Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real time

photo Credit: BYU Photo 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 struggled to create More...

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By George On Saturday, September 9th, 2017

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 More...

By George On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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 More...

By George On Friday, July 21st, 2017

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 More...

By George On Friday, July 21st, 2017

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 More...

By George On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

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 More...

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...