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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, that 740 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 69,975 the total number of Indiana residents known to...
By Dr. Janet Seabrook August is normally a time where excitement is high about children returning to school. Normally, we are shopping for school supplies/clothes, scheduling physicals and looking forward to reuniting with classmates. With COVID-19 in the mix, the whole back-to-school scene has changed. Districts across the country are  grappling with...
Tips and Information for New and Expecting Mothers By Dr. Cameual Wright CareSource Medical Director, Indiana Market World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to August 7 to help raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage mothers to consider the option. Despite the extensive list of benefits...
At least 150,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus since the U.S. began keeping count, and the number continues to rise. By Ja'han Jones, Huff Post At least 150,000 people in the United States have now died of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone comes months after...
Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN) will host its 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Blvd. in Gary, Indiana. The walk will also take place virtually via Facebook live (fb.com/chnbca5kw). Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., and the walk...
ABC7 News More than 75 different hand sanitizers are now being recalled because they've tested positive for a toxic chemical called methanol, or wood alcohol. The Food and Drug Administration expanded its list of hand sanitizers with methanol contamination this week. The FDA said the substance can be toxic when absorbed through...
By Abbey Nickel, Purdue University As researchers learn more about COVID-19 and its effect on human health, the need for that information to be accessed – and understood – quickly and easily is vital. Bethany McGowan, an assistant professor and health sciences information specialist at Purdue University, is partnering with the...
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross is looking for people to help sew and distribute face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project honors the rich history of the American Red Cross’ rapid response early in the 20th century as the U.S. juggled the effects of World...
In an effort to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will be offering COVID-19 testing for our patients and staff. Beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020 testing will be administered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at Indiana University Northwest (Parking Lot #9, 33rd Ave., east side of...
What to do to protect your eyes Since I began writing guest columns three years ago, a wide variety of medical topics, trends and conditions have been covered. This month’s subject is one that I have yet to discuss—the care of our eyes. We use them constantly, yet we rarely...