One in six Hoosier children aged 10 to 17 is obese, making Indiana among the worst states in the nation for childhood obesity, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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The Indianapolis-based company’s software employs machine learning to prevent health systems from ordering too many or too few tests, a mistake that can lead to missed diagnoses and costly procedures.
The spinoff, called Sexton Biotechnologies, has raised $5 million in outside investment and will spin off in October. The biotech develops cell and gene therapy tools used to grow cells for medical purposes.
One of Indiana’s oldest and largest senior communities has broken ground on its fifth addition in seven years. Owner BHI Senior Living says it has a “robust waiting list” at Hoosier Village.
Capitol Village Healthcare, a 52-bed nursing home at 2926 N. Capitol Ave., closed earlier this year, and had received low ratings from U.S. News and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Money will go toward such uses as collecting more timely data on overdoses treated at emergency rooms and enhancing the state’s prescription-monitoring program.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis, is the first such federal lawsuit in the state against Juul, a company battling numerous complaints over its products.
The annual rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making decisions about where to get care.
The move is part of IU Health’s way to address the state’s high infant mortality rate and keep all newborn services under one roof.
An Indianapolis-based real estate company that specializes in health care properties has acquired more than 300,000 square feet of commercial office space on the city’s northeast side, including the headquarters of Community Health Network.
The company has been bleeding red ink, but its Medicare business is booming and could ring up nearly $100 million in profit this year—if the company can hire enough people to help all the seniors calling in with questions.
Young is out front nationally on a key anti-smoking platform: Raising the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21.
The goal is to make the products more affordable and accessible—and to reduce Indiana’s high smoking rate. More than 1.1 million adult Hoosiers smoke, and Indiana ranks 44th among states in smoking rate.
Lilly shares dropped 4.6 percent in early trading after the company said Christi Shaw was leaving and Mike Harrington planned to retire.
In recent months, the drugmaker has won federal approval to sell a drug called Emgality for two conditions: migraine pain and cluster headaches.
It’s the second approved use for Emgality, which first won U.S. approval last fall to treat migraines. Analysts predict it could become a blockbuster.