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Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

Most football fans have seen players get hit so hard they can barely walk back to the sideline. All too often, those players are back on the field just a few plays later, despite suffering what appears to be a head injury. While football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have […]

Madison County Drug Prevention Summit

Madison County Drug Prevention Summit

ANDERSON, IN- Intersect Inc. along with the Madison County Chamber will present the Madison County Drug Prevention Summit September 12th-13th at the Flagship in Anderson in supporting the fight against drugs in our area. Madison County has ranked among the worst offenders for drug abuse in the state for a number of years, with limited […]

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and women

Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in […]

Finalized amendment to HIP waiver extension

Finalized amendment to HIP waiver extension

INDIANAPOLIS – This afternoon, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) submitted an amendment to its pending Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) waiver extension application to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). FSSA finalized the amendment, originally introduced in May, after considering public comments submitted to the state and CMS. The amendment would allow […]

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don’t Mix

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don’t Mix

Grapefruit juice can affect how well some medicines work, and it may cause dangerous side effects. This food and drug interaction can be a concern, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read the Consumer Update to learn more about grapefruit juice and medications Find Out if You Should Avoid Grapefruit or Other Juices Ask […]

Health Grant Denied

Health Grant Denied

Recently the Madison County Council voted – in a split vote – to deny a grant in the amount of $15,000 to the County’s health department that, in large part, was to be used to provide information about drug treatment options and disease prevention to drug addicts. I’m highly disappointed with the decision of my […]

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, study finds

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned, Stanford study finds Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the data with their physician. But is the data accurate? Such people can take heart in knowing that if […]

A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away

Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake. ‘Good heart’ muffin, developed by UQ scientists, could help lower the risk of heart disease. UQ Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences scientist and keen baker Dr Nima Gunness said the muffins contained three grams of beta glucans – […]

Skin Cancer More Common Than All Other Cancers Combined

Skin Cancer More Common Than All Other Cancers Combined

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are reminding Hoosiers to take steps to protect their skin from harmful ultraviolet rays as part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May. “Hoosiers should protect their skin all year long, but summer presents additional dangers as people spend more time outdoors,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H. “Remembering that […]

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

LOS ANGELES — Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). “Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way […]

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