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Life-saving blood pressure kits delivered to those at risk, paving a path to a heart-healthy future

‘Building Healthier, Safer Communities Together’ program is sponsored by the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier...

Families could lose thousands in income if Indiana reduces payments to parents of kids with disabilities

Jackson Dewitt is one of around 1,600 children who receive services through the Attendant Care Program. The stipend his mother, Jennifer, gets for providing...

Fiscal bill amended to increase Medicaid transparency. But delay to proposed cuts denied

By ABIGAIL RUHMAN Rep. Greg Porter’s (D-Indianapolis) amendment to SB 256 would have delayed the proposed shift away from attendant care until July 1, 2025....

‘Thin Mint Thursday’: Donate blood for Girl Scout Cookies

Those who donate blood on Thursdays are eligible for free Girl Scout Cookies.  Versiti Blood Center of Indiana and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana...

Take control of your health

The Center for Disease Control's recent "Working to Improve the Health of Black Communities: Addressing Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease" event provided valuable...

Annual Kids Count data finds Marion County youth continue to struggle with mental health, other areas improved

By JILL SHERIDAN The data book is available and includes measures of youth wellbeing. (Courtesy of Indiana Youth Institute) A yearly look at the wellbeing of Hoosier...

Health equity expert shares how cardiovascular disparities can be eliminated

SPECIAL TO THE RECORDER By Roche Communications Staff African Americans are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease than white Americans, according to the...

Children’s dental health: What to know

Local dentists are helping families make sure kid’ teeth are healthy before the Tooth Fairy comes to collect. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month,...

Policy and progress: Food justice in Indiana

Bread for the World and the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus partnered to host an afternoon discussion surrounding food injustices Feb. 15 at the Indiana Government Center.

Her colonoscopy should cost her $0 per federal law. Why was she asked to pay $765?

By FARAH YOUSRY Karen Campbell teaches a Zumba dance class when she’s off her day job as a local television reporter. She loves to move...

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