Health

IN State Health Department Awards USI 3-Year Grant

Sep 27, 2017
Samantha Horton / WNIN

The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded a three-year grant to the University of Southern Indiana.

The grant provides $332,360 of funding to support studying the integration of advance care planning into 15 nursing homes in Southwest Indiana.

Students Urge Donnelly To Defund Planned Parenthood

Sep 21, 2017

A student anti-abortion group made a stop at U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s (D-Ind.) office. They want Donnelly to support the latest push to repeal the Affordable Care Act which includes a provision to defund Planned Parenthood.

Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins says Donnelly calls himself pro-life.

“Then voting against funding the single largest abortion vendor in our country should be a very, very easy decision,” she says.

Donnelly Won't Support Latest GOP Health Care Bill

Sep 20, 2017

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) won’t support the GOP’s latest Affordable Care Act alternative.

Donnelly has repeatedly voted “no” this year on measures Senate Republicans have offered to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Senate Republicans will try once again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The new legislation would by some estimates cost nearly 500,000 Hoosiers their health care coverage and cut off hundreds of millions in federal funds to the state.

Chris Smalliege has attended numerous events to save health care outside of U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) office in Indianapolis over the past few months.

“I mean even Congress is feeling ACA fatigue right now,” Smalliege says. “We all are. We’d like this to end.”

Premature South Bend Baby Receives Rare Brain Surgery

Sep 19, 2017

A baby from South Bend spent the first eight months of her life at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health when she was born a so-called micro-preemie at 23 weeks. Now she is headed home for the first time.

The baby, named Miracle Mullins, was also the first in Indiana to undergo a rare brain surgery.

Premature babies often suffer from hydrocephalus, where an excess of cerebrospinal fluid causes the brain to swell. What’s not so common, says Riley neurosurgeon Jeffrey Raskin, is a procedure Miracle Mullins received.

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