Secretary of State Jesse White kicked off the state’s organ/tissue donor campaign today as part of a statewide effort to encourage registration and awareness at all 138 Driver Services facilities. “Since many registrations happen at our facilities, we want to be sure that people are informed when making the decision...
U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, issued the following statement in recognition of National Minority Health Month. “In April, we observe National Minority Health Month to raise awareness about the persistent and pervasive health disparities impacting communities of color across the nation. From...
A "free to the public" Wholistic Living Festival will be held by the organization, Devoted 2 Healing, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 a.m. at 5:00 p.m. at the Trustee Circle of Services, 2835 165th Street, Hammond, IN 46323. The Wholistic Living Festival is a tri-annual event that is offered...
Licensure examination pass rates for Indiana’s aspiring nurses vary widely by college sector, degree type and institution, according to data presented at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s March meeting today. To practice in the nursing profession, individuals must complete an approved postsecondary program and pass a licensure examination. “Nursing...
Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a national grassroots campaign led by the National Council on Problem Gambling to raise awareness about problem gambling. The Hoosier Lottery joins other lotteries, casinos, and responsible gaming councils across the United States in promoting this worthwhile cause. Know your game. Game odds are published...
The U.S. Department of Education took a critical step today toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities, proposing a new rule to improve equity in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The nation’s special education law, IDEA, aims to ensure fairness in the...
As National Colon Cancer Awareness Month moves along, so does an innovative campaign that pays eligible individuals up to $500 for getting a colonoscopy. While colon cancer is highly preventable and curable when found early, it is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women...
Women and Men: “Celebrating Healthy Hearts” is slated to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., at the Genesis Convention Center, One Genesis Plaza, Gary, Indiana. The event is co-sponsored by two, 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations: The Black Women Physicians Institute, Rose Green Thomas, Ed.S/EdD,...
In recognition of the 2016 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 14 to 20, St. Mary Medical Center patients Norman Schulte and Ada Whitcomb were crowned the “King and Queen of Hearts” during a special celebration at Spectrum of St. Mary Medical Center. Both patients are active participants in the hospital’s...
Each year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. die of sudden cardiac arrest, but performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) during a cardiac emergency can help save lives. February is National Heart Month, and the American Red Cross urges Americans to learn CPR and get...