Health & Science

Opinion - Health
3:29 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Two Key Distinctions for Understanding the Value of Vaccinations

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

It’s a surprising thing that Mississippi and West Virginia are the two states with the highest vaccination rates. Less surprising: this fact is attributed to a simple policy—these states do not allow religious or personal exemptions from the policies requiring vaccinations.

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Health & Science
9:42 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Advocates Push to Reduce Indiana's Teen Suicide Rate

A new report says Indiana’s rate of teenagers considering suicide in the last year is the worst in the nation.  And the rate of Hoosier teenagers attempting suicide is second highest in the country. 

Now, suicide prevention advocates are working to make inroads at the Statehouse, preparing lawmakers to deal with the issue.

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Health & Science
2:40 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Non-Newtonian

In this week's episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about Non-Newtonian water.  What is it, and what are its unique properties? 

     

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Silly Putty

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about that popular toy, Silly Putty.  When was it invented, what is it made from, and what are its unique properties? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is Silver?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses the previous metal silver.  What are its unique properties, and why is it so useful in making jewelry? 

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Health & Science
11:13 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is a Rubberband?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about rubber bands.  When were they invented, why are they springy, and what are the chemicals in them?

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Health & Science
11:10 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is Rubber?

In this episode, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about rubber.  

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Opinion - Health
5:17 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Alchemy of Allergies: What Blood Test Scores Mean. . .and What They Don’t

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

If you ever have your child’s blood tested for an allergy, there’s a chance it will be the allergen-specific IgE antibody test. This test’s results appear pretty straightforward.

For example, a score higher than 0.35 for peanuts is indicative of an allergy. When they gave my son such a test in 2010, his score was about 100 times this minimum threshold.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat January 10, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Gekko

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about gekkos.  What are they, how are they classified, and what are some of their characteristics?

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Health & Science
7:43 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Battleships

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about battleships.  What are they used for, and how are they made?

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