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Every year around this time I begin my personal campaign to encourage everyone to get a flu shot. I am back at it this year only this time with a greater sense of urgency. As we enter the seventh month of a global pandemic, research and discovery around this...
26 states and District of Columbia share settlement Attorney General Curtis Hill announced recently that Indiana, along with 26 other states and the District of Columbia, has joined the federal government in reaching an agreement that settles allegations against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. The settlement with Indiana will resolve allegations that Novartis...
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are part of the backbone of Indiana’s health care safety-net. Non-profit, community-driven primary health care providers, CHCs serve Hoosiers who are identified as medically under-served and may otherwise have no access to health care. Collectively, Indiana’s CHCs provided primary care services to nearly 600,000 Hoosiers...
African-American men are at higher risk than any other group in the country so Get It Checked By Ana Fadich Tomsic Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men and will strike approximately 192,000 men this year – and kill more than 33,000 – making it second only...
More than 75 percent of children dying from covid-19 are minorities, a finding that echoes disproportionate death rates among adults By William Wan, Washington Post The coronavirus is killing Hispanic, Black and American Indian children at much higher numbers than their White peers, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The numbers —...
Healthy Eating Habits for Better Colon Health Dr,. Janet Seabrook Back in March 2018, I wrote the following article in observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Never would I have imagined that two years later we would be mourning the death of actor Chadwick Boseman who succumbed to this silent killer...
To help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, Edgewater Health will offer COVID-19 testing for the general public. Starting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 testing will be administered at Fresh County Market (2550 Arthur Street) from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 testing will be available from...
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...