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Archive: March 10, 2014

PHOTO: A survey from AARP Idaho found that risky behaviors online are common, although concerns about privacy are high. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - A survey that zeroed in on risky behaviors online found that about one third of Idahoans fall into the "high risk" category, and about half are "medium risk." Yet, at the same time, there's a high level of concern about privacy on the Internet. AARP Idaho released the survey. Commun ...Read More

PHOTO: Last-chance pets are finding forever homes with our nation's heroes, with the help of some match-making. Courtesy of

RICHMOND, Va. - Last-chance pets are finding forever homes with our nation's heroes, with the help of some match-making. A nonprofit organization, Pets for Patriots, works with U.S. military veterans in Virginia and several other states to help them find, afford and adopt last-chance dogs and cats f ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" affecting those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Type 2 diabetes affects almost 20 percent of veterans who use VA health care, compared to ...Read More

PHOTO: Meteorologist Jeff Last of the National Weather Service Green Bay office says the Great Lakes freeze-over will mean a cooler spring for Wisconsin. (NASA satellite image)

GREEN BAY, Wis. - As of this weekend, more than 90 percent of the surface of the Great Lakes was covered in ice, and that will affect the spring weather, according to meteorologist Jeff Last, National Weather Service, Green Bay. Such a freeze-over is rare, he said. "To have over 90 percent ice cove ...Read More

PHOTO: Severe weather is part of life in Missouri, but experts say when parents stay calm and reassure their children that they are prepared, kids are less likely to suffer from weather-related anxiety. Photo courtesy of

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Most Missouri youngsters have hidden under the covers in fear of a thunderstorm, but for some children, weather anxiety can turn into a crippling phobia on even the brightest, sunniest days. Experts say helping kids cope almost always comes down to helping their parents. Dr. Edw ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan's worst winter in more than a century has taken a physical and emotional toll on the state's residents, and doctors say while some will feel better as longer days and warmer temperatures hopefully set in, others could need to seek professional help. Photo courtesy of M. Shand.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The clocks have sprung forward and a small amount of snow has melted, so there are signs Michigan's hardest winter in more than 100 years will eventually yield to spring ... but if you're still not feeling a spring in your step, seasonal depression could be to blame. According t ...Read More

PHOTO: A statewide media blitz under way is focused on reducing traffic deaths at Nevada intersections. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada's Department of Transportation (DOT) is hoping a statewide media campaign will help reduce traffic deaths at intersections. Meg Ragonese, DOT public information officer, said the "Intersection Safety Campaign" includes billboards, television and radio public service announ ...Read More

PHOTO: The emerald ash borer leaves an emergence hole that's shaped like the letter

DES MOINES, Iowa - With winter starting to lessen its grip on Iowa and more people venturing outside, there's a reminder that all 99 counties are now under restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the emerald ash borer, an exotic insect which kills valuable ash trees. The quarantine was issued by ...Read More

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