now can save money without risking the loss of their state and federal benefits. The INvestABLE Indiana savings plan offers seven investment plans that will allow disabled individuals and their family members to contribute funds to a tax-free ABLE account. “Although special needs trusts were already […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \

How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to move the debate surrounding health care forward. Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young voted to advance to floor debate while Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly voted against. In a statement after the vote, Young said he will work […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \

Air quality warning for Wednesday

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in parts of the state are being encouraged to avoid or reduce exertion and heavy work outside Wednesday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality action day in southwest, southeast and central Indiana for Wednesday. “Knozone Action Days are days when levels of ozone […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \

Indiana blood supply remains low after holiday week

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana faces a critically low blood inventory due to a lack of donors during the week of the Fourth of July.  Less than a two-day supply is considered critical, and Indiana reached less than a half-day supply last week. Andrea Fagan, director of public relations and marketing for the […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \

State expands treatment options in fight against drug epidemic

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. – Soon Hoosiers struggling with drug addiction will have more access to treatment. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is adding five opioid treatment centers, making a total of 19 in the state. These treatment centers will offer medication assisted treatment or “MAT,” which includes medication and counseling […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \

Judge blocks portions of state’s new abortion law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has blocked provisions in a new abortion law that would make it harder for a girl under 18 to have an abortion without telling her parents. Under current Indiana law, anyone under 18 must have the consent of a parent, legal guardian or custodian to get an […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

\ \ \ \ \ \ \

30 Laws in 30 Days: Preventing meningitis outbreaks at state schools

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Students attending Indiana state colleges and universities can now add meningitis to the list of vaccinations required before they can further their education. “Close contact is […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Page 1 of 21123Next ›Last »