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The Tippecanoe County Commissioners voted Monday to endorse a plan to establish a syringe exchange and services program aimed at reducing the spread of hepatitis C among intravenous drug users.

But Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski vented his frustrations after the vote.

One by one, doctors, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, church leaders and a captain from the Fort Wayne police department stepped to the podium to tell the commissioners why Tippecanoe County should create a syringe services program.

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For a second time in two-and-a-half years, IU Health Arnett Hospital has had to notify thousands of patients that some of their personal information may be compromised because a computer device was either lost or stolen.

The latest incident was discovered in November, the hospital says, when an unencrypted USB flash drive went missing from the emergency department.

The hospital says it has no evidence the device has been improperly accessed.

Purdue Study Seeks To Improve Early Diagnosis Of Autism

Apr 10, 2015
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Research being done at Purdue aims to improve the tools for diagnosis and reduce the average age of diagnosis.

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According the Centers for Disease Control, about 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year.

A new effort by the American Heart Association encourages people to seek medical attention at the first sign of a heart attack.

The non-profit says quick medical intervention after a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.   

Nearly $12-million has been raised for a new community building on the Ivy Tech- Lafayette campus.

The project is being spearheaded by The Intersection Connection, a collaboration among community organizations.

The 120,000 square-foot structure will be occupied by the YMCA, Junior Achievement, and an IU Health Arnett clinical practice.

Ivy Tech Chancellor David Bathe says the facility will help with enrollment and retention efforts.

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital is announcing a temporary visitor restriction policy to help prevent the spread of flu.

Officials say limiting visitors is necessary to protect patients, families and team members from potential exposure to the flu virus.

This temporary policy goes into effect tomorrow.

IU Health Arnett is also asking families to limit the number of relatives and friends accompanying patients to the emergency room, outpatient surgery waiting rooms and procedure areas, and primary care and specialist physician offices.

A set of standards about when antibiotics should be prescribed has been developed for doctors in the Lafayette area.

Indiana University Health Arnett, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, the Tippecanoe County Health Department and Unity Healthcare are working together on the “Get Smart About Antibiotics” campaign.

IU Health Internal Medicine doctor Sarah Hallberg says often patients think they need an antibiotic to feel better.

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Less than two months after IU Health Arnett opened its new facility in West Lafayette, it’s closing an urgent care center at another location.

Executives say consolidating the Greenbush Street urgent care service into the locations on the south side of Lafayette and in West Lafayette will bring about efficiencies that better serve patients.

They also say the vacant space at the Greenbush facility could be used to expand primary care services.

IU Health Arnett opens WL center

Aug 12, 2013

IU Health Arnett opens its new facility Tuesday. The location on Sagamore Parkway between Nighthawk Drive and Happy Hollow Road will include services that have been offered at the Salisbury Street site.

Courtney Henchon is the administrative director for physician practices. She says the system’s imaging department will move into the space, which also features a larger urgent care with expanded hours than what were offered at the previous location.

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service changes

Apr 1, 2013

A newly formed organization will be running the Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service.

Currently, Tippecanoe County Commissioners provide the ambulances and dispatch center, while Franciscan Saint Elizabeth Health staffs and operates the service. Beginning in July, the hospital group is partnering with IU Health Arnett to run the 24-hour emergency care effort.

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