The American Cancer Society says Indiana has improved significantly when it comes to pain management policies. But a report from the Society’s Cancer Action Network says the state still has more to do.
There are only eight states that received less than a B from the Cancer Action Network in its report on pain management and patient care policies. Indiana moved this year from a C-plus to a B.
Network Associate Director David Woodmansee says that’s because of a new step taken by the State Medical Board.
Ninety-six percent. That’s the number of Indiana employers who expect their workforce could increase in the next couple of years.
In most cases, they’ll be looking for employees who have at least a high school diploma. StateImpact Indiana’s Rachel Morello visited a new charter school in Kokomo that offers adults the opportunity to go back to school and earn a high school diploma, rather than a GED.
Indiana added more private sector jobs -- 10,000 of them -- last month than any other June on record.
Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokesman Joe Frank says every major industry sector experienced growth.
Frank says manufacturing – the sector the state is most known for – has been one of the key drivers of the job growth.
"Our growth in the manufacturing sector since July 2009 -- the low point of employment in the state -- we've grown 77,800 manufacturing jobs," Frank says. "That's the second-largest increase in the nation."
A former Indiana University student was among the victims on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that was shot down in Eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing everyone on board.
Indiana University rowing team head coach Steve Peterson confirms 25-year-old Karlijn Keijzer was a passenger.
"She was a very good student," Peterson says. "She was Academic All-Big Ten, she was a national scholar-athlete. And that was in grad school in chemistry. On top of that, she was arguably the best rower on our team that year."
Keijzer is from Amsterdam and rowed for the university in 2010.
A push by Frankfort’s mayor could help bring down blighted buildings in the city – but it might also force the people currently living in them to find a new home.
Chris McBarnes, speaking on WBAA’s “Ask The Mayor,” says letters will soon go out to as many as 20 landlords whose properties have been deemed unsafe by the city.
If those landlords don’t agree to a plan to refurbish them, the city may raze the property and evict any tenants. McBarnes says the city can’t do much more for those evicted than put them in touch with Frankfort’s landlord association, though.
Each summer, the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville takes a look back at an important moment or aspect of the "Ben-Hur" author's life.
But that life is a conflicted one and portraying it objectively can be a problem. For instance, how to deal with longstanding criticisms that Wallace's missteps at the 1862 Battle of Shiloh may have cost some of the more than 20,000 men who died there their lives?
Purdue doctoral student Albert Kim, right, wears a smartphone modified so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait. This is to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease. Looking on is Babak Ziaie, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Researchers at Purdue are using smartphones to help detect which people are most at risk of falling.
WBAA’s Kristin Malavenda spoke with Purdue professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Babak Ziaie and Health and Kinesiology associate professor Dr. Shirley Rietdyk (REE dike) about the technology known as SmartGait.