Indiana health officials report uptick in flu activity

The Indiana State Department of Health issued a press release Friday about an increase in the number of flu-like illnesses being reported and that so far this season four deaths have been attributed to the flu.

Health department pushes radon tests for homes

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. It is odorless and invisible, and responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

Democratic governors warn Congress on health care repeal

The 2010 Affordable Care Act added coverage for about 20 million people through a combination of subsidized private health insurance and a state option to expand Medicaid. Indiana adopted the Medicaid expansion.

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Hopeful sign in obesity fight? Chubby babies on the decline

The rate of youngsters at risk for obesity fell during the study, from almost 15 percent in 2010 to 12 percent overall in 2014, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hope to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.