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PNS Weekend Update - January 31, 2015 


Among the stories on our weekend rundown; Arizona health officials trying to keep the lid on a measles outbreak ahead of Sunday’s big game; we’ll take a look at the Dark Side of the Super Bowl; plus we’ll tell you why California is mounting a campaign against e-cigarettes.

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PHOTO: Florida's Gov. Rick Scott is one of a number of Republican governors who have refused to accept federal money to expand their states' Medicaid programs. Illustration credit: Sam Beddoes/Flickr Creative Commons.\
Friday, January 30, 2015
MIAMI - The state of Florida finds itself in an enviable position. It's expecting a $1 billion surplus in the upcoming fiscal-year budget. Gov. Rick Scott's proposed budget includes increasing public-school spending - but it does not include ...Read More
PHOTO: Safety anchors can prevent TV sets from tipping over and causing serious injuries. It's a precaution worth considering, since televisions can weigh more than 100 pounds. Photo courtesy Consumer Product Safety Commission.\
Friday, January 30, 2015
CINCINNATI - Things can get rowdy on Super Bowl Sunday, and medical experts are cautioning Ohioans about the dangers of unsecured television sets. While big screens and older-style box TVs are especially heavy, said Dawn Gardner, an injury- ...Read More
PHOTO: The EPA holds hearing today on smog pollution and advocates say the updated regulations could impact more than 100,000 in the Granite State who suffer from asthma. Credit: Wikimedia Commons \
Thursday, January 29, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. – It's an issue that impacts more than 100,000 Granite Staters that suffer from asthma and tens of thousands more. At issue is how the nation should update standards for smog pollution, otherwise known as ground-level ozone ...Read More
PHOTO: The number of calls to poison-control centers about electronic cigarette incidents more than doubled last year, which has prompted the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to call on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize regulations. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state wants to educate the public about the negative health effects of electronic cigarettes. Public health officials point to recent reports that found the number of calls to poison-control centers about e-cigarette ...Read More
PHOTO: A handful of organizations are taking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to court, demanding action on pollution from the country's 20,000 livestock operations. Photo credit: Green Fire Productions/Flickr.\
Thursday, January 29, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being taken to court over the pollution from so-called factory farms in a case that could impact livestock producers and rural residents across Iowa. The petitions, filed in federal ...Read More