Health & Wellness

Hundreds Rally For And Against Planned Parenthood

Feb 12, 2017

An anti-Planned Parenthood rally in Indianapolis was one of about 200 held across the country this weekend. The rally to defund the women’s reproductive health service and a counter-rally held at the Statehouse were well attended.

In front of a Planned Parenthood clinic on the northwest side of Indianapolis, more than 150 people listened to speakers from anti-abortion groups. They say the federal and state governments should no longer give money to Planned Parenthood.

A crowd of cannabis supporters gathered at the Indiana Statehouse Thursday for a town hall meeting.

Around 100 people attended in support of legislation that would allow for medicinal cannabis. Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) has introduced cannabis legislation for the past five years.

“And up until this year I’ve been a pretty lonely person in the House,” Errington says.

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If Indianapolis-based insurance company Anthem wants to appeal a federal judge’s decision scrapping the company’s upcoming merger with fellow insurer Cigna, it may have a short time window in which to do so.

Bill Aims To Limit Prescriptions Of Opioids

Feb 8, 2017

A proposal that would limit opioid prescriptions passed a Senate committee Wednesday. It is one of 15 measures authored by Sen. Jim Merritt that aim to combat the opioid epidemic.

The bill would limit the prescriptions amount to seven days for first time adult patients and children. Trauma surgeon Dr. Brian Brewer is one of two people who testified that, in his field, that is too limiting.

Ingredients To A Healthy Living

Feb 8, 2016
Alison Petrash

Already given up on your New Years Resolution? In the show, we're discussing ways to make healthy changes in food, exercise and mental health. These changes could help you redefine your goal and create a new resolution. Find out what's trending in the Tri-State here on WNIN.

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