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PHOTO: The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote 94 years ago this week. Now the anniversary of the amendment's signing marks Women's Equality Day nationwide. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Today marks the 94th anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Events are planned in cities across the state, including Charlotte and Raleigh, to commemorate the day. Women's groups are also using the anniversary as an opportunity to ta ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A simple change in lifestyle can make a big difference in a person's long-term health outlook. Getting people to make that change is one of the goals of the Eastern South Dakota Heart Walk, to be held Saturday in Sioux Falls. Chrissy Meyers, director of media relations for the A ...Read More

PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th ...Read More

PHOTO: A measure pending in Congress would provide an earnings credit to account for time lost on the job while taking care of children, seniors or a family member with a disability. Photo courtesy AARP.

CONCORD, N.H. - Women still do the majority of care-giving in the Granite State. Local advocates say time lost at work not only costs them wages but reduces future retirement income. A measure pending in Congress is hoping to rectify that by giving Social Security credit to those who lose time at ...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: A study by UW cancer researcher William Fahl has found a promising way to prevent hair loss for chemotherapy patients, which is headed for clinical trials. Photo courtesy UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. – A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study offers great hope for saving the hair follicles of patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new kind of vasoconstrictor – a drug that narrows blood vessels – could be the key. Hair loss, or alopecia, is one of the most drea ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Ohio lawmakers are proposing legislation to prohibit employers from excluding birth control from women's health insurance coverage. Photo credit: Bryan Calabro/wikimedia commons.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Legislation soon will be introduced in Ohio to prevent companies from interfering in their female employees' health-related decisions. State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, said the "Not My Boss' Business Act" is meant to counter the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision that allo ...Read More

YANKTON, S.D. – More women in South Dakota are becoming active in owning or managing farmland, and rural advocates say some basic information can help them find success and improve their land. The Center for Rural Affairs recently held a workshop to provide some tips. Traci Bruckner, a sen ...Read More

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