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PHOTO: It's a victory for Dave and Barb Kampa and for many of Minnesota's correctional employees, as a new law begins today, requiring ongoing affordable health care for those permanently disabled because of an assault on the job. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Association of Professional Employees.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's one of the rarest of feats -- a bill that wins unanimous approval in the Legislature. One that did officially takes effect today, providing some needed protection for many of Minnesota's correctional employees. The law requires ongoing affordable health care for those rendere ...Read More

PHOTO: If you're worried about the future of Social Security or Medicare when you go to vote in early November, AARP has a guide that may help you make up your mind about who to support. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FANCY FARM, Ky. - As this year's costly, pitched battle for the U.S. Senate heads into its stretch run, the state's leading seniors organization for Kentuckians age 50 and older has come out with something to help voters make up their minds. AARP Kentucky will debut its voters' guide on financial s ...Read More

PHOTO: Efforts to get more mothers to breastfeed their babies are paying off as 79 percent of moms in the U.S. begin nursing, and the health benefits for them and their babies are many. Photo credit: Mothering Touch/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Friday’s arrival of August on the calendar also marks the start of National Breastfeeding Month, and that has supporters touting the benefits of mother's milk, often called nature's perfect baby food. Marian Tompson, one of the founders of the La Leche League, says m ...Read More

PHOTO: While breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, too many Missouri kids still go without. There is hope that could change, with a successful federal program expanding to the state starting this fall. Photo credit: Infographe_Elle/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This fall, a new program available in Missouri will offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches for free to all students at qualifying schools – as long as administrators do their homework by the end of August. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility ...Read More

PHOTO: A recent study shows that hundreds of jobs are created and millions of dollars are added to Utah's economy each year by the 40 nonprofit community health clinics in the state. Photo courtesy of the Lake County, Ill., Health Department.

SALT LAKE CITY – Nonprofit community health centers add hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Utah's economy each year, according to a recent study. Alan Pruhs, executive director of the Association for Utah Community Health, says the economic impact study shows 40 clinics operating th ...Read More

PHOTO: A federal lawsuit charges the City of New York with failing to make sidewalks safe for New Yorkers with disabilities. Photo courtesy of CIDNY.

NEW YORK – It's being called a landmark civil rights lawsuit and it claims New York City is in violation of federal disability civil rights laws. It has been 24 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became the law of the land, and Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for In ...Read More

PHOTO: A chicken sandwich may seem like a healthy option when dining out, but an Indiana expert says many restaurant foods contain more fat and calories than you might think. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

INDIANAPOLIS – A meal consisting of a burger, french fries and a milkshake tops a list of the most calorie-laden meals served at restaurant chains nationwide. With 3,500 calories, the meal at Red Robin is among others featured in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's Xtreme Eating ...Read More

PHOTO: Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has killed millions of baby pigs in 30 states, but the Wisconsin State Veterinarian says PED has hit other pork-producing states much harder than Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of Univ. of Illinois)

MADISON, Wis. - Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has been hitting pork producers all across the nation for a little more than a year. Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw is on the federal committee which has developed a vaccine for PED, which he called a devastating virus. "It will kill nea ...Read More

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