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    PNS Daily News - June 24, 20160 


    In our wrap-up of today’s top news, Great Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the Supreme Court issues major rulings on immigration and affirmative action, and the world’s biggest swimming lesson aims at preventing drowning.

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The Journey of Hope cross-country cycling trek, raising money to help people with disabilities, arrives in Las Vegas today. (The Ability Experience)

LAS VEGAS --- When "frat boys" make the news, it isn't always in a good way. But this week, a team of cyclists from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity is to stop in Las Vegas as part of a cross-country trek to raise money for people with disabilities. Dozens of riders with the Journey of Hope started slig ...Read More

Mobile apps for people with asthma are especially helpful for kids and parents, but doctors say they aren't all as accurate as they could be. (Virginia Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A team of doctors has developed the first mobile 'app' designed to help children and teens with asthma that is supported by a peer-reviewed pilot study. That scientific backup is especially important because doctors say not all medical apps deliver what they promise. Dr. Davi ...Read More

For people suffering from mental health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help. (Pixabay)

DENVER - For people struggling with mental health issues, stigma is a major barrier to seeking help, according to a new Iowa State University report. The research measured how 370 college students responded when given the opportunity to learn more online about mental health services. Daniel Lann ...Read More

Men, women and children are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but there are a multitude of effective treatments available. (Kiran Foster/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 25 million people in the U.S. at any given time are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support and advocacy group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Tennesseans left with the illness from a traumatic event such as a crime, natural disa ...Read More

Online accessibility issues kept Eva Eason from updating her voter information by herself. (ACLU)

NEW YORK – New York's online voter-registration system doesn't work for people who are blind, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday. States are required by law to meet standards of accessibility and confidentiality for services such as online voter registration. Susan Dooha, executive direct ...Read More

Those who hurt Michiganders with developmental disabilities could face harsher penalties. (anitapeppers/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – There are new efforts in Michigan to crack down on those who hurt people with special needs. Rep. Frank Liberati, a Democrat, and Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican, have sponsored bills that would increase penalties for assaulting a person with a developmental disability. Jon ...Read More

Analysts say surprise medical bills from out-of-network doctors can sometimes turn a medical emergency into a financial catastrophe. (MinervaStudio/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Even though they may have health insurance, growing numbers of Texas consumers are getting unexpected bills from doctors not in the consumers' health care network. A public policy group told state legislators recently that consumers need more protection from surprise medical bills ...Read More

Parents losing HUSKY A coverage should schedule medical appointments before July 31. (Ilmicrofono Oggiono/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Thousands of low-income parents in Connecticut who will lose access to Medicaid in August need to start planning now. On August first lower income eligibility limits for HUSKY A, the state's Medicaid program, will take effect and about 18,000 low-income parents will lose their ins ...Read More

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