IU Bloomington Health Programs Fair to take place March 1

Students contemplating careers in health care are invited to attend the 15th annual Indiana University Bloomington Health Programs Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 in the Indiana Memorial Union. Featuring representatives from more than 100 schools, programs and organizations, the fair will provide IU students a chance to learn about a wide […]

Flu shot clinics available on IU Bloomington campus

Fall is here, a time when people begin thinking about cooler weather, fall leaves, pumpkin spiced everything and the annual flu shot. Flu shot clinics on the IU Bloomington campus begin Sept. 28 and are available to students, faculty and staff. “The most important thing to know about the flu shot is to get one,” […]

IU School of Public Health students become lobbyists for a day

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Fourteen graduate students in Indiana University’s School of Public Health-Bloomington transformed into lobbyists Feb. 8, advocating on behalf of March of Dimes. After a briefing by the national March of Dimes governmental relations chair, the students spent three hours at the Indiana Statehouse, arguing for an increased state tobacco tax […]

IU health policy expert Beth Meyerson among panelists at upcoming legislative conference

Throughout the past year, addiction and its related pitfalls have been on the minds of health care professionals, experts, educators and the public. Scott County faced a major crisis when HIV cases skyrocketed because of intravenous drug use. Needle exchange programs have popped up in three counties since, and the state continues to find ways […]

Video highlights issues in accessing health care for transgender people

Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: Visiting a doctor can be unnerving for anyone. But for people who are transgender, it can be a lot worse. From one-size-fits-all medical forms to health care providers who are confused or insensitive about diverse gender identities, issues abound that can make […]

Patient control of medical data raises questions for ethics, policy

Guest post courtesy of Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog. Should patients have control of their own medical records? For most patients, the question sounds like a no-brainer: They’re our records. Of course we should! But for health care providers, the answer is more complicated. Should patients be able to conceal pertinent medical […]

Number of moles could mean increased risk for breast cancer, not just skin cancer

Beauty marks. They make you unique. And no doubt, you know where most are on your body. Women especially are familiar with their bodies and are aware of their moles. Now there’s new research that suggests that the more moles on a woman’s body, the greater chance of her developing breast cancer.

The healing power of art?

“If an art installation gets a patient out of his room or paintings take a person’s mind off their pain and lower their stress levels, the art isn’t just decorative anymore. It’s part of the entire model of care,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, internist and chief executive of Eskenazi Health, affiliated with the IU School of Medicine.

Fighting Ebola: Passion for her country and love for public health helps IU alum conquer fears

Tiawanlyn Gongloe, a graduate of Indiana University and its School of Public Health-Bloomington, lives in Monrovia, Liberia, where she works for the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as a member of the National Task Force, which was created to eliminate the Ebola virus from the country. Overwhelmed by the work involved in fighting the outbreak, which has led to more than 200 deaths in her country, she found time to answer some questions about her life in the midst of such tragedy and her experiences in Bloomington.

Sexual health, HIV on a global scale: 5 questions with Brian Dodge and Jessamyn Bowling

Recently the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington announced The U.S.-India Partnership for Sexual Health Promotion, a new initiative that involves formalizing public health collaborations between the school and The Humsafar Trust, India’s oldest and largest health service organization for LGBT populations. Brian Dodge, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion, and Jessamyn Bowling, a project coordinator at the center, take five questions about the new initiative and their work in general.