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44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - IL: Health

Experts recommend that children have an established

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - It's "Give Kids a Smile Day," when dozens of dentists provide free teeth cleaning and oral health screenings to youngsters throughout Illinois. Dental disease is the most common chronic childhood illness, and one in five Illinois third-graders has untreated tooth decay. Preside

TV anchor kits cost as little as $5, and can prevent serious injury. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- With millions of Americans expected to tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday, safety experts have important advice for TV owners to help ensure any rumbling and tumbling stays on the field. If not anchored correctly, a TV can fall with a force of thousands of pounds, possibly i

Women are four times more likely than men to be diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder. (AdobeStock)

CHICAGO – The winter solstice is nearly upon us, and for hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans, the shorter days and falling temperatures can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. As a clinical psychologist who treats SAD, Sally Weinstein from the University of Illinois at C

In 2019, roughly 312,000 Illinoisans were enrolled in health care coverage through the federal marketplace. (AdobeStock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There's not much time left for Illinoisans to sign up for medical coverage from the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace for 2020. After Sunday, marketplace plans will not be available unless a person has a qualifying life event, such as getting married or los

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined 23 other governors in July calling on the Trump administration to preserve states' authority to set their own clean-car standards. (David Wilson/Flickr)

DEKALB, Ill. – The Environmental Protection Agency says it will revoke California's authority to set higher standards for tailpipe emissions than those of the federal government – a move that will affect other states' ability to set higher standards as well. The Trump administration sp

Is the promise of higher speeds worth the possible health risks of 5G wireless technology? <br />(mohammad hassen/Pixabay)

CHICAGO –Some Illinoisans are encouraging state leaders to put the brakes on the rollout of new 5G wireless technology. The Illinois House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and IT Committee held a hearing Thursday on the topic of technology and 5G in Illinois. 5G promises higher speeds, higher c

In the United States, 8% of children suffer from asthma. (Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The chaos of family life could be detrimental to health outcomes for children with severe asthma, new research shows. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the connection between parent and child depression, family functioning and child asthma man

Every two seconds, a person somewhere in the United States needs a blood transfusion. (Adobe Stock)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinoisans are being encouraged to join a global observance this week that celebrates a critical part of modern medicine. Every two seconds, a person in the United States needs blood, and World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to thank the unpaid donors who roll up their sleeve

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