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INDIANA — Hoosiers who read the headlines over the past several weeks may have picked up on an alarming piece of data: Indiana has the second highest rate in the nation for child abuse.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — The team behind a new outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Jeffersonville say they want to be one of many ongoing and needed solutions to addressing the opioid crisis in Southern Indiana.

The Centers for Disease Control, along with several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli. As of Thursday, 72 people from five states have reported cases. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana health official says drug overdoses have leveled off in the area since a spike earlier this month, but health leaders continue to monitor overdose activity and improve services available for those using.

JEFFERSONVILLE — Effective April 1, Clark Urgent Care will move to the Clarksville Medical Center, 2205 Greentree North, Clarksville, right next to Clark Primary Care (formerly Havens Medical Group).

SOUTHERN INDIANA — Coalitions in Clark and Scott counties that are working to fight the drug crisis are among 10 in the state to each be awarded $75,000 in state grants to help develop and improve their coalitions.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals across Indiana would be better-equipped to combat the life-threatening illness called sepsis, thanks to legislation co-authored by state Rep. Rita Fleming, D-Jeffersonville, which has been approved in the Indiana House.

JEFFERSONVILLE —​ LifeSpring Health Systems announced today that in light of the ongoing government shutdown, all copays and deductibles for furloughed federal employees and their families will be waived. LifeSpring CEO, Dr. Terry Stawar said in a news release, “As a part of the health safet…

CLARK COUNTY — Next week marks the start of the fourth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week, a free lineup of community events dedicated to seeking solutions to Southern Indiana's drug and addiction crisis and offering resources and support.

INDIANA — The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration has announced that it will release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February early on Jan. 19. No additional SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February. March distribution plans remain u…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — She’s less than a week old, and Destiny Denise Lynn Williams is already making her mark. She’s her parents’ first child, her grandparents’ first grandbaby, she’s a first niece. She also carries the distinction of being the first baby born in Clark County in 2019.

CLARKSVILLE — Those in charge of a new residential, abstinence-based addiction treatment facility in Clarksville say they want to make a difference in Southern Indiana, and they're ready to be part of the solution to healing the community of addiction.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police collected more than 2,000 pounds of unused or expired medication on Oct. 27 during the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug …

The News and Tribune's annual Power of Pink series is a collection of stories aimed at raising awareness of issues related to breast cancer while celebrating life and honoring the survivors. Below are this year's stories of hope, love and survival, along with stories of medical advances. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Rainfall totals in the Louisville Metro were already more than double the September average as of Sunday, with rains through Wednesday expected to cause some flash flooding.

FLOYD COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for pavement repairs on the Sherman Minton bridge has revised its scheduled operation for this weekend’s lane closures. Instead of restricting a single lane of Interstate 64 in each direction, E & B Paving requires closing …

NEW ALBANY — IU Southeast was recently awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help bolster the campus' sexual violence prevention efforts — an award school officials say will go a long way to strengthening the already fairly safe campus.

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SELLERSBURG — Tracy Skaggs was just 4 years old when she was first exposed to drugs, in the company of her mother. Just over three years ago, she took back control of her life from an opioid addiction and is using her experience to help others.

NEW ALBANY — The Floyd County Health Department has confirmed that pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus during routine sampling conducted in the New Albany area. Positive samples for West Nile Virus have been found in Floyd County for several years, but these are the …

NEW ALBANY — Indiana is experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease. Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed 44 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A in Floyd County. The ISDH reports 385 (as of 8/17/2018) outbreak-relat…

SOUTHERN INDIANA — New Albany resident Lynn Wilson said she remembers being able to see pollution in the city as she drove down from Floyd Knobs in the 1970s and early 1980s, before sweeping Environmental Protection Agency regulations took effect nationwide.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A few years ago, David Nally's life revolved around pretty much one thing — staying drunk.

Baptist Heath Floyd has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Plus Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

The Center for Lay Ministries (CLM)/Bliss House held a Celebration Tea on June 24 to honor the women of the Bliss House who are working hard in their recovery programs. The tea also served as an opportunity to recognize two of their dedicated volunteers, Debbie and Sherrill Satterfield. The …

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first death related to a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious disease of the liver. No additional details about the patient will be released due to privacy laws, according to a news release. 

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Mary Elizabeth Farnsley, 92, of New Albany, Indiana passed away Monday at Baptist Health Floyd. New Albany. She was the former Mary McNew, a native of Laurel County, Kentucky. Mary was a homemaker and a foster parent to several children. Preceded in death by husband, Carl D. Farnsley; sons, …

Wanda L. Ramey Van Meter, 88, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Westminster Health Care in Clarksville. She was born in Louisville and was a retired supervisor for the U.S. Census Bureau. She was a member of Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, H…

Betty A. Roby, 72, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a retired bus driver of Greater Clark County School Corporation. Betty was a member of member of Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a native of Jeffersonville…

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