Health & Science

Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat July 25, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Plate Tectonics

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains plate tectonics. What is the geological process, when was the idea developed, and what parts of the earth are effected?

  

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Kids Count
3:56 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

State Falls in Child Well-Being Rankings, But Data Still Show Improvement

The annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released Monday.
Credit Annie E. Casey Foundation

Indiana is losing ground compared to other states when it comes to children’s overall well-being.  That’s according to new data from the Annie E Casey’s Foundation’s Kids Count report.  But the Indiana Youth Institute says the drop in rankings isn’t as bad as it sounds.

In the 2014 edition of Kids Count, Indiana ranked 27th in children’s overall well-being.  This year, that dropped to 32nd. 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat July 18, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Ring of Fire

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the Ring of Fire.  What is this enormous area in the Pacific region, and why is it so geologically active?

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Opinion - Health
11:59 am
Wed July 15, 2015

William S.E. “Doc" Coleman and Getting Paid to Talk

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

William S.E. “Doc” Coleman was a dynamic fixture. I did not know him particularly well, and leave the romantic remembrances of his long and illustrious life to others to mark and celebrate.

But I did know him a little. He did his best to direct me in my middling efforts as an actor at Drake University in the mid-1990s. His laugh and his knowing looks are easily remembered. But what strikes me most about his passing on July 8th is how different it was than it might have been even 10 or 15 years ago.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Seismograph

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the tools used by geologists to measure and record earthquakes.  How were they invented, how do they work, and what are the different types? 

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Health Care
4:22 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Six Months After Start, Groups Applaud HIP 2.0 Rollout

Credit Courtesy / State of Indiana

It’s been nearly six months since HIP 2.0 was approved, and the state has enrolled nearly 300,000 Hoosiers in the health insurance program.  More than a dozen health care advocacy groups and insurers sang the praises of the program at a public forum Thursday.

As of July 1st, a little more than 289,000 residents have signed up for health care coverage through HIP 2.0.  186 thousand of them never had health insurance before.  And 70 percent of enrollees are using HIP Plus, which requires contributions to a health savings account. 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Seismic Waves

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher discusses the waves caused by earthquakes, which are called seismic waves.  What are the different types of waves, where do they move, and what are their shapes? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat June 27, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Earthquakes

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the science of earthquakes.  What is an earthquake and what causes one to occur?

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Opinion - Health
4:35 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

Obamacare and SCOTUS, Part III: A Primer and Opinions on King v. Burwell

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abe Schwab

It turns out that 7 out of 10 surveyed individuals in the U.S. are unaware of the Supreme Court case (and eminent ruling on) King v. Burwell.

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Health & Science
3:39 pm
Sat June 20, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Opal

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about opal.  What is this mineral, what causes the colors, and why is it popular as a gemstone? 

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