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By Shambria Davis Well more than a quarter of a million African-Americans across the U. S. have been diagnosed with epilepsy. For these families, it means the ability to give wisdom to other families as they give care and extra protection for that diagnosed loved one – even protection from...
By Hazel Trice Edney   It was around 10 am about six months ago, August 18, 2020. Jamie and Tonya Nash and their two sons were in class and at work inside their house in Newnan, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. It was a scene being played out in millions of...
By Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes For the record, I have taken both doses of one vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ward off COVID-19. And I’m still here. I haven’t grown antlers or sprouted wings, angelic, avian, or otherwise. As a matter of fact,...
House Bill 1177, which would require the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration Division of Aging to develop a strategic dementia plan, passed the House Public Health Committee unanimously. Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter executive director Natalie Sutton testified in support of the bill, which is authored by Rep. Gregory...
The Indiana State Board of Nursing has announced that all 58 members of the Indiana University Northwest Bachelor of Science in Nursing Class of 2019 (December) and Class of 2020 (May) have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) on their first attempt. IU Northwest was just one of 10...
In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve the lives of...
Thanks to a generous donation from Fifth-Third Bank, more patients and their caregivers will have access to much needed cancer programs and services closer to home. A $25,000 contribution check has been presented to Don Fesko, board president, and Marie Macke, service line administrator, Oncology Services, on behalf of...
February is Heart Health Month, and normally, I would be sharing basic tips to improve your heart health such getting proper rest, cutting sodium intake, eating healthy and exercising. With a pandemic now in the picture, the landscape of heart health has totally transformed. Greater concerns have surfaced including...
With bitter cold temperatures forecast this weekend, Peoples Gas is encouraging customers to take some simple steps to keep safe and warm. Be prepared: Peoples Gas provides safe and reliable energy every day, but outages in extreme weather can happen. Be prepared by assembling an emergency kit with blankets, flashlights...
A new report from researchers at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI was release on January 7, 2021, which details an actionable framework for improving public health in Indiana. The report, “Indiana Public Health System Review,” was led by Paul Halverson, professor and founding...