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Eppley Institute and IU School of Public Health-Bloomington to host symposium

The Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands at Indiana University, with the School of Public Health-Bloomington, the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, and the Department of Environmental Health, is pleased to announce that the Symposium on Parks, Public Lands, and Public Health in Indiana will be held on Sept. 25 in the Indiana Memorial Union at IU Bloomington. Full Story >>

Annual Indiana youth survey: Students asked about synthetic marijuana, prescription drugs

Findings from the 23rd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed that marijuana use in grades 6-12 continues to decrease. This reduction followed a peak in marijuana use from 2008 to 2011. While marijuana use is down, it remains more popular than synthetic marijuana. Full Story >>

Three to receive Indiana University's highest alumni award

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On Nov. 15, three Indiana University graduates will receive IU's Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the university's highest award given only to an alumna or alumnus. The recipients are Chief Justice Shirley Schlanger Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court; legendary soul musician Booker T. Jones; and former U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick R. Paige. Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue


These back-to-school news items discuss the effect home foreclosures can have on students; guns on campuses; ins and outs of high school and college students working; LGBT experiences in college; cell phone addiction; and effective ways elementary and middle schools can help students increase physical activity. Full Story >>

IU researchers discuss pharmacists' role in HIV care, high risk for STIs after prison and more

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Indiana University researchers this week are discussing research findings at the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna, Austria. Findings involving an increased role by pharmacists in customers' HIV care, high risks of STIs after release from prison and improved access to much-needed cervical cancer screenings are discussed in this release. Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Courts curbing FDA health efforts; new findings on heart disease


Indiana University health and legal experts discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's influence on the FDA and research that examined the relationship between quitting smoking, heart disease, diabetes and weight gain in older women. Full Story >>