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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

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Simply taking a brisk walk every day can pay real dividends in keeping your heart healthy and your blood pressure and cholesterol in check. Credit: sborisov/

MILWAUKEE – Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Wisconsin with the brilliant colors of the changing leaves, but for many people the colder weather often means life becomes a lot less active. Dr. Joshua Liberman, a cardiologist at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, says he se ...Read More

A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi ...Read More

Competitive grants worth $1 million are going out to 17 food shelves in Minnesota to start or expand their mobile programs. Courtesy: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Some deliverance is coming for those Minnesotans who are struggling with both hunger and transportation as a first round of funding for mobile food shelves is being released. Lawmakers approved $2 million this past session, and the first $1 million in competitive grants has ...Read More

He was played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movies, and now "Catch Me If You Can" scammer turned identity-theft expert Frank Abagnale says Granite Staters need to be careful about check writing and debit card use. Courtesy: J Bulen/AARP NH

LEBANON, N.H. - Frank Abagnale, FBI identity theft expert and former scammer portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "Catch Me If You Can," and now an AARP Fraud Watch Network Ambassador. A world-renowned former scammer turned identity-theft expert has some tips for Granite Staters on the best ...Read More

A New York adoption and family services nonprofit plans to launch its first domestic “Granny Program” in the United States. Credit: Crissy Pauley/

NEW YORK - Spence-Chapin, a New York City-based nonprofit, has operated its international "Granny Program," pairing volunteer, retired women with children in orphanages since 1998. The adoption and family-services agency describes it as an early intervention program intended to provide consistent ca ...Read More

Preventive care saves lives by detecting chronic diseases early. Credit: Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Almost half of Connecticut residents surveyed are not using the free preventive health care available under the Affordable Care Act. The survey, conducted by the Connecticut Health I Team, found that almost 90 percent of those responding have a primary care physician – ...Read More

Advocates say recording devices can help prevent abuse at nursing homes. Credit: Alvimann/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Family and friends of nursing home residents in Illinois soon will be able to have additional peace of mind in knowing that their loved ones are receiving adequate care. A new state law takes effect January 1 that allows residents at nursing homes to install surveillance camera ...Read More

Mary Bochanis first volunteered at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the 1940s. Credit: U.S. Army/

BALTIMORE - A 90-year-old who still volunteers her time and teenaged twins who created a service to help elderly neighbors are being honored today by AARP Maryland. Mary Bochanis, who has been helping care for wounded soldiers since World War II, is this year's recipient of AARP's statewide award f ...Read More

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