Health & Science

Health & Science
3:09 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Weekly Experiment - The Color Blue in Animals

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the color blue in animals.  Why does that bird or beetle look blue? Is it blue, or is it really another color? 

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Health & Science
3:06 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Mammalian Diving Reflex

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the amazing and bizarre responses of the body to diving.  How do animals adapt to staying underwater for so long?

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Public Health
2:37 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Number of HIV Cases in Scott County Grows to 153

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams.
Credit Courtesy / State of Indiana

Scott County is the epicenter of an ongoing HIV outbreak. Health officials have tracked down 153 new HIV cases just since December, the majority of which have been caused by injection drug use.

To combat the outbreak, Gov. Mike Pence authorized a temporary needle exchange in the county. Scott County officials are taking steps to legalize the exchange long-term.

Under new legislation passed just a couple weeks ago, any county in the state can go through a formal process to legalize exchanges. And Scott County has already gotten the ball rolling.

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

The Weekly Experiment - Hibernation

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains hibernation.  What are the processes occurring in an animal, how do different animals hibernate, and what causes hibernation to begin?

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Health & Science
11:30 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Torpor

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the term torpor.  What does it mean in biology, and what are the types of torpor experienced by animals? 

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Health & Science
3:04 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Prism

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the science and history of prisms.  What are these amazing pieces of glass or plastic that can make a rainbow pattern? 

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Opinion - Health
5:45 am
Thu April 16, 2015

The Importance, and Limits, of Advanced Care Planning

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

As many of you may know, Diane Rehm recently agreed to limit her participation with Compassion and Choices. Her involvement with the group became more publicly known in February, but her dissatisfaction with our current end-of-life choices was catalyzed by her husband’s passing on June 23, 2014.

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

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Actions

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses how light behaves. 

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HIV/AIDS
5:53 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Remembering Kokomo's Ryan White 25 Years On

Kokomo's Ryan White became a media sensation after his HIV diagnosis in 1984. While still a teenager, White worked to raise HIV/AIDS awareness before his death in 1990.
Credit Courtesy / HRSA.gov

Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Kokomo teenager Ryan White. After contracting HIV five years earlier via a blood transfusion, the 18-year-old died in Indianapolis.

In the 1980s, HIV was still a relatively new disease to most people. Those who contracted it were often highly stigmatized, in part because of the disease’s association with gay men.

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

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Properties

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about light. What is light, what does it mean to a scientist, and what are the different types of light? 

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