• Lead Poisoning in Children: What You Need to Know

    On any given day, the CDC estimates that 13,800 Hoosier children may be lead poisoned (blood lead level confirmed at >10mcg/dL). Three hundred seventy-five children were confirmed lead poisoned in 2009; 201 (54%) were Medicaid recipients. In the last five years, 2624 Indiana children have been confirmed lead poisoned. As the effects are generally permanent,…

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  • Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

    MHS wants you to know you can lower your risk for getting type 2 diabetes! Diabetes means your blood glucose, or sugar, is too high. We get glucose from the food we eat. It is needed to fuel our bodies. If you have diabetes, the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Or your cells can’t…

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  • Reduce your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

    The good news: Making changes that make your arteries healthier will help lower your risk for both heart attack and stroke. If you have heart disease, you may need to work on a few aspects of your lifestyle. But remember that the things that are good for your arteries, heart, and brain are also good…

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