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PNS Daily Newscast - April 19, 2018 


A contentious Farm Bill heads to U.S. House for debate. Also on our rundown: gaps cited in protections for small-business employees and nonprofit volunteers; plus some warning signs, that increased youth activism may not correspond to voter turnout.

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Public News Service - NH: Health Issues

Carrie Duran of Wolfeboro says she relies on Medicaid expansion to stay healthy so she can care for her children. (Carrie Duran)

CONCORD, N.H. – A House committee will hear testimony on a bill that would reauthorize New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion program. Rebecca Woitkowski, the early childhood policy coordinator for the advocacy organization New Futures Kids Count, says the expansion plays an integral role in the

Harm-reduction strategies such as safe injection spaces can reduce overdose deaths. (PhotoLizM/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – President Donald Trump is calling for tough law-enforcement measures to fight the opioid epidemic – measures drug policy reform advocates say simply don't work. Speaking at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on Monday, Trump called for the death penalty for m

New Hampshire leads the nation in overdose deaths per capita from the opioid known as fentanyl. (stubs.org)

CONCORD, N.H. — More than 142,000 Americans had so-called "despair deaths" in 2016 - meaning from drugs, alcohol or suicide. But prevention specialists continue making inroads with families and communities to spot the warning signs and offer resources. In New Hampshire, the National Alliance

In 2016 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses, a 21 percent increase over 2015. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and New Hampshire is near top of the list. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2016, a 21 percent increase over 2015. A

Melissa Hinebauch speaks in Concord on Thursday about her experiences protesting the tax-law changes making their way through Congress. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health-care advocates who traveled from New Hampshire to Washington, D.C., to protest the passage of the Senate tax changes were in Concord on Thursday, speaking out about their experiences. They say the 500-page bill guts Medicaid and Medicare to give massive tax breaks to cor

Depression, anxiety and self-harm can be early warning signs of a teen at risk of suicide. (TaniaVdB/Pixabay)

SEACOAST, N.H. – Two workshops offering training in teen suicide prevention are coming up next month in the Portsmouth area. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in New Hampshire, after accidental death. Exeter Hospital is funding the workshops as part of a four-year init

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

President Trump has said he values the power of being unpredictable, but critics say that's a bad formula for managing health coverage. (Gage Skidmore/wiki).

CONCORD, N.H. – Uncertainty in the health insurance market can hit New Hampshire consumers in the pocketbook, and that's why local advocates say they are on "sabotage" watch over declared efforts by President Donald Trump to "let Obamacare fail." Apparently still angry over the failure of Re

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