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How To Find Healthy Food At Summer Fairs And Festivals

Temperatures are soaring, and that means Midwesterners are headed to summer fairs and festivals. They’ll eat plenty of high calorie foods ⁠— from corn dogs to fried ice cream sandwiches ⁠— but some festivals are trying to include healthier foods.

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Abortion Stories: Woman Counsels Others On Regret

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Abortion Stories: Mother, Daughter And A Clinic

Happier Birth Days: A Two-Part Panel Discussion

Experts explore what it will take to improve birth and health outcomes for Indiana's black moms and babies.

Photo by Carter Barrett/Side Effects Public Media.

Indiana's Commission on Improving the Status of Children met Wednesday morning to discuss a wide range of issues, including suicide prevention. 

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Rows of silver and pink plastic packages sit on the bathroom counter inside Bean, a Louisville coffee shop. Each package carries these words: emergency contraception.

The medication? It’s called Preventeza, from the company that also makes Vagisil. It was on the market for less than a year and didn’t do well – pills worth $2 million were sent to advocacy groups in Kentucky, Indiana and other states. 

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A few dozen people stand on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis to protest the state’s new work requirements. “Hoosier healthcare is under attack,” a protester yells through a megaphone. “What do we do? Stand up fight back.” 

For Hospital Designers, Domke Is A Very Big Name

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It's humid spring morning in the woods of central Missouri and Henry Domke is lining up a shot. His target? The vibrant petals of a red buckeye bloom.

"I want to level it. Make sure it’s really sharp," Domke says as he adjusts his tripod and focuses in before snapping the photo. 

Illustration by Tamara Cubrilo

When José moved his family to the U.S. from Mexico nearly two decades ago, he had hopes of giving his children a better life.

But now he worries about the future of his 21-year-old-son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder last year.


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African American women in Indiana face disparity in healthcare and health outcomes. They are more likely to die during or after childbirth than white women. They have higher rates of breast cancer deaths and diabetes. New research uses theater to shine a spotlight on some of the possible reasons why.

Side Effects Public Media took home two national awards over the weekend for its reporting in 2018.  This included a first place honors from Public Radio News Directors Inc. for best collaborative effort for the The Workaround podcast.

Earlier this year, police dispatchers in Evansville, Indiana, received a chilling call. A man said he was holding his wife at knifepoint, and he warned police that he was heavily armed.

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Deepa Halaharvi is a morning person.

"Eat, read, pray, and get ready to go to work," she says, laughing. "And usually I’m out the door around 6:15 or 6:30."

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An Ohio doctor being investigated for the suspicious deaths of dozens of hospital patients has been charged with 25 counts of murder.

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Healthy In Any Language

Throughout 2019, Side Effects will examine the health care challenges that refugees and immigrants face in the U.S.

The Workaround: A Podcast From Side Effects Public Media

These are stories of the difficult and sometimes shocking things people do to work around the American health care system.

The Workaround Video Series

A deeper look at how everyday people work around the American health care system.