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 colleagues on the council for More...

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By George On Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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, More...

By George On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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 More...

By George On Friday, May 12th, 2017

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 More...

By George On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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, More...

By George On Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies’, a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots More...

By George On Saturday, April 1st, 2017

EpiPen and and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall – Failure to Activate Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for More...

By George On Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Health Officials Offer Free Tobacco Cessation Support

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana tobacco users will be able to obtain free medication to help them quit smoking as part of an Indiana Tobacco Quitline promotion offered in conjunction with a nationwide smoking cessation More...

By George On Thursday, March 9th, 2017

How much sun is good for our health?

Spanish researchers have estimated the duration of solar radiation exposure required in order to obtain the recommended doses of vitamin D. While in spring and summer 10 to 20 minutes in the sun are enough, in the More...

By George On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Health Department’s MOMS Helpline Helps Thousands of Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health’s MOMS Helpline has received more than 5,000 calls in the past year as it works to connect Hoosiers with maternal and child health services and help reduce More...