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Indiana Health Officials Report Increased Flu Activity, Deaths

Indiana Health Officials Report Increased Flu Activity, Deaths

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging residents to take precautions amid recent increases in flu-like illnesses in several areas of the state. Four Indiana residents have died of the flu since the influenza season began in October. “It’s always heartbreaking to learn that someone died of the flu, and we are just […]

Indiana Health Officials Announce First Indiana Influenza Death of 2016-2017 Season

Indiana Health Officials Announce First Indiana Influenza Death of 2016-2017 Season

INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are reporting the first influenza-associated death in Indiana for the 2016-2017 flu season. No additional information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws. State health officials report influenza, or flu, activity is currently minimal in both the state and country. Hoosiers are encouraged to take this time to get a […]

Sharp rise in breast cancer gene testing after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial

Sharp rise in breast cancer gene testing after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial

There was a sharp increase in breast cancer gene testing among US women immediately after Angelina Jolie’s New York Times editorial, but no change in overall mastectomy rates, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. The results suggest that celebrity announcements can influence use of healthcare services, but they may not effectively […]

The first-in-man clinical trial targeting Alzheimer’s Tau protein

The first-in-man clinical trial targeting Alzheimer’s Tau protein

So far, many of the antibody drugs proposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease target only the amyloid plaques. Despite the latest clinical trial that is hailed as our best chance in the quest for treating AD, all later phase trials have failed with many causing severe side effects in the patients, such as abnormal accumulation of […]

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day – equivalent to a handful – can cut […]

State and Local Health Officials Identify Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked to Frozen Strawberries

State and Local Health Officials Identify Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked to Frozen Strawberries

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging healthcare providers to ask patients who exhibit symptoms of hepatitis A about recent strawberry consumption as part of an investigation into a multistate outbreak of hepatitis A that has been linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and food items containing these strawberries. ISDH is working […]

New CDC Study Shows Changes In Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

New CDC Study Shows Changes In Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The findings show changes for death rates from breast cancer by age group for black and white women, the groups with […]

Community Hospital Anderson presents Senior Access

Community Hospital Anderson presents Senior Access

Community Hospital Anderson’s next Senior Access meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. at Community Anderson’s Education Center, 1923 N. Madison Avenue. Sherri Peak-Davis, from the Anderson Impact Center, will speak to the group about the many senior programs that they offer each month. Refreshments will be served. For more information […]

Community Hospital Anderson to Offer Free Prostate Screenings

Community Hospital Anderson to Offer Free Prostate Screenings

Community Hospital Anderson will offer free prostate screenings on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Community Cancer center, 1340 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson. The screenings will include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing and digital rectal exams (DRE) of the prostate gland, performed by Onisuru Okotie, M.D., urologist. A DRE is a […]

Cooling Centers Activated in Madison County

Cooling Centers Activated in Madison County

July 2016 (Updated) Anderson Public Library – Monday -Thursday, 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Sunday, 1 PM to 5 PM – 111 E. 12th Street, Anderson Community Hospital – 1515 N. Madison Avenue, Anderson Citizens wishing to seek shelter from the heat at Community Hospital Anderson should enter through the Emergency Department entrance and […]

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