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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

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PHOTO: Making a stay in the hospital  or a visit  a better experience for patients and their families is the focus of a first-ever meeting today between some 50 Massachusetts hospitals and 160 members of Patient and Family Advisory Councils, or P-FACs. Members of the PFAC of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester are participating. Photo courtesy UMass Memorial

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Making a stay in the hospital – or a visit – a better experience for patients and their families is the focus of a first-ever meeting today among some 50 Massachusetts hospitals and 160 members of Patient and Family Advisory Councils, or PFACs. Many hospitals

PHOTO: Many struggling Americans face an impossible choice between paying for food or paying for energy.

BOSTON - Many struggling Americans face an impossible choice between paying for food or paying for energy, and some in Washington are considering making it harder, according to anti-hunger advocates. Through "Heat and Eat" policies, many states, including Massachusetts, coordinate SNAP (food stamps)

BOSTON - in the home of the first Thanksgiving, community groups and charities traditionally serve holiday dinners. But what about the rest of the year? According to the Gallup organization, nearly 15 percent of Massachusetts residents were unable to afford food they or their families needed during

Aline Travers and Denise Moran of HCFA providing information about health care options to small businesses and individuals at the BRAZIL EXPO USA in September. Courtesy: HCFA

BOSTON - In the wake of President Obama's re-election, the signature achievement of his first term is safe from threats of repeal. The Affordable Care Act, validated earlier this year by the Supreme Court, brings reform to the Bay State, which already is out in front of the nation, having passed its

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BOSTON - When conservative commentator Ann Coulter used the word "retard" to describe President Obama in the final days of the campaign, it sparked an angry response from people who consider that "hate speech." Ironically, Coulter may have done them a favor by helping spread word of a movement again

PHOTO: Tufts School of Medicine students in an Operation House Call classroom session this month. Courtesy OHC.

BOSTON - Medical students study a lot, but one thing frequently missing from their training is how to interact with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. A proven program to address that shortcoming, begun at Boston University School of Medicine, is expanding to other area s

PHOTO: All across the nation the rising health care costs is a challenge for many.

BOSTON - Happy Birthday, Medicare! On July 30, 1965, President Johnson signed into law the bill providing low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for America's seniors. You'd have to look hard to find a more ardent supporter of Medicare than 81-year-old John Bennett, a retired educator living

BOSTON - In a victory for the Obama administration's healthcare reform efforts, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most parts of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. In Massachusetts, which recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of its own groundbreaking healthcare reform, reaction came from all corn

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