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Mother battling cervical cancer asks lawmakers for help

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — At the young age of 27, Erica Frazier’s life was changed forever. That is when she found out she had cervical cancer — a painful experience no woman ever wants to go through. “I have a 7-year-old son at home and I’ve had cancer more than half of his […]

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Syphilis cases on the rise across the state

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The number of syphilis cases across the state is on the rise and state health officials are urging healthcare providers to diligently test and educate patients. Between Jan. 10 and Oct. 3, 357 cases of syphilis were reported. The cases are classified as “early” – meaning less than a year […]

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West Nile virus found in Indiana mosquitoes

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State health officials confirmed the first signs of the West Nile virus after mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties tested positive for the virus. There have been no reported cases of the virus in Hoosiers, but officials expect the infected mosquitos can be found across the state. “It’s the […]