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Hospital system closing Lafayette emergency room

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A hospital system is shutting down the emergency and intensive care units at its campus near downtown Lafayette. More>>

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Wabash running back refused to let serious injury end his football career Video included

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In the fall of 2012, "C.P." Porter suffered a serious hip injury when a defender fell on him as he tried to recover his own fumble in a game against Wooster. Now, his football career is over - but not because of his injury. More>>

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

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Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. More>>

FDA plan would speed up medical device approvals

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The Food and Drug Administration unveiled a proposal Tuesday designed to speed up development and approval of medical devices that treat life-threatening diseases and debilitating conditions. More>>

Lilly to acquire Novartis Animal Health

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Eli Lilly and Company announced an agreement Tuesday to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion. More>>

St. Vincent to help you "get a doc" at Health and Fitness Expo Video included

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Part of staying healthy is making sure you have a primary care physician. This weekend, St. Vincent is joining us at the Health and Fitness Expo to help you "Get a Doc."
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Teen keeps running after beating brain tumor Video included

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A brain tumor caused Sam Baker to have a seizure three years ago. Now, he's ready to take his running career on to college. More>>

Concern about codeine and kids

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Codeine can be used to treat young patients with a painful injury or severe cough. But the drug can slow breathing and even cause death in some children. So, experts say doctors should use other medications like ibuprofen or hydrocodone. More>>

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.



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Lack of psychiatrists hits mental health patients

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A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is forcing many mentally ill Indiana patients to wait months for an appointment.The Health Resources and Services Administration reports more than half the state's counties have a shortage of mental health professionals. The Journal Courier has found there is just one psychiatrist for every 57,585 residents in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.The shortage stems in part from low reimbursement rates by insurance companies. A private psychiatrist will m... More>>

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