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PHOTO: Gwyneth Paltrow is involved again in this year's nationally-televised fundraiser for cancer research, which will air this Friday. Paltrow's father lost his life to cancer. Wisconsin is one of the national leaders in organizing watch parties for the telethon. Photo courtesy of Stand Up to Cancer.

MILWAUKEE - A national fundraiser to raise money to fight cancer will be telecast on dozens of broadcast and cable TV networks Friday, and three viewing parties are being set up to watch the broadcast in Wisconsin. Jill Haupt is a volunteer on the state leadership board of the American Cancer Socie ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage, moving, having a child and other life-changing events may make thousands of Arizonans eligible for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act outside of the open-enrollment period. Photo credit: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger.

PHOENIX - Nearly 60,000 uninsured Arizonans may be eligible for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act during a special enrollment period. That's according to a report from Enroll America, the nation's largest health-care enrollment coalition. Allen Gjersvig, director of healthcare innovati ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's office reports the pieces are now being put in place for a comprehensive review of aging services in state government. Photo credit: Carlton Browne/Flickr.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One thing nearly all Tennesseans can agree on is they want good health and independence as they age, and efforts are underway in the state to make sure those opportunities exist today and into the future. The Governor's Task Force on Aging has already recommended a number of step ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report outlines Montana's high traffic-crash death rate and recommends a primary seat-belt law to save lives. Credit: Microsoft Images

MISSOULA, Mont. - Montana has one of the highest traffic-crash death rates in the nation. A new report from Montana KIDS COUNT details the reason it happens is because too many people do not wearing seat belts and there are delays in getting expert medical treatment in rural areas. Thale Dillon, d ...Read More

PHOTO: UNC research found that proximity to care impacts publicly insured patient's ability to continue cancer treatment. Photo courtesy National Cancer Institute

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The quality of cancer care you receive in North Carolina could depend on where you live. That's the conclusion of two studies recently published in the North Carolina Medical Journal. Stephanie Wheeler, assistant professor in health policy and management at the Gillings School o ...Read More

IMAGE: Several groups are asking Ohio's governor to reverse a decision to not extend a work requirement waiver for SNAP benefits to all counties. Graphic courtesy of USDA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is being asked to reverse course on a decision that has cost thousands of Ohioans federally-funded food aid. Because of the recession, from 2007 to 2013, Ohio requested a statewide federal waiver of work requirements for childless adults without a job in need o ...Read More

PHOTO: Missourians are urged to brush up on the importance of oral health care this month, as the state has declared August as the state's first Oral Health Care Awareness Month. Photo credit: cohdra/morguefile.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When many Missourians think of August, they think of heat and humidity, but health advocates hope the month soon will come to be associated with toothbrushes and dental floss. For the first time, the Missouri Legislature officially recognized August as Oral Health Awareness Mo ...Read More

PHOTO: As Minnesota children head back to school, eye doctors are reminding parents to get their kids in for an eye exam to head off vision problems at the beginning of the school year. Photo credit: D.C.Atty/Flickr.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - With the start of the new school year, parents across the state are being reminded the health of their children's eyes is critical to their educational success. Dr. Mary Gregory is an optometrist in Monticello, and chair of the Minnesota Optometric Association's Children's Visi ...Read More

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