Health & Wellness

A merger between Indianapolis-based Anthem and fellow health insurance giant Cigna is officially dead – and Anthem says it won’t pay Cigna a break-up fee.

Anthem killed the $54 billion deal Friday after a failed bid to keep Delaware-based Cigna at the bargaining table.

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Indiana’s first medical cannabis law Wednesday. It legalizes a form of cannabis – cannabinoid oil or CBD – for the treatment of epilepsy.

DaVita Expanding Locations in Evansville

Apr 18, 2017
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Renovations are planned to begin this August on the former CVS building on North Main Street. Moving into the building will be the national dialysis company DaVita. Tuesday morning representatives from the company told the Evansville Redevelopment Commission the goal is to open the new location as early as January.

DaVita already has eight operating facilities in the area and three additional locations are being added. DaVita HealthCare Business Development Group Director Scott Emley said the expansion addresses the growing need for dialysis.

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Deaths from drug overdoses have continued to increase in Indiana, mirroring national trends reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week.

According to the CDC report, the national drug-related death rate has increased more than two and a half times since 1999.

Supporters Press On For Planned Parenthood

Feb 23, 2017

 

A rally for Planned Parenthood was held at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday. Supporters continue to tout all the health care services provided by the nonprofit, as anti-abortion advocates push to defund the organization.

Public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood Wanda Savala says more people are supporting the group than ever before.

“We’ve seen our donations tick up by factors of 10, we have seen thousands of folks coming in every month and saying I want to stand with Planned Parenthood, tell me how I can help,” Savala says.

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