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  • Report Birth Defects To The Indiana Birth Defects And Problems Registry (IBDPR)

    January 26, 2017

    In a recent letter to Indiana's health care professionals, Indiana state health commissioner Jerome Adams, MD, issued a reminder that January is Birth Defects Awareness Month, and that Indiana law (IC 16-38-4) requires all health care providers to report children who are diagnosed with at least one birth defect to the Indiana Birth Defects and Problems Registry (IBDPR).

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  • AAFP Takes Advocacy Action On Women's Health

    January 26, 2017

    The AAFP has joined together with four organizations to take an advocacy action on women’s health as discussions continue in Washington about repeal and replace of the ACA. The following letter has been sent to Congress. 

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  • 2017 Legislative Session Preview 

    November 17, 2016

    Official legislative business will begin in early January 2017 for the "long session" when legislators will meet through the end of April 2017 with the primary goal of crafting the state's biennial budget. Health care issues impacting family medicine will also be considered. 

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  • Potential Hepatitis A Exposure Linked To Frozen Strawberries

    November 15, 2016

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and multiple local health departments are investigating potential exposure to hepatitis A virus (HAV) from contaminated frozen strawberries and food items made with them. 

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  • Increase In Reports Of Suspected Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

    October 14, 2016

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received an increased number of reports of suspected acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) from May through August 2016; this increase is notable when compared to the same period in 2015. 

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