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., More...

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By George On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By George On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

Medical University of South Carolina investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Evidence More...

By George On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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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 More...

By George On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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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 More...