Health

INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided an update to the multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections. A total of 84 people have been infected with E. coli in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Indiana, six people have been infected. A majority of the cases are in Michigan, […]

INDIANAPOLIS — May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. Mental health is a topic that was stigmatized for so long but now is at the center of conversations as the country looks to open more resources and education opportunities. One Indianapolis pastor is bringing resources to his congregation to help the growing […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly every major hospital in our area has been on a diversion at some point over the past few days. Experts say there could be several reasons why, including staffing shortages and an increase in patients. This is something they will be watching closely, especially as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. This strain […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The entire state is in dire need of blood donations. In an emergency notice from Versiti Blood Center of Indiana, state hospitals are facing a potential crisis with blood supplies dropping to critically low levels. “We still need donations quite desperately, and will for the foreseeable future until levels improve,” a Versiti spokesperson […]

We've been showing you some of the great local restaurants that have remained open all over central Indiana. But, how do you keep your body in check without being able to go to the gym?

INDIANAPOLIS — As restaurants, retailers and salons slowly get back to business in most parts of Indiana, fitness facilities remain in a holding pattern. Gym owners are not exempt from feeling the burden on small businesses created by the COVID-19 pandemic. One local personal trainer has come up with alternatives to keep clients moving and […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19 Monday, while positive cases of the virus near 16,000. According to the state health department, a total of 844 people are confirmed to have died from the coronavirus and 15,961 people people have been diagnosed, an increase of 634 since Saturday. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Officials at IU Health have committed to share weekly updates about the fight against COVID-19 in order to give the public a transparent look at the health system’s battle. “We are not complacent about our supplies. We are planning for the surge to be even greater than expected, we are looking for alternate […]

As a handful of states have ordered bars and in-restaurant dining be shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic, a number of America’s largest restaurant chains are following suit. Several restaurant chains have announced that they will close their dining rooms and only accept take out or deliver orders until further notice. See below for a […]

INDIANAPOLIS — An IU Health pharmacist is helping to make flu vaccines more available to help more Hoosiers. Heidi Barnett is bringing thousands of flu shots to people at work, for free. Over the next few weeks, Barnett says she will give more 4,000 flu shots to people while they are at work. IU Health […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Donating blood is always a good way to save lives, but so is donating bone marrow. Riley Children’s Hospital held a bone marrow registry drive Wednesday. Bone marrow and stem cell treatments help treat certain cancers, sickle cell disease and severe anemia. Unfortunately, not all patients have a matching donor in their family, […]

Walmart offers customers freehealth screenings, low-cost flu shots and heart health information The event will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time at Walmart stores with pharmacies in Indianapolis In addition to heart health information, customers who attend the event can also expect:   Free Health Screenings: Total Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood […]