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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: Smoking Prevention

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

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

During American Heart Month, Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. (FDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa – While February is a month dedicated to love, it's also a time to focus on other matters of the heart. It is American Heart Month, when Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Kassi Wessing, communications direct

PHOTO: It's already estimated that smoking kills nearly a half-million people in this country each year, including thousands in Iowa, but new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Tela Chhe/Flickr.

DES MONIES, Iowa - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,000 d

PHOTO: Today (Thursday) marks the 38th annual Great American Smokeout, as folks across the nation are urged to quit for the day and hopefully for good. CREDIT: Erich Ferdinand

DES MOINES, Iowa – Citizens across the state who are smokers are being urged to kick the habit today. This is the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout. Chuck Reed, senior consultant for communications strategy integration with American Cancer Society, says the goal is for people to give up

PHOTO: Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Photo by iStockphoto

DES MOINES, Iowa - Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Dr. Erin Lehman, a Des Moines obstetrician and gynecologist, says a healthy diet during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of a c

PHOTO: The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the country, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the nation, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates, especially for breast, colon and prostate cancer. In the last decade, however, the number of people seeking those screenings has

DES MOINES, Iowa - To better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is launching its Cancer Prevention Study-3, of men and women between ages 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Nationw

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