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PNS Daily Newscast - February 28 2020 


Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - IA: Health

The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council hopes their causes will not be ignored during the current legislative session. (Iowaddcouncil.org.)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa lawmakers have been in session for nearly two weeks, and advocates for people with disabilities hope they don't overlook their concerns as the legislative calendar moves forward. Expanding community-based care supports is one of the top priorities for advocates. Brooke Love

The latest CPR training kiosk was installed at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines this week. (AHA)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Since 2016, more than 30 CPR kiosks, which teach people more about the life-saving skill, have been set up in several U.S. cities. This week, the technology was brought to Iowa. The American Heart Association, in coordination with Mercy College of Health Sciences, unveil

The American Heart Association says people gain an extra three pounds on average each holiday season. (ncgwg.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The holiday season can be stressful for most people. But when you add cold weather, the risks for heart scares and other stress-induced illnesses become even greater. The American Heart Association has tips for Iowans to stay healthy in the coming days. Jolene Bopp, communi

Iowa will report water impairments on 622 river, lake and wetland segments to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its biennial water quality summary, a 2% increase over the 2016 report. (centraliowapaddlers.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A lawsuit over nutrient pollution in a portion of Iowa's Raccoon River will stretch into 2020 as arguments are heard by the Iowa Supreme Court. A district judge has rejected the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit, brought by two nonprofits – Iowa Citizens for Comm

Smoking only about one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke, according to the British Medical Journal. (kevsphotos/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa — More than 20 new cases of illness linked to vaping have been reported in Iowa in the past month, and experts warn e-cigarettes should be avoided until more research is done into their health impacts. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, 22% of Iowa 11th-grader

Soda consumption, a contributor to obesity and diabetes in the U.S., fell to a 31-year low in 2016, according to Beverage Digest. But sugars and refined starches still make up much of the American diet. (Free-photos/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 have multiple ideas about how to fix the nation's health-care system, but one cardiologist says they should also be addressing what's making people sick. Cardiologist and Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science a

Research increasingly shows that coronary heart disease and mental illness may actually be linked, and one might even cause the other. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – New research shows that mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, can lead to heart disease – a reason the American Heart Association of Iowa is working closely with employers to help create a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. Iowa psycholo

One in three Americans reports not taking a prescribed medication because of the cost. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Advocates for Americans 50 and older want Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year to stop the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs. Anthony Carroll, associate state director for advocacy for AARP Iowa, says he heard many disturbing accounts from senior

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