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    PNS Daily News - May 29, 20150 

    Featured on our Friday rundown; former House Speaker Hastert charged with lying to the FBI about alleged hush money; a veto promised in North Carolina versus a marriage objections bill; thousands of New Yorkers get an Obamacare fix on artificial limbs; and Wyoming “ground zero” for federal sagebrush.

Public News Service - Health and Wellness

PHOTO: Solomom Wolde relies on two prosthetic limbs to be able to walk and says New York lawmakers need to act to help ensure mobility of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Credit: Mike Clifford

NEW YORK - None of us wants to ponder what life would be like if we lost a limb; but a new change in policy for the New York State of Health marketplace just made life more manageable for thousands. At issue was how often and how many prosthetic limbs could be replaced for New Yorkers who rely on w ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for Insure Tennessee are planning a road trip this summer, touring the state to educate citizens about the current health coverage gap after state lawmakers weren't able to pass Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan. Photo credit: wintersixfour/

NASHVILLE – This week, Tennessee Democrats called for a special legislative session to take a full vote on Insure Tennessee. And, since the state is passing up millions of federal dollars, the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) says it is organizing a statewide tour of informational meetings about ...Read More

PHOTO: A volunteer at a Share Our Selves food bank is part of the integrated care approach at many California community health centers. Photo courtesy of Share Our Selves.

Community Health Centers now are the primary point of care for more than 23 million Americans - with 1,000 clinics in California alone. Many centers are using an integrated care model that takes into account the person's life as a whole, not just their medical concerns. Some have taken a one-stop-s ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois lawmakers are considering a measure that would remove what some call discriminatory restrictions on abortion funding. Photo credit: Cult Gigolo/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is taking steps to repeal decades-old provisions in state law that deny abortion coverage for women on Medicaid and those covered by state employee health insurance. According to opponents of House Bill 4013, public money should not be used to support or promote electiv ...Read More

PHOTO: Saying such decisions should be made by a woman and her family in consultation with the best medical advice available, a number of Wisconsin women's groups are strongly opposed to proposed legislation that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.

MADISON, Wis. – State lawmakers are likely to propose legislation that would ban abortions in Wisconsin after the 20th week, and Gov. Scott Walker says that if such a bill passes, he'll sign it. A number of women's health advocacy groups are strongly opposed to such legislation, calling it i ...Read More

PHOTO: New parents in North Dakota may want to introduce their child to peanuts and other possible food allergens by age one, as research suggests it can help reduce the development of food allergies. Photo credit: miheco/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The food choices of some new parents across North Dakota and the nation are changing, as those meal decisions could impact whether their child develops a food allergy. For years health professionals suggested that parents withhold allergenic foods until one-year of age, but ...Read More

PHOTO: This shared office space for nonprofit groups in Kentucky is growing as it hits its one year anniversary. Those involved say it fosters collaboration. Photo courtesy the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a Louisville office building there's shared space where nonprofit groups can work together under one roof. The place has a catchy name: (c)space, a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501 c-three groups. Since the co-space concept was launched a year ago this month a half ...Read More

PHOTO: Summertime in Arizona can be a deadly season in backyard swimming pools and on lakes and rivers, but National Drowning Prevention Month each May stresses water safety. Photo credit: City of Phoenix.

PHOENIX - If statistics hold steady, up to 75 children and adults in Arizona will die this year as a result of drowning. Lori Schmidt, president with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, says the purpose of National Drowning Prevention Month held each May is to stress the importance of wat ...Read More

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