health http://wboi.org en "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana http://wboi.org/post/respecting-choices-northeast-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an absurd question when you mull it over. It’s mildly rude, it’s unusual, and it’s disturbing to contemplate. It can be a threat or it can signal sympathy. So let me ask you: how would you like to die?</span></p><p>Even the sardonic Tyrion Lannister, from the epic and brutal Game of Thrones on HBO, wants familiar comfort (click the image to see what he has to say).</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Abraham Schwab 32041 at http://wboi.org "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana HIP, Hoosiers and Incentivizing Health http://wboi.org/post/hip-hoosiers-and-incentivizing-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday, May 15, Governor Pence announced ‘<a href="http://www.in.gov/fssa/hip/files/HIP_2_0_Waiver_Final_Draft_5_14_14.pdf">HIP 2.0</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,' the proposed Indiana alternative to the Medicaid expansion. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:43:48 +0000 Abraham Schwab 30726 at http://wboi.org HIP, Hoosiers and Incentivizing Health Study Set to Focus on Sexual Assault in Indiana http://wboi.org/post/study-set-focus-sexual-assault-indiana <p>The state is allocating $65,000 to fund a study aimed at understanding why Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual assault among teenage girls in the country.</p><p>Researchers at IUPUI’s Global Health Communication Center will conduct the study this summer.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 20:45:21 +0000 Sara Wittmeyer 29853 at http://wboi.org Keep Your Head in the Game http://wboi.org/post/keep-your-head-game <p>This Friday, the Indiana Pacers face the Miami Heat for the fourth&nbsp;time this season, a game that will likely determine home court advantage for the Eastern Conference Playoffs.</p><p>The Pacers won two of the first three meetings, due in no small part to the play of Roy Hibbert. Hibbert scored 21 points in their third meeting on March 26, and affected Chris Bosh’s attempt at a game-winning shot. Bosh’s attempt fell short and the Pacers won 84-83. But, after <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15a7veLCjqw">taking an elbow like this</a>&nbsp;earlier in the fourth quarter, I wonder if Hibbert should have been benched for his own protection.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:06:11 +0000 Abraham Schwab 28908 at http://wboi.org Keep Your Head in the Game Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Free Screenings for Men of Color http://wboi.org/post/black-barbershop-health-initiative-offers-free-screenings-men-color <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Many black men throughout Indiana going to get a haircut this weekend were also able to receive a free health screening. The&nbsp;</span>4th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative was held Saturday across the state. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:43:06 +0000 Virginia Alvino 28745 at http://wboi.org Black Barbershop Health Initiative Offers Free Screenings for Men of Color Report Finds Indiana Among Worst States for Black Youth http://wboi.org/post/report-finds-indiana-among-worst-states-black-youth <p></p><p>A <a href="http://www.aecf.org/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/R/RaceforResults/RaceforResults.pdf">new study released Tuesday</a> finds Indiana among the ten worst states for black children, highlighting the disparity in opportunity between African-American youth and their peers.</p><p>The policy report&nbsp;from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, titled "<a href="http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter/Publications.aspx?pubguid={5B863B11-62C7-41EC-9F7F-6D12125C4DC2}">Race for Results</a>," measures 12 factors in an effort to chart child progression nationwide. Those include everything from reading proficiency to graduation rates to the number of children living near or below the federal poverty level.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:43:02 +0000 Sean Bueter 28519 at http://wboi.org Report Finds Indiana Among Worst States for Black Youth Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare http://wboi.org/post/interview-us-assistant-secretary-health-dr-howard-koh-obamacare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week, President Barack Obama announced more than six million people had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p>The deadline to enroll – <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/03/26/294889936/that-health-insurance-deadline-now-comes-with-wiggle-room">or at least get started on the process</a> – is midnight on Monday, March 31st.</p><p>In the weeks leading up to the deadline, the Obama Administration has been on a major public relations push to spread the word, and the pace of enrollment <a href="http://n.pr/1iEuTDd">has picked up dramatically</a>.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:22:16 +0000 Sean Bueter 28438 at http://wboi.org Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare School Districts Need a Uniform Policy for Allergens in the Classroom http://wboi.org/post/school-districts-need-uniform-policy-allergens-classroom <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a 2013 comedy special, Louis C.K. provides a provocative contrast of good thoughts and bad thoughts he calls “</span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkjmzEEQUlE" style="line-height: 1.5;">Of course . . . But maybe</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” (<em>E</em><em>d.:&nbsp;</em></span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">video contains content some readers may find offensive</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">).</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:27:44 +0000 Abraham Schwab 27919 at http://wboi.org School Districts Need a Uniform Policy for Allergens in the Classroom Legislation Would Require Reporting Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome http://wboi.org/post/legislation-would-require-reporting-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana hospitals will have to report to the state cases of babies born addicted to drugs under legislation&nbsp;&nbsp;unanimously approved by the House Monday.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:28:24 +0000 Brandon Smith 27250 at http://wboi.org Governor Raises Medicaid Reimbursement Rates http://wboi.org/post/governor-raises-medicaid-reimbursement-rates <p>Health care providers across Indiana will receive more money from Medicaid reimbursement after Governor Mike Pence Wednesday announced a rate increase.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:22:28 +0000 Brandon Smith 15805 at http://wboi.org Governor Raises Medicaid Reimbursement Rates