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    PNS Daily News - March 26, 20150 


    Today’s coast-to-coast news highlights several stories including: a GOP budget approved in the House; Oil-by-Rail safety legislation introduced in Congress; and animal cruelty uncovered at a poultry farm that supplies one of the biggest food-service distributors in the U.S.

Public News Service - South Dakota

PHOTO: Last week was National Poison Prevention Week. Experts say adults account for most poison-related deaths, mainly because of misuse or overuse of drugs or medications. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Infant or senior – it doesn't matter the age – poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. National Poison Prevention Week just wrapped up, with experts reminding people of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, a nurse specialist wit...Read More

Public News Service - SD

Photo: Avera is a Platinum level Fit-Friendly worksite. Photo by GDNS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Companies that do more than the basics to help ensure their employees are fit and healthy have caught the attention of the American Heart Association. Avera Heart Hospital is one local business being recognized by the Heart Association as a Platinum Level "Fit-Friendly Worksite...Read More

Public News Service - SD

Some Ohio organizations, restaurants and educational institutions are working to increase access to healthier foods and programs in an effort to end childhood obesity. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Accessing nutritious foods is a challenge for many South Dakota families and some experts say the problem contributes to the obesity epidemic. But businesses in the food industry and various organizations are stepping up to help make the healthy choice the easy choice. Drew Nan...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: The Legislature is considering a bill (SB168) that would direct the Governor to appoint eleven members to the task force, charged with looking at financial scams targeting senior citizens. Photo credit: premierco/pixabay.com

PIERRE, S.D. – A bill, setting up an elder abuse task force, proposed by South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson, is rapidly moving though the legislature. The bill (SB168) would direct the governor to appoint 11 members to the task force, charged with looking at financial ...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: A new report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator that factors in assistance programs, instead of the standard federal poverty measurement. And there's good news for South Dakota, with 27,000 fewer children in poverty. Photo credit: luckyluke01750/pixabay.com

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The measuring tool for poverty has been recalibrated, and the new calculation tells a success story for South Dakota. A report from The Annie E. Casey Foundation uses a U.S. Census Bureau calculator that factors in state and federal assistance programs, something the official f...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: It's already estimated smoking kills nearly a half-million people in the U.S. each year, including 1,200 in South Dakota. Now, new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Tela Chhe/Flickr.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,0...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: A woman's ability to manage stress is a major factor that affects her overall heart health. It's one message to heed for Heart Month in February. Photo courtesy of American Heart Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The emphasis will be on women and their heart health at the "Go Red for Women" luncheon, coming up this week in Sioux Falls. The event is part of February's "Heart Month" activities, and a fundraiser for research and education on heart disease. Women need to hear the important m...Read More

Public News Service - SD

PHOTO: The subprime auto financing market has seen strong growth over the past couple of years. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Similarities have been found in auto lending that look an awful lot like what happened in the mortgage market prior to the meltdown. Those trends are featured in a recent report from the Center for Responsible Lending. The center's senior vice president, Chris Kukla, ex...Read More

Public News Service - SD

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