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Hoosiers Urged to Prepare for Respiratory Illnesses

September 16, 2010
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Fall is approaching and winter is just around the corner.  Hoosiers are being urged to take preventative steps to prepare for the cold weather, when respiratory diseases will be circulating the most. “September is National Preparedness Month, and it is a good time to think about preparing for the coming cold weather by taking...
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HUMAN CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS REPORTED IN INDIANA

September 4, 2010
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09/07/10 State health officials are reminding Hoosiers to stay vigilant in protecting themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.  Two human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the state; one each in Allen and Marion counties.  In addition, mosquito groups in 31 counties have tested positive for the virus....
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HEALTH OFFICALS WARN HOOSIERS OF INCREASED MOSQUITO ACTIVITY

September 2, 2010
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09/02/10 State health officials are continuing to urge Hoosiers to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases. To date, West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in 31 counties across the state.  In addition, mosquitoes have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis in Elkhart County. “Mosquitoes in Indiana can spread several different viruses,...
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PARENTS REMINDED OF SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

June 18, 2010
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06/18/10 Marshall County health officials are reminding parents of school immunization requirements for the 2010-2011 school year, which include some additional vaccinations.  Parents should ensure their children are up-to-date before the start of the next school year. “The diseases targeted by the updated schedule can and do cause severe consequences, including death,” said Marshall...
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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS OFFER SUN SAFETY TIPS

June 15, 2010

06/15/10  Summer is upon us, and throughout these potentially hot months, Hoosiers will be enjoying the outdoors more with family and friends.  State health officials encourage people to get out and be active, but also offer sun safety tips to keep them safe. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the...
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JOHN WRAIGHT TO WALK AMERICA FOR HEART HEALTH

June 9, 2010
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06/09/10 High on John Wraight’s “Bucket List” is to convince people  that walking is good for you and, at the same time, to raise money for the American Heart Association. Crazy as it may sound, John, at 72-years-old, is working on walking across America. “I’m going on the America Discovery Trail,” he said.  The nation’s first...
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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN LAWN MOWERS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN

June 8, 2010
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06/08/10 Mowing the lawn around children at play could present a danger and the potential for serious injury, especially when working with a power lawn mower.  State health officials warn that children can be severely injured from contact with the high-speed rotating blades of a lawn mower. “When children are present, mowing the lawn...
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