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    PNS Daily News - July 31, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; the Clean Power Plan will save Americans some money on their electric bills, concludes a new report; a new program launching in New York seeks to identify and treat people with mental health issues living in low income areas; in California, several grocers face big fines for selling produce tainted with illegal pesticides.

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PHOTO: As heroin overdose deaths skyrocket in New York and across the country, one Long Island community is training public safety officers to save lives. Photo credit: earl53/morguefile.com

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – As the number of people dying from heroin overdose skyrockets, a town on Long Island is fighting back by training public safety officers to use a life-saving tool. The town of Hempstead is joining forces with South Nassau Communities Hospital to develop a program to train 3 ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicare celebrates 50 years of providing health care to millions of Americans, the Michigan Nurses Association is among those calling for an expansion of the program to all U.S. residents, not just those age 65 and older. Photo credit: drummerboy/morguefile.

DETROIT - It's a big birthday today as Medicare turns 50 and advocates say the best way to celebrate the milestone would be to expand the program to all Americans. Medicare provides health care to 55 million people age 65 and older, including nearly two million in Michigan. John Armelagos presiden ...Read More

PHOTO: A window of opportunity opens August 1 for high-needs school districts across the state to sign up for a program that offers universal free meals to all students in high-needs districts. Photo Credit: USDA

BOSTON - A big window of opportunity opens August 1 for high-needs school districts to sign up for a program that provides universal free meals to all students. Patrick Roach, chief financial officer with Springfield Public Schools, says they signed up for the Community Eligibility Provision last ...Read More

PHOTO: Attaining a post-secondary education often is a struggle for former foster youths who have to go it alone without the support of a family. The Ohio Reach program is connecting these young adults to financial aid, mentoring and other supports in their college journey. Photo credit: Mike Cogh/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's getting close to back-to-school time, and one group of college-bound Ohioans is getting a little extra help making higher education a reality. The Ohio Reach program is connecting former foster youth to financial aid, housing, mentoring and other supports in their college jour ...Read More

PHOTO: A new study shows that Medicaid, or Medi-Cal as it is known in California, has significantly benefited U.S. children since its inception in 1965. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

OAKLAND, Calif. – Medicaid, or Medi-Cal as it's known in California, turns 50 years old this week – and a new study shows it has improved the lives of millions since its inception. The Georgetown Center for Children and Families examined data on Americans who utilized Medicaid benefits ...Read More

GRAPHIC: As Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, many are praising its impact on Pennsylvania children and families. Research from several studies indicates that kids who receive Medicaid benefits have better health, and do better in school and employment throughout their lives. Graphic courtesy Center on Budget Policies and Priorities.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children in Pennsylvania and around the nation is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Nearly half of Pennsylvania's children receive services though the healthcare program, created pri ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicaid nears the half-century mark, a new report compiles research about its effects on West Virginia children. Photo courtesy National Institutes of Health.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Medicaid is 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Renate Pore, director of health care policy for West Virginians for Affordable Healthcare, says 60 percent of the pregnancy care and birt ...Read More

PHOTO: As Medicaid reaches the half-century mark this week, a new report compiles research about its effects on Virginia children. Photo courtesy National Institutes of Health.

RICHMOND, Va. – Medicaid turns 50 years old this week, and the impact it's had on the lives of children is being praised, both by advocates and academics. Two in seven Virginia children receive services though the healthcare program, which was created primarily for poor families and those wit ...Read More

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