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PNS Daily Newscast - October 15, 2018 


Is the moral of integrity of the U.S. at stake in the apparent murder of a Washington Post journalist? Also on the Monday rundown: A pair of reports as we head toward the November midterm elections; plus, if you're enrolling in Medicare today, help is available.

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Public News Service - FL: Health Issues

A new law requires the Florida Department of Health to contract with a not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support and wellness services that are non-coercive and exclude religious content. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's abortion battle continues with pro-choice groups calling for the aggressive regulation of so-called crisis pregnancy centers. A new state law provides taxpayer dollars to the nearly 200 faith-based organizations that purport to offer counseling to pregnant women

Twenty-one percent of all meningitis cases occur in preteens, teens and young adults ages 11 to 24. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida kids get their back-to-school health checkups, a new statewide coalition is calling on parents and policymakers to support what it calls "science-based" immunization policies. Immunize Florida is a grassroots network of parents, health-care professionals and co

About half of the public continues to hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, according to a July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Affordable Care Act – or "Obamacare" – has managed to weather the storm despite ongoing attempts by President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor's landmark achievement. The latest attempt to chip away at the law includes an announcement by the Trump

Polls by Kaiser, Pew, Reuters, Politico and Gallup found that an overwhelming majority of Americans think that access to abortion  at least under certain circumstances  should not be outlawed. (Tracy Hahn/Twenty20)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Abortion rights advocates hold a news conference and demonstration in front of Florida's Supreme Court on Thursday to call on U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson to reject President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The groups argue tha

According to Earthjustice, approximately 10,000 to 20,000 pesticide poisonings occur every year among farmworkers. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Farmworkers are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to make pesticide safety training mandatory across the agricultural industry. The Obama administration updated pesticide training rules in 2015. To date, the information that would provide the dos-

Florida's medical marijuana program currently has 1,314 doctors registered to recommend medical marijuana as a treatment. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida's Medical Cannabis Registry reached a milestone recently with more than 100,000 patients signed up for treatment. Advocates of cannabis use say that number would've been four times as much if it weren't for state officials searching for ways to restrict use. Nearly

Direct primary care is similar to a monthly service to a gym or online monthly service, where patients pay a flat rate directly to the physician, with no insurance involvement. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As states look to make changes to health care affordability and accessibility, Florida lawmakers passed a new bill that can potentially make medical care more pay-friendly. House Bill 37 creates a more direct relationship between patient and physician, as doctors can sign

The Florida Senate debates SB 7026, established in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Trimmel Gomes)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As negotiations play out in the final week of the legislative session, the Florida Senate has adopted a last-minute amendment to its school safety bill designed to appease Gov. Rick Scott and other critics - but some Democrats and gun-control advocates remain opposed. Un

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