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Pandemic poses threat to lead poisoning programs for kids

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of health departments’ resources for months, it limited efforts to protect young children from exposure to lead at...

Eskenazi Health Encourages Fourth of July Holiday and Summer Safety

By Broderick Rhyant, M.D.,chief physician executive withEskenazi Health Center Forest Manor The hot temperatures of summer are upon us again and it won’t be long...

From lead to air pollution: How where you live affects your health

A 30-year-old mother named Margie Smith put her 2-year-old son to bed at 9 p.m. Nov. 2, 1938, and found him dead the next...

The environment and you: ‘Seeing the Earth turning against us’

What if Karla Johnson hadn’t gotten that job with the county health department in 1998? She probably wouldn’t have become an environmental health advocate,...

Changing climate proves challenging for people, plants

It was a normal day for Marcya Hill-Brown as she watered her plants. Less than a week later, they burned. Two weeks later, they...

Hunger in the heartland

When Delvonte Arnold was growing up in Gary, his family drove over 10 miles outside the city to get to a grocery store. The...

From our streets to the landfill

When you throw something away, it normally ends up in one of four places: the landfill, recycling, in the streets or someone else’s home. The...

Beautification: a solution to sewage overflow

When it rains excessively, the sewage from homes flows into the waterways, polluting local rivers and streams. With more than 60 sewage system overflows...

Study: Obesity increases breast cancer risk in Black women

New research suggests that obesity in Black women increases their risk of recurrence of breast cancer or even dying — more so than in...

New program provides scales to families with NICU babies

CareSource, a nonprofit health plan, started a program to provide families of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) babies with free scales to monitor their...

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