In a typical year, less than half of Americans get a flu vaccine. And this year’s version is only about 23 percent effective, far less than the usual 50 percent to 60 percent.
A top state official says applications are being handled smoothly in the first week for Indiana’s expanded health care program for low-income residents.
Coke is coming out with premium milk that has more protein and less sugar than regular. And it’s betting people will pay twice as much for it.
\About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people, have binge eating disorder, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.
As of January 30, 2015 there were 108 flu related deaths reported in Indiana.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should bring up the importance of vaccinations during visits but should respect a parent’s wishes unless there’s a significant risk to the child.
A study published Thursday found those who binge-watch TV the most tend to be among the most depressed and lonely people.
The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what he’s calling a precision medicine initiative.
“Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they’re not just putting their kids at risk, but they’re also putting other kids at risk.”
The study found that kids who were allowed at least some time to go out and explore on their own or with friends were between 14 and 19 percent more physically active than kids who were always supervised.
One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s signature health law forbids insurance companies from turning away people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or cancer.
The California Department of Public Health tells the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that 79 of those in infections are in California and 52 of them can be linked directly to Disney Parks.
Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
The American Lung Association gives Indiana an F in tobacco taxes, tobacco prevention and control, access to cessation programs, and C for smoke-free air.
The court will hear arguments in March in a case that will decide whether Obama’s 2010 law allows federal subsidies only in states that have established their own health insurance marketplaces.
Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane calls the approval a “victory for working Hoosiers” but says he’s concerned that Pence left thousands of people without health care coverage.
The plan builds off the Healthy Indiana Plan that began under former Gov. Mitch Daniels. The initial program currently enrolls some 60,000 low-income Indiana residents.
Obama’s proposal would fund research into new antibiotics, monitoring of outbreaks and address resistance at veterans’ and military hospitals. It also would fund efforts to prevent overprescription of antibiotics.
The doctor and a nurse practitioner were arrested by DEA agents in January and are accused of dangerous prescribing practices.