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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2019 


Speaker Pelosi sends a message to Trump – No State of the Union in Congress while shutdown continues. Also on the Thursday rundown: federal employees in Michigan to rally against the shutdown. Plus a Green New Deal in New York raises the bar for clean energy.

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Public News Service - IA: Health Issues

The American Heart Association of Iowa is moving away from its traditional focus on heart disease, to instead encourage a vital lifestyle for overall improved health. (mabelamber/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – When it comes to taking care of their health, research shows Iowans have cut down on smoking and improved their diets, but many still don't get enough exercise to live the longest, healthiest lives. To encourage overall health improvement among the state's residents, the Ame

It's estimated that 65 percent of family caregivers in Iowa manage medical tasks and oversee medications for loved ones who are older or ill. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - An effort will be renewed next month to convince legislators that Iowa needs a law requiring that when patients get out of the hospital, their caregivers receive comprehensive information to help them at home. Supporters of the Iowa CARE Act are citing a new poll from AARP Iowa t

Studies show that people who struggle with depression during the winter months can sometimes improve their symptoms with frequent exposure to bright light or sunshine. (pawelkozera/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – The holiday season is ramping up, and while most people look forward to festivities with friends and family, for others this time of year can worsen stress, sadness and depression. Some people have increased anxiety due to travel obligations, or the expenses of gift-giving

More than 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are used on animals raised for food production. (Seeding Sovereignty.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa - The amount of antibiotics used to keep pigs from getting sick now rivals the amount consumed by humans - without evidence the pigs are getting healthier, according to a report released today. The Natural Resources Defense Council report is an in-depth look at antibiotics in the p

The adult obesity rate in Iowa is 32 percent, the nation's 13th highest, according to the 2017 State of Obesity report. (aarp.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – One out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past age 90, and the new director of Iowa's AARP wants to make sure seniors can make the most of it. Brad Anderson assumes the role this week, knowing the number of Iowans aged 65 and older is projected to grow from 16 per

More than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually. (Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Additional lives could be saved if more Americans knew how to perform CPR and use an automated external defibrillator, according to the American Heart Association. About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in someone's home, and Butch Gibbs from south centra

Untreated high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart, kidneys and other organs. (pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – High blood pressure poses a significant risk for stroke, but low blood pressure also causes problems – and that's why it's important to know your numbers. The American Heart Association says most people who've had a first stroke also had high blood pressure. For Tin

A lawsuit has been filed to stop Iowa's newest anti-abortion law from taking effect on July 1.  (plannedparenthoodaction.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Calling the Iowa "fetal heartbeat" abortion law "beyond extreme," three groups filed suit on Tuesday to stop its implementation. Planned Parenthood, its Iowa chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union Iowa branch said the law passed by Iowa legislators and signed by the

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