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    PNS Daily News - August 4, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; reaction to the Obama administration’s clean energy plan; a church pastor in New Mexico pledges Sunday’s bombings won’t stop his church’s mission; and a controversy brewing over guns in parks in Tennessee.

Public News Service - North Dakota

PHOTO: While many are out and about across the state having fun in the sun, summertime isn't all sunshine for all North Dakotans. A small percentage of the population is impacted by summertime Seasonal Affective Disorder. Symptoms can include insomnia, reduced appetite and weight loss. Photo credit: Chris Gramly.

BISMARK, N.D. – While much is made of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and its impact on people over the state's long winters, a number of people also experience the problem in the summer. Experts say the long days of heat and humidity can trigger the condition in someone prone to the disor...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: Doctors are frustrated over the number of lawn-mower-related injuries to children, because they say these accidents are completely preventable with proper safety measures and common sense. Photo credit: Linda Kloosterhof.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Broken bones, amputations, and permanent disabilities are among the preventable injuries to children due to a dangerous mix of kids and lawn mowers. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dale Jarka with Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City says people need to teach children from th...Read More

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PHOTO: If you've spent much of this year trying to pay down your credit-card debt, you're not alone. According to a recent report, Americans paid off $35 billion in credit card debt in the first quarter of this year. Photo credit: Forca.

BISMARCK, N.D. – It's looking to be a better year financially for those in North Dakota and across the country as a recent analysis shows that Americans are making progress in paying down their credit card debt. According to the study by CardHub – a card comparison website – almo...Read More

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PHOTO: When a child complains of joint pain and stiffness, it could be more than just "growing pains." There are about 600 children in North Dakota who have juvenile arthritis, which is the term used for a variety of childhood autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Photo credit: David Amsler/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and while arthritis is most often associated with older adults, kids can also be affected. Juvenile arthritis is not a disease itself, but an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: With eight such heatstroke deaths in the U.S. already this year, a reminder to parents in North Dakota and nationwide to never leave children inside a vehicle unattended. Photo credit: CIA DE FOTO/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the Fourth of July holiday now in the books, it's straight ahead to North Dakota's hottest days of summer and that has parents being reminded of the dangers when it comes to children, vehicles and heatstroke. There are children who die every year after being left in the heat in...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: North Dakota has a new website and phone hotline (1-855-462-5465) for people to anonymously report suspected cases of abuse, exploitation and neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults. Photo credit: Xavi Talleda/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the population of North Dakota growing older, the state is taking more action to help better protect the also-growing number of elderly and vulnerable adults subject to possible abuse, neglect and exploitation. The North Dakota Department of Human Services today launches a ne...Read More

Public News Service - ND

PHOTO: People across North Dakota are being urged to use caution when celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks to avoid becoming among the thousands injured nationwide each year. Photo credit: Jeff Meyer/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, those North Dakotans who will be celebrating America's independence with fireworks are being reminded of the dangers to people and property. State Fire Marshal Raymond Lambert says while fireworks can be a fun way to mark the holiday, th...Read More

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PHOTO: Good news for the thousands of North Dakotans who rely on tax credits to help pay for their health-care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the legality of the subsidies with a 6-3 decision in the landmark case of King vs. Burwell. Photo credit: Jeff Kubina/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Saying that Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health-insurance markets, not destroy them, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the subsidies available to those in North Dakota and across the nation for plans available through the federal marketplaces. Among those appl...Read More

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