Local News – Health

INDIANAPOLIS — Certain harmful bacteria found in the mouth could be tied to serious illnesses, namely cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. WISH TV reports that a new study ties some mouth bacteria to lethal infections, and these bacteria are not always found during routine dental exams.  A buildup of the bacteria could connect […]

STATEWIDE–The number of Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 has now topped 24,000. The Indiana Department of Health says 10 people have died from it in the last week. Nearly 5,000 people have tested positive for it in that same period of time. The state says 372 Hoosiers were hospitalized Tuesday with COVID-19. A total of […]

INDIANAPOLIS–Perhaps it is not a coincidence that Heartburn Awareness Week is the same week as Thanksgiving. Many Americans overeat at Thanksgiving dinner and then end up with heartburn or acid reflux. Dr. Amanda Swingley with Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis says some people live with chronic heartburn all year along, but it often takes a […]

The FDA is trying to rewrite history as they backtrack what they said regarding taking ivermectin for COVID. The federal agency says they only recommended people not take the drug. Approximately a year ago the FDA tweeted out the following: “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” The […]

STATEWIDE — Health experts say Indiana is in a “diabetes epidemic.” An estimated 650,000 Hoosiers have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. That’s about 12 percent of the state’s population. Experts say the epidemic is not over how many people have the disease, but how expensive it has become to treat. Dr. Enrico Repetto is […]

INDIANAPOLIS — You might have been hearing about more fentanyl- and drug-related arrests being made recently. U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers, Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, says the problem is one he and other members of law enforcement are trying to combat.  However, he says tackling this problem will require the help of the […]

STATEWIDE--You can put a smile on the face of a veteran on this Veterans Day. “A simple ‘thank you’ does more than you could ever hope to think about. What we need to do is make sure that we care about these folks that put the cloth of our nation on their backs and let […]

INDIANAPOLIS– November is Men’s Health Awareness Month. This is a time of year dedicated to raising awareness of the issues surrounding prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. According to Dr. Helen Bernie, urologist at IU Health, it’s also about highlighting the importance of getting regular health checkups. “Unlike women where we’re plugged in early, […]

INDIANAPOLIS--There was a fire Tuesday morning at an apartment complex on the southeast side of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) says it happened at the Emerson Village Lake Apartments around 4:15. That is near the intersection of Emerson Avenue and Shelbyville Road. “We found heavy fire pushing from the roof area of the building. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Lung cancer is now the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. Because lung cancer is particularly hard to diagnose until it’s in its late stages when symptoms develop, medical experts are urging you to get screened early to that it can be caught early. “Early diagnosis is the best […]