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Lead poisoning is most likely to affect African American children, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It is for this reason the local chapter of the NAACP is working to test children in Indianapolis for lead poisoning. 

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There were at least 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly called coronavirus, in the United States as of March 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the Indiana State Department of Health says the virus has not reached Indiana.

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February is the peak season for the influenza virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people believe the virus is winding down as the weather begins to warm up, but this is not the case. This is actually the time to stay the most vigilant, as the cold w…

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Sen. Todd Young and state Rep. Vanessa Summers recently announced plans to work together to address high maternal and infant mortality rates in Indiana.

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After years of having a food pantry that served only those with HIV, staff at the Damien Center grew weary of turning hungry people away. So, they recently expanded the nonprofit organization’s food pantry to serve anyone in need.

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Fifty-four percent of 295 schools — both public and private — in Marion County tested positive for lead in water supplies. The schools were included in a study by the Marion County Public Health Department, which began in 2017. Schools with contaminated water sources were notified in 2018.

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February is a time to cherish your sweetheart, but this year, it’s important to prioritize your heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a coronary event happens every 25 seconds in the United States. Beginning in February 1964, the president annually issues …

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Reconnecting our Waterways (ROW) will host a free event 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 5 at United Way of Central Indiana, 2955 N. Meridian St, to help the community understand and act on water issues at the state and local level.

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An estimated 18% of African American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, according to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. This number is difficult to accurately estimate, however, because for every 15 African American women who are raped, only one will report it. 

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Many local school districts are ahead of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2020 plan, which will require all Indiana school districts to form a partnership with a mental health care provider by 2021 to qualify for the Secured School Safety grant. Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), and the metropolitan sch…