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Posted: Sep 16, 2013
Indiana’s hospitals and outpatient medical centers saw 100 reportable errors in 2012, the same number as the previous year, according to an annual report from the Indiana State Department of Health.Read the full story here.
Posted: Sep 09, 2013
People who get hungry after 2 p.m. at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health had best like McDonald’s.The fast food burger joint will be the only place to purchase an evening meal in the state’s largest children’s hospital until a new café opens in the Simon... Read More
Posted: Sep 02, 2013
The first time Debbie Pedersen heard about donated breast milk, she had just given birth to her first child, born with a cleft palate. The doctors in the neonatal intensive care unit recommended donor milk for her daughter, but Pedersen would hear none of it. She worked with the... Read More
Posted: Aug 30, 2013
Indiana health officials are warning people who passed through Indianapolis International Airport to be on the lookout for measles symptoms after learning that a person infected with the disease passed through there earlier this month.Read more here.
Posted: Aug 21, 2013
Certain painkillers soon could require more than a doctor’s prescription. You might have to sign an agreement that you will use the medicines responsibly and submit to periodic drug tests.Read more here.
Elderly women clapping in seats
Posted: Aug 18, 2013
‘Are you ready to get on your feet today?” dance teacher Dana Hart exhorts a dozen or so seniors and their caregivers gathered in the common room at the nursing home. At first, the elders look anything but ready, slowly rising from their chairs to their feet.... Read More
Posted: Aug 07, 2013
The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University on Tuesday unveiled its $50 million building, which includes state-of-the-art simulation laboratories and high-tech lecture halls. Read more here.
Posted: Jul 28, 2013
Diagnosed with leukemia, Scott knew that a bone marrow transplant would be her best hope for a cure. Four of her brothers and sisters were tested. When none proved to be a match, Scott turned to the bone marrow registry. Had Scott, 31, been white, she would have had a 93 percent... Read More
Posted: Jul 16, 2013
One warm afternoon last September, IUPUI biology professor Christine Picard went out on campus, plopped some rotten chicken meat into a container, opened the lid and waited for the smell of decaying flesh to draw the flies to her.Click here to read more.
Posted: Jul 14, 2013
Bryan Mills eschews suits and ties in favor of open-necked polo shirts. He speaks softly and is self-effacing — not what you would expect from a major health-care mover and shaker. He even demurred at first when the job as head of the Community Health Network opened five years... Read More