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PHOTO: Today is World Stroke Day. Nicky Leto of Fall River, Wis., was just 23 years old when she had a stroke, and now that she's recovered, she helps the American Stroke Association of Wisconsin spread the word about the warning signs of stroke. Photo courtesy American Stroke Association - Wisconson.

FALL RIVER, Wis. - On a June morning three years ago, Nicky Leto of Fall River - who was 23 at the time - awoke with a bad headache and some numbness in her left side. She went to work not knowing that she was having a stroke. "I never really knew the signs of a stroke and I just continued with my ...Read More

PHOTO: Many people in Utah and across the nation don't know about premium subsidies that can cover a huge chunk of health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act, according to Jason Stevenson with the Utah Health Policy Project. Photo courtesy of the Utah Health Policy Project.

SALT LAKE CITY - As the next open-enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act launches on Nov. 15, many people in Utah and across the nation may not know about government subsidies that can cover the majority of the premium cost. "Over 60 to 70 percent of Americans have no idea that financial h ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds 84 people's lives were lost in domestic violence homicides in Illinois between July 2013 and June 2014. Photo credit: D. Harder/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new report highlights the deadly consequences of domestic violence in Illinois. According to the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 63 domestic-violence homicide incidents resulted in the deaths of 84 people between July 2013 and last June. Coalition executive dir ...Read More

PHOTO: During Domestic Violence Awarness Month, Indiana parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Romantic notes, hand holding and first kisses – young love is typically full of blissful moments. But that's not the case for all Indiana teenagers. Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of prevention initiatives for Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, says an estimated ...Read More

PHOTO: Months of heated debate are quickly coming to a close, as North Dakotans will vote next week on eight ballot measures in all, the first with a focus on abortion. Photo credit: Letta Page

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans will vote on eight measures when they head to the polls next week, and among the most contentious of them is the first. Measure 1 would amend the state constitution, as supporters say, to protect the laws on abortion that already are on the books. Among those pushi ...Read More

PHOTO: ROTC candidates from MSU and U-of-M will join ultra marathoner Michael Richmond for Alex's Great State Race, a tribute to Alex Powell and all students with disabilities who want to make their college dreams come true. Photo credit: J. Powell.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - It will be Spartan versus Wolverine when the state's two biggest rivals take to the football field on Saturday, but today, the two are teaming up in a first-of-its-kind challenge to support students with disabilities. Spartan super fan Alex Powell dreamt his whole life of att ...Read More

PHOTO: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as women across Iowa are reminded that early detection can save lives. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's estimated that the chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some time in her life is about one in eight, and women across Iowa are being reminded of the importance of screenings. Regular self exams or mammograms can help catch breast cancer early, bettering the odds of ...Read More

PHOTO: Across Tennessee, women are being reminded of the importance of early detection to improve breast cancer survival. Photo credit: williami5/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While October's observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month soon will come to a close, women across Tennessee are being reminded of the importance of early detection every day of the year. Linda Reddick, founder of the Memphis-based nonprofit Seeds 2 Life, said breast cancer cont ...Read More

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