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PNS Daily Newscast - September 19, 2018 


Updates on Trump tariffs and his Supreme Court nominee. Also on the Wednesday rundown: New Hampshire in the news in a clean energy report; and doctors address the rise of AFib – a serious and sometimes invisible cardiac issue.

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Public News Service - IA: Senior Issues

Psychologists say volunteering can create a

DES MOINES, Iowa – Each year, 62 million Americans – 1 in 4 – volunteer in their communities, and Tuesday’s National Day of Service and Remembrance acknowledges what a difference those contributions make. The remembrance day began after the 9/11 terrorist attacks took the l

If you believe an older adult is in immediate danger of physical or financial abuse, the local police or 911 can be contacted for help. (stocksnap/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Older adults lose nearly $3 billion a year through financial abuse, and that's one reason Congress made prevention a national mission by passing the Elder Justice Act in 2010. The mission is being honored today with the 13th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Anthony

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

Iowa voters going to the polls without a valid ID on June 5 will be asked to sign a form swearing to their identity. (sos.iowa.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans age 50 and older are the largest single voting bloc, and with the state's primary elections just five weeks away, they're being reminded about a change in voting rules that will be introduced this year and implemented in 2019. The new law requires Iowa voters to bring a for

Every day, 317,000 Iowans provide care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones who need help. (khn.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – An Iowa Senate committee hears a bill Wednesday that would ensure family caregivers have training to perform some types of medical needs when their loved ones are discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation center. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would all

Iowa's small towns have fewer children as the U.S. population continues to gray. (visitiowa.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A study to determine why some small towns in Iowa wither and others thrive is under way at Iowa State University. For more than 30 years, most small Midwest communities have experienced shrinking populations, an exodus of younger people, job losses and fewer community serv

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