Steven Assanti wants to have gastric bypass surgery. At 6 feet 1 inch tall, he said he must slim down to 550 pounds to be eligible. After, he hopes to eventually drop to 180 pounds.
There have been complaints of low staffing levels, low pay and troublesome attendance policies.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is urging residents to reduce their risk of lung cancer by having their homes tested for the naturally-occurring radioactive gas responsible for more than 2,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there’s no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks even as a growing number of youths are trying them.
FDA officials say research shows young people who identify with hip-hop are more likely to smoke than their peers.
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for a needle-exchange program to slow the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.
The number of students dealing with homeless has risen dramatically in Indiana during the last five years. Local school districts have support staff in place to help serve those most in need.
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and 37 other attorneys general are urging the Senate to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015.
Flu season occurs annually, typically starting around October and continuing through May. Seasonal flu viruses can vary from year to year, so medical experts recommend getting a flu vaccine every year.
The money will be used to identify people who aren’t aware they have hypertension. The nine-month grant also will help those diagnosed with high blood pressure manage their condition.
Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease — good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk.
More than a dozen women who received a metallic birth control implant are urging health regulators to pull the device from the market, citing problems including severe pain, irregular bleeding and weight gain.
Most Americans will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new U.S. report.
Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, including chronic pain, bleeding, headaches and allergic reactions.
Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year. There were small increases in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah.
Lutheran ER Statewood will be a key component of a 9,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Coliseum and State boulevards.
Fast food is considered heavy in calories, and scientists have pointed at drive-thru french fries and takeout pizza as contributors to kids being overweight.
The resident who came down with the disease recently returned from an area of Colorado that had reported plague activity.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued draft guidelines Monday recommending aspirin only if people meet a strict list of criteria — including a high risk of heart disease and a low risk of bleeding side effects.