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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

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As the nation pauses to remember those who served and died defending the nation, a new report says the average officer veteran is only 47 and needs to find a good state for retirement. (Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, U.S. Air Force)

AUGUSTA, Maine - As the nation takes time to honor veterans on Memorial Day, a new survey points to Maine as one of the top 10 states in the nation as places for veterans to retire. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzales said their survey found that Maine ranks in the top three states for quality of life ...Read More

May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month, and Tennesseans are being reminded about the importance of proper skin protection before heading out into the sun. (LetIdeasCompete/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Roughly 2,000 Tennesseans will be diagnosed with melanoma this year, based on the most recent data from the Environmental Protection Agency. On Thursday, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention wants to remind folks about the importance of skin protection in the sun ...Read More

An analysis from Salem found an initiative heading to the November ballot to tax large corporations would add $3 billion to Oregon's budget. (Shaundd/Wikimedia Commons)

SALEM, Ore. - A proposal heading to the November ballot would raise taxes on the largest corporations in Oregon in order to fund education, health care and senior services in the state. That proposal, Initiative Petition 28, would add $3 billion a year to the state's budget, according to an analysi ...Read More

The economic value of family caregivers in Iowa approaches $4 billion. The CARE Act would provide education and support for caregivers when a family member is hospitalized. (AARP.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - About 317,000 Iowans are family caregivers looking after loved ones at home who can't care for themselves. According to AARP, the trend continues to grow as the lengths of stays in hospitals continue to decrease. Elaine Ryan, AARP vice president for state advocacy and strategy in ...Read More

Arkansas insurance companies offer seniors a discount if they take a driver's refresher course. (AARP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Cars, traffic rules and driving conditions change, so AARP is urging Americans to take a traffic refresher course, especially if they're older. Over the past two decades, Frank Gardner, a driver-safety coordinator and instructor for the AARP Smart Driver Program has taught more ...Read More

A program organized by the North Carolina Council of Churches offers grants to qualifying churches that offer health and wellness programs to their communities. (Justin/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and wellness resources, alongside spiritual guidance. And beginning next week, a statewide program allows qualifying churches to apply for mini-grants to provide health related services to their commu ...Read More

As part of National Stroke Awareness Month, health experts are urging South Dakotans to speak with their doctors about their risks, including high blood pressure. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and South Dakota health experts are urging people to be aware of the warning signs, and to take preventive measures. Having a stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., but researchers say it's oftentimes more disabling than ...Read More

New numbers show most Americans are worried they won't have enough money for retirement, but they also aren't saving enough. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Most American workers don't feel they have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to a new survey. In the latest Country Financial Security Index, about 80 percent of Americans have some fears about what their retirement years will look like. Among the top c ...Read More

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