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Archive: October 12, 2015

Simply taking a brisk walk every day can pay real dividends in keeping your heart healthy and your blood pressure and cholesterol in check. Credit: sborisov/

MILWAUKEE – Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Wisconsin with the brilliant colors of the changing leaves, but for many people the colder weather often means life becomes a lot less active. Dr. Joshua Liberman, a cardiologist at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee, says he se ...Read More

A study finds that Tennessee's Voluntary Pre-K program may be missing the mark when it comes to long-term impact on a child's success in school.  Credit: phaewilk/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Pre-K isn't producing positive impacts on academic achievement in later grades, according to a recently released study from Vanderbilt University. Researchers found that students who participated in state-funded pre-K benefited significantly at first, but by third grade th ...Read More

Paid family leave programs are linked to improved health outcomes for children and families. Credit: manuere/Morguefile<br /><br />

SEATTLE - The issue of paid family leave is coming into the forefront in Washington again. The state is among eight recently selected for a federal grant to research the benefits of implementing a paid family and medical leave program. The $247,000 grant will allow Washington to put the paid leave ...Read More

A new proposed rule would restore the rights of consumers in Nevada and the nation to file class-action legal actions if corporations such as telecom companies engage in activities that rip off consumers just a little bit at a time. Credit: Mike Clifford

LAS VEGAS - A measure is pending that should mean better protection for Nevadans when they sign up for monthly contracts on necessities such as mobile phones. Matthew Sharp, a Reno trial lawyer with the Nevada Justice Association, says the good news in the proposed change from the Consumer Financi ...Read More

A new poll, conducted after the killing of Cecil the lion in Africa, finds a majority of U.S. voters also oppose trophy hunting for bears in the United States in places such as Maine. Courtesy: HSUS

AUGUSTA, Maine – A new poll shows Americans are turning thumbs down on trophy hunting by a two-to-one margin. And the same poll also sends a clear message about trophy hunting in states such as Maine. Sixty-four percent of U.S. voters told a Humane Society of the United States poll that th ...Read More

It's estimated that around one of our every four pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Credit: Kladyk

BISMARCK, N.D. – October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and while it may not garner the publicity of other, similar annual events, the impact on families is widespread. It's estimated that around one-in-four pregnancies in the U.S. ends with a miscarriage. Cassie Skalicky, M ...Read More

Competitive grants worth $1 million are going out to 17 food shelves in Minnesota to start or expand their mobile programs. Courtesy: Hunger Solutions Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Some deliverance is coming for those Minnesotans who are struggling with both hunger and transportation as a first round of funding for mobile food shelves is being released. Lawmakers approved $2 million this past session, and the first $1 million in competitive grants has ...Read More

The spending bill working its way through Congress could erase modest gains in the fight against poverty, according to a new analysis. Credit: Bodnarchuk/iStockphoto.

DENVER – Poverty in Colorado dropped last year by a single percentage point, but nearly one in six children in the state still lives below the poverty line, according to a new analysis of U.S. census data by the equal pay women's advocacy group 9 to 5 Colorado. Bridget Kaminetsky, the group' ...Read More

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