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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 - Tennessee

PHOTO: A groundbreaking study identifies some treatable factors associated with chronic kidney disease in children, which could potentially prevent them from having to undergo costly and painful interventions such as dialysis and transplants. Photo credit: Natureworks/morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady of Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,...Read More

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PHOTO: Currently, pregnancy is not considered a life-changing event by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and therefore the agency does not waive the open enrollment period requirement for women under the Affordable Care Act. Photo credit:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - If a woman in Tennessee gets pregnant while not covered by insurance, she is not eligible to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act outside of the open-enrollment period. Pregnancy is not considered a life-changing event by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se...Read More

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PHOTO: As National Youth Violence Prevention Week continues, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates youth violence is the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 10 to 24 in Tennessee, and around the nation. Photo credit: Mconnors/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As National Youth Violence Prevention Week continues, health and education leaders in Tennessee say families, schools and communities each play a role in preventing violence before it occurs. According to the CDC, youth violence is the second-leading cause of death for people age...Read More

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Photo: Experts recommend using caution when it comes to what information you share online, in an effort to avoid cyberbullies. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cyber bullying can happen to anyone of any age, according to author Blair London, who heard some of her adult friends share stories of their experiences on social media. After researching, she realized they were not alone. She maintains the distance provided by online co...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds LGBT women in Tennessee and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care, and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Latest Census numbers show that more than 17 percent of Tennesseans live in poverty, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations, including the National Women'...Read More

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PHOTO: Experts recommend lots of water and a pain reliever to survive a post-St. Paddy's Day hangover. Photo credit:

UNION CITY, Tenn. - If yesterday's luck of the Irish is leaving you feeling green today, the best medicine can be found from your kitchen faucet. Water and hydration is everything, said Dr. John Hale, a family practitioner and incoming president of the Tennessee Medical Association. "The key is to...Read More

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PHOTO: It's 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.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Poisoning is the leading cause of injury death for all residents, according to the Tennessee Poison Center, killing more people than car accidents. This week is National Poison Prevention Week, and experts are reminding people of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and other groups are concerned that TVA's 2015 Integrated Resource Plan doesn't go far enough for consumers or the environment. They also fear safety risks at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. Photo credit: TVA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Two steps forward, one step back. That's the evaluation by clean-energy groups of the Tennessee Valley Authority's annual plan released this week on how the federal utility will generate electricity in the future. Groups such as the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Southern...Read More

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