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Flu season has begun and many question how to stay healthy during the winter. Flu season typically spans through October to February due to the nature of the virus’ behavior, and it spreads through people’s close proximity in the winter. Staying healthy throughout the long flu season depends…

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Open enrollment is upon consumers again, and there are likely questions on what they should do in terms of health care coverage for 2020. Options for coverage can be overwhelming, but consumers can choose a plan that fits them best through education on open enrollment, understanding what’s n…

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Families, friend groups and individuals gathered under the pavilion at Broad Ripple Park on Oct. 19 ready to try to make a difference when it comes to talking about and dealing with mental illness.

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In 2017, Indiana had the seventh highest infant mortality rate in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 600 babies passed away in the state in one year alone.

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By now, I'm sure you've heard about the Meatless Monday movement, but have you ever participated? Since 2003, Meatless Monday has grown into a global movement powered by a network of participating individuals, hospitals, schools, worksites and restaurants around the world. The goal is to enc…

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Even as advocates say conversations about mental health are becoming more productive and less taboo, it remains true that those who deal with mental health issues often face a stigma that discourages honest discussion and sometimes leaves them feeling alone in their fight.

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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed yet another medical disparity Black Americans are taking on but few want to talk about. Black Americans accounted for 13% of the U.S. population in 2017 but made up 43% of new HIV diagnoses.

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In 2017, the U.S. experienced the highest rate of overdose deaths in its history. More than 70,200 Americans died from drug overdoses, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) searchable database, CDC Wonder. Now, a…

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When he was born four years ago, Quanny Ray was a seemingly healthy child. His mother, Bridget Ray, said Quanny aged normally until he began regressing physically after becoming a toddler. He lacked energy, had difficulty balancing, vomited regularly and had little appetite. Bridget and her …

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As the quest for wellness continues to influence how we conduct decisions surrounding our health, it’s no surprise that Indianapolis' wellness scene is growing, mostly due to women-owned businesses. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the global health and wellness industry is now wo…

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In early April, a person in northern Indiana was diagnosed with the state’s first measles case of the year, making Indiana one of 21 states to report at least one case of measles at the time, and the numbers are only going up.