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Ryan White’s school remembers his legacy on 30th anniversary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ARCADIA, Ind. — With security and the press surrounding him, Ryan White walked through the halls of Hamilton Heights High School for his first day of school there 30 years ago, feeling loved, welcomed and a sense of normality for the first time in years. “I’m just one of the kids, […]

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Type 2 diabetes on the rise, solutions are elusive

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly a decade ago, Indiana State Rep. Vanessa Summers walked into her doctor’s office for a regular check up. She left as a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic.     “I didn’t get scared until I was there for three hours,” said the Indianapolis Democrat. “He was trying to […]

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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 […]

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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TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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