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Indiana Health Commissioner Says State Infant Mortality Rates Are “Horrible”

Infant mortality rates in the state of Indiana are higher than nearly almost any other state in the country, according to new data from the Indiana State Department of Health.

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Indiana School Passing Out Complimentary Drug Tests

In addition to receiving wellness check ups and shots, some Indiana school children will be taking drug tests, as well.

Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney Aaron Negangard recently met with parents of students preparing to start their first day at Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School in order to hand out complimentary drug screen kits – a first of any school in the state.

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Welborn Baptist Foundation and YMCA Offering Bike Rentals as Part of ‘Upgrade’ Campaign

Here's the scenario; you want to go for a bike ride and feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy the Evansville scenery and get a little exercise. One problem, you don't have a bike. Thanks to the Welborn Baptist Foundation's Upgrade campaign and the downtown YMCA, that problem is solved with a bike rental.

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‘Summer of Swimming’ Continues This Saturday at Lorraine Pool

The Energize Evansville “Fitness in the Park” monthly exercise program will be at Lorraine Pool this Saturday for the second “Summer of Swimming” water aerobics session. The pool exercises will be led by instructors with Tri-State Athletic Club from 9am-11am.

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This Month’s FREE Deaconess Event – Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes [Audio]

You are invited, and encouraged, to attend another free presentation from Deaconess Hospital, tomorrow evening at Johnson Hall inside the Deaconess Health Sciences building.

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Bat Found In Evansville Tests Positive for Rabies

Evansville health officials want to remind area residents that rabies is still alive and well in the Indiana wildlife population.

In fact, according to a recent press release from the Vanderburgh County Department of Health, a bat recently discovered in the Evansville area tested positive for rabies after being sent to the Indiana State Department of Health for observation.

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Find Out at This Month’s Deaconess Men’s Health Presentation

Sleep...something we all need, something we all do, and something we're probably not getting enough of. If you're like me you probably don't think about how important sleep is, and how it can affect the rest of your body. And like me, you might be surprised at the facts.

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Learn More About Getting a Good Night’s Sleep at Deaconess Men’s Health Series

When was the last time you got a good night's sleep?  Getting good sleep is SO important to your health and you need it to function well while you're awake.  If you want to improve the sleep you get, then come to Johnson Hall for Deaconess Hospital's Men's Health Series next presentation on Tuesday evening, June 18.

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7th Annual Colon Screening for Life 5K Run/Walk Scheduled for Saturday in Evansville

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Events like this Saturday's Colon Screening for Life 5K look to put and end to that.

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Energize Evansville’s Fitness in the Park Launches ‘Summer of Swimming’

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke announces “Summer of Swimming” will be the focus of the Energize Evansville monthly “Fitness in the Park” program during June, July and August.

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