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Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

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Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Archive: March 23, 2016

Two South Dakota companies and the city of Sioux Falls are being honored for helping employees work out at the workplace. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - Two South Dakota companies and a city are being honored today for taking steps to become some of the healthiest workplaces in the state. The American Heart Association is designating Avera Health and Dakotacare as platinum level fit friendly workplaces, while the City of Sioux Falls ...Read More

Young people who focus on excelling at a single sport are more likely to have knee and hip injuries than those who participate in multiple sports, says a new WISL study. (SerrNovik/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. - Sport specialization is a hot topic in sports medicine right now, says David Bell, director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory on the UW-Madison campus, where a new study says young people who participate in only one sport are more prone to injury. Bell says more young athl ...Read More

The NRCS is working with private, non-commerical landowners in a 21,000-acre boundary of Washington and Oregon. (Gary Wilson/USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)

SEATTLE - The United States Department of Agriculture is offering assistance to woodland owners who want to improve the health of their forest lands. The USDA is working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service or NRCS to help landowners in western Washington and Oregon assess the health of ...Read More

Health-care advocates say Kentucky's transition to a single system to qualify people for Medicaid and other programs has led to long waits for help and enrollment problems. (Greg Stotelmyer)

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A "real mess." That's how one health-care advocate describes Kentucky's transition to a single system to determine eligibility for health insurance and other social services. People who depend on kynect – the state health-insurance exchange that was hailed as a model for the ...Read More

AARP Minnesota is looking for help in creating the state's first list of exceptional folks over age 50 who represent the best in the state's older population. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – You don't have to be young to blaze a trail or do something incredible – and to help prove it, advocates for older Minnesotans are looking to celebrate the accomplishments of those over age 50. AARP Minnesota this year is launching its 50 Over 50 list, and is looking ...Read More

Ohio averages more than a dozen tornadoes every year, according to the National Weather Service. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wind, rain, thunder and ,sometimes, even snow – Ohio is known for its volatile spring weather. And during Severe Weather Awareness Week, Ohioans are being encouraged to be prepared. Today, counties throughout the state are holding simultaneous tornado drills at 9:50 ...Read More

Researchers at the University of Illinois say green space is needed to keep people healthy, and it's especially true for kids. (Veronica Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – As the weather warms up and birds chirp and flowers bloom, don't forget to take some time to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. Research shows it can make you feel better, inside and out. Frances Kuo, director of the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the Universit ...Read More

A new survey indicates nurse staffing issues are impacting the quality of patient care in Michigan hospitals. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Hundreds of Michigan nurses say they are ready to fight for their patients' health. More than 300 registered nurses (RNs) and nursing students are expected at a rally at the Capitol today to call for a committee hearing on the Safe Patient Care Act. President of the Michigan ...Read More

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