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IU School of Medicine study paves way for earlier autism diagnosis in Indiana

A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after the age of 4.

Episode 1: Remembering MLK Jr.

A talk with MHS board member Nancy Green, who discusses race and equity, a topic that strikes at the heart of Meridian’s central theme of whole-person health and integrated care.

Indiana dentist takes steps to protect patients, keep things cheerful during COVID-19 pandemic

While reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic can be daunting, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson feels confident treating nonemergency patients once again at the dental clinics where she works outside Indianapolis.

Health centers provide care to the most vulnerable

Local community health centers have responded to the COIVD-19 pandemic by ramping up telehealth while seeing patients who couldn’t be cared for remotely and retooling operations to keep patients and staff safe.

Going to see your doctor might never be quite be the same

Remember what going to the doctor used to be like?

How responding to COVID-19 pandemic has changed local healthcare

Two of the city’s major healthcare providers, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and Meridian Health Services, have undergone drastic changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hank Milius: Meridian has stepped up to challenges of healthcare during pandemic

I heard a quote over the weekend which I believe is relevant for the COVID-19 challenge:

Meridian Health Services: CEO Perspective on COVID-19

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” —Winston Churchill
As this crisis unfolded, we were stunned by the negative outcomes. Today I’m focusing on the progress taking place.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Could local rates rise due to pandemic?

When schools began closing and stay-at-home orders were put in place, investigator Kris Swanson’s concern for child abuse was heightened.

Supporting Frontline Health Care Professionals: Lessons From Wuhan Experience

When the COVID-19 outbreak in China was revealed and the epicenter Wuhan was locked down, we, a group of 45 psychiatrists and mental health professionals, assembled a team (TopGun Peer Support Wuhan) on January 24 to provide peer support for the Wuhan health care professionals (HCPs) who were fighting at the front lines of this crisis.

Meridian Lights Back Up to Shine Hope

Meridian Health Services is displaying a sign of community hope during this COVID-19 crisis. With the partnership of Jay Crew Landscaping and Indiana Michigan Power, Muncie’s tallest Christmas tree was lit again Monday night and will remain lit every night from dusk until dawn as a symbol of community hope and collaboration. “We have hundreds […]

Muncie’s Tallest Christmas Tree Is Lit Again

Under the direction of Meridian Health Services, and with the partnership of Jay Crew Landscaping and Indiana Michigan Power, Muncie’s tallest Christmas tree was lit again last night and will remain lit every night from dusk until dawn as a symbol of community hope and collaboration.