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    PNS Daily News - September 1, 20150 


    A variety of issues on our rundown including; The Supreme Court tells a Kentucky Court Clerk she can’t refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples; a new report looks at religious exemption bills and discrimination; a rally on the West Coast today to combat wage theft; and unmasking the face of hunger in the Midwest.

Public News Service - Arkansas

Contact lens wearers break basic health rules often, putting their eyesight at risk, according to the CDC. Credit: pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Contact lens wearers, take note - you're probably doing something wrong that puts your eyesight at risk. The information is being highlighted for Contact Lens Health Week. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Jennifer Cope, a medical epidemiologist, authored ...Read More

Public News Service - AR

Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that when children are covered by Medicaid, it brings them benefits for life. Credit: atleta/Pixabay.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Medicaid turns 50 this week, and a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that when children are covered by Medicaid, it brings them benefits for life. In Arkansas, slightly more than half of people using Medicaid are children. The repor...Read More

Public News Service - AR

A new law is on the books to help Arkansas caregivers and recent hospital patients ease transitions from medical facility care to home care. Credit: Susan Chiang/iStock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A new law is on the books to help Arkansas caregivers and recent hospital patients ease transitions from medical facility care to home care. The Arkansas Lay Caregiver Act (Act 1013) allows patients to officially designate a caregiver who will then be included and briefed...Read More

Public News Service - AR

Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The information verifies concerns voiced by Arkansas law enforcement earlier this year. Credit: CDC

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The information verifies concerns voiced by Arkansas law enforcement earlier this year. The reasons behind the rise a...Read More

Public News Service - AR

So-called "romance scammers" robbed people of at least $81 million in 2013, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Credit: AARP.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – First they steal your heart, then your wallet. So-called romance scammers robbed people of at least $81 million in 2013, according to the AARP Fraud Watch Network. A campaign starts today to educate seniors using the sites about how to protect themselves, and pressure d...Read More

Public News Service - AR

Sandy Simmons of Baptist Health Medical Center presented Frank Gardner with a plaque in recognition of his 16 years of partnership with them in teaching AARP Driver Safety. AARP Arkansas is highlighting Memorial Day Weekend as a good time to consider taking a safety course. Credit: AARP Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Road-trip season officially gets under way this Memorial Day weekend. Summer travel planning is a good time to also brush up on safety tips, and AARP Arkansas offers driver-safety courses. Bob Rogers, AARP Arkansas Driver Safety coordinator, made it clear that there is no judgme...Read More

Public News Service - AR

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions. Credit: iStock.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes...Read More

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 "What’s Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Credit: skitterphoto.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Connect the dots to prevent child abuse and neglect. "What's Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, where Arkansans are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families and consider those actions as "dots." B...Read More

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