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    PNS Daily News - May 27, 20160 


    Donald Trump says he now has the delegates to lock up the GOP presidential nomination, a move is underway in Florida to give non-violent felons the right to vote, and as we begin the Memorial Day weekend, we look at one of the best place for America’s veterans to retire.

Public News Service - Health and Wellness

Integrating dental care at the same sites as people get medical care is one idea that could make Kentucky's Medicaid program work more efficiently. (Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A broad cross-section of people who are interested in how Kentucky will implement changes to its Medicaid program have spoken - and their ideas are now being made public. Nearly 130 stakeholders were brought together earlier this month by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Acc ...Read More

Experts say children and adults alike should know the basics of swimming. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Whether it's in Lake Michigan or at a neighborhood pool, summer means swim time for folks around the state. But no matter their level of swimming experience, all people need to use caution around water, safety experts say. Dr. Brad Uren, an emergency physician with the Uni ...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

Too many people drown every summer in Missouri lakes and rivers. Health officials are urging caution with the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend. (moparks.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Boating season is about to kick into high gear on waterways around the state, and officials are urging Missouri swimmers and boating enthusiasts to take the proper precautions to stay safe. Nearly 30 people in the state died of accidental drowning or submersion in 2014. Serge ...Read More

Of more than 80,000 chemicals sold, only about 200 have been tested for safety. (CGP Grey/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – A bill to significantly strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act should soon be law across the country. The 1976 law made it almost impossible to evaluate the safety and control the use of the more than 80,000 chemicals sold in the United States. In fact, the Environmental Pr ...Read More

Gov. Kate Brown holds a ceremonial signing today of House Bill 4017, which helps Oregon residents who are Pacific Islanders gain access to health care. (Pixabay)

SALEM, Ore. - Groups promoting equity in health care in the state are gathering today on the Capitol steps to recognize lawmakers who expanded care for Oregonians. The Oregon Health Equity Alliance is bringing together community leaders, lawmakers, and the governor to celebrate legislation passed ...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

In 2014, 20 Michiganders lost their lives as a result of a boating accident. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – This is National Safe Boating Week, and state officials are urging Michigan boating enthusiasts to take the proper precautions to ensure safety. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there were 107 boating accidents reported in 2014, resulting in 52 injuries and ...Read More

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