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WSBT-TVTeen pregnancy rates are down, way down, about half what they were twenty years ago, according to a new government report. It's encouraging news for nurses and counselors who say more teens are showing up at their offices, asking about contraception,...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government says Indiana's suicide rate among its middle-aged population surged nearly 54 percent from 1999 to 2010, giving the state one of the nation's biggest such increases. Thursday's report from the Centers for...
WSBT-TVTicks are pretty bad this year, especially for dogs, according to a veterinarian who has been pulling them off pets every day for the past few weeks. “Just since it's warmed up the past couple or few weeks the number of ticks have gone up...
WSBT-TV800 hundred people die from it every year in the U.S. We're talking about the stomach flu. It's sounds like a simple illness, but the Indiana Department of Health has detected a new, serious strain of it in our area. It's also known as norovirus and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana, like most states, is in the midst of one of its worst flu seasons in recent years, and health officials say that it's too early to tell whether the season has peaked. The season's 40 flu deaths make it Indiana's...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Flu deaths in Indiana have climbed to 40 this season and it's too soon to tell if the spread of the illness is slowing statewide, state health officials said Wednesday. Marion County health officials said visits to the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hospitals across Indiana are tightening visitor restrictions in hopes of preventing the spread of flu, which has claimed the lives of 27 people in the state this season. Indianapolis health officials have asked area hospitals...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say the state's ongoing flu outbreak has claimed 27 lives, with 17 of those deaths reported during the past week. Wednesday's flu update from the State Department of Health says 20 of the people who...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana health department rules require two chicken pox vaccinations for all grades unless the student can prove that he or she contracted the disease in the past. Previously, some grade levels were only required to have...
WSBT-TVDoctors are always telling people to get a flu shot, especially children and the elderly, but that vaccination, while helpful, doesn't always guarantee you'll avoid coming down with certain flu-like symptoms. “In the blink of an eye your child can...
The Indiana State Department of Health has published the school immunization requirements for the 2013-2014 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. New requirements include: — For kindergartners through 12th-graders:...
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...
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