Health & Wellness

Gov. Eric Holcomb continues to avoid specifics when it comes to the impact federal health care reform could have on the state.

Holcomb sent a “Letter to Hoosiers” Monday to outline what he wants from federal health care reform. That includes greater state control over the issue. But he declined to share specific data on how federal health care legislation debated in the Senate would affect Indiana.

A Planned Parenthood clinic in northwest Indiana has halted abortions because of a state law that involves doctors’ admitting privileges marking the first time the state has used the law to stop services.

In a letter earlier this month the Indiana State Department of Health told the Merrillville Planned Parenthood to stop performing abortions because a doctor with admitting privileges had ended their relationship with the clinic.

A push to change the way mental health is treated has been embraced by a community in central Indiana.

Suicide is the seventh leading cause of death in Hamilton County where Fishers is located. Two years ago, Mayor Scott Fadness committed to the Fishers Mental Health Task Force.

Back in May after it made an unexpected comeback, some started calling the GOP's Obamacare replacement plan "Zombie Trumpcare". This week, another version is still under discussion. How often can this bill be "brought back from the dead"? While we're discussing bringing things back to life: smallpox was eradicated 30 years ago, but scientists have made a close relative of the killer virus inside a Canadian lab. Read on for these stories, and more.

Repeal or replace? Senators returning to Washington have been told they will have a vote this week – but not what they will vote on.

Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young was in Whitestown for a ribbon cutting at the new AmerisourceBergen pharmaceutical distribution center Monday. He says he will vote yes to open debate on health care.

“My hope is that we can move forward into debate and it’s unclear what substantive vehicle we’re going to be voting on,” Young says. “What exactly the bill is going to look like.”

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