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We have tools to help avert a dreaded ‘twindemic’

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News last week that Indiana recorded its first flu death even before the start of the official flu season came as health officials are...

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Local health officials concerned about ‘twindemic’ this winter

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Bartholomew County health officials are concerned that the flu could come roaring back this winter after plummeting to low levels last year, further straining...

Virus deaths increase, vaccinations lag

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COVID-19 continued to claim lives in the Columbus area during the first half of October, while vaccination rates struggled to keep pace with new...

First seasonal flu death reported in state

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Staff Reports INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to get immunized against influenza after confirming the first flu-related death of the 2021-22 flu...

COVID-19: Booster drive off to fast start

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The local campaign to get Pfizer booster shots into the arms of as many eligible people as possible has gotten off to a quick...

Public health costs require vaping tax

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By Dr. Richard Feldman Electronic cigarette use is at epidemic proportions. Most concerning is the exponential increase among youth. Although there has been some recent...

Amid COVID deaths, excuses fail for unvaccinated

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The headline in Sunday’s edition of The Republic was stunning: “They didn’t have to die.” Those are the words of Dr. Deepankar Sharma. The critical...

CYBERTHREATS: CRH on alert after online attacks hit nearby hospitals

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Columbus Regional Health is on high alert after a wave of cyberattacks hobbled at least three nearby hospitals in recent weeks that have, in...

Lost pursuit of normalcy amid COVID is a bitter pill

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By Bud Herron I find comfort in being able to name my illnesses. When I am sitting on my doctor’s examination table in my underwear, I...

CRH raises worker pay, bolsters reputation

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Columbus Regional Health says it’s “committed to a compensation philosophy that recruits, motivates, rewards and retains highly talented team members.” CRH put its money...