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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

2020Talks - July 3, 2020 


Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - MD: Disabilities

Fewer than 40% of U.S. workers have short-term paid leave, according to a poll by Opinion Works. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – America is facing a caregiving crisis with more than 40 million people providing uncompensated care for relatives every year. As we enter the holiday season, a stressful time for caregivers, family advocates in Maryland are pushing state legislators to pass a paid-leave bill t

About 56 million Americans live with some type of disability, and voters guides are available by state featuring candidates' views on the issues that affect them. (cityofirvine.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A group advocating for rights for people with disabilities has spent the last year contacting all the candidates running for president, governor and U.S. Senate in the general election, asking them to fill out a survey explaining how they would address the issues that 56 milli

Judy Crane (Left) is being honored by AARP Maryland for helping other stroke survivors. She was nominated by her longtime friend and neighbor, Nancy Seiss.

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — At 47 years old, Judy Crane of Millersville was working from home when she experienced excruciating chest pain. She was diagnosed with ascending aortic dissection at the hospital. Four surgeries later, Crane had a stroke and ended up with paralysis and aphasia - a communi

One in five Americans is living with a mental health condition but less than half are seeking help. (dva.gov.au)

BALTIMORE – One in five adults lives with a mental health condition, and only 4 in 10 actually received services in the past year. Advocates hope that last week's passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 2646 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016) will help with tho

Hip, knee and back pain can set in by overdoing it, or also by not getting enough exercise. (Kevin Patrick Allen)

BALTIMORE, Md. - It may sound like a joke or an insult, but Dormant Butt Syndrome is a real issue and affects millions of Americans. It's a weakness of the gluteal muscles that can be caused by repetitive motions, or by sitting still for too long. Wexner Medical Center physical therapist Chris K

Veterans suffering from PTSD are finding healing through yoga instead of relying solely on prescription drugs and psychotherapy. (Warriors at Ease)

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Flashbacks, nightmares, anger, night sweats and anxiety are adverse reactions some military veterans experience after combat. The Department of Veterans Affairs says up to 20 percent of the 2.3 million U.S. veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from

As part of National Heart Month there's a push to get more people to learn Hands Only CPR. (Shad Bolling)

BALTIMORE - Valentine's Day focuses on the heart and cardiologists say it's a good time to think about taking care of that important organ. It's National Heart Month and cardiologist Dr. Lorrel Brown says if everyone would learn how to do Hands Only CPR a lot of lives would be saved. She says

PHOTO: AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg says caregivers need more support, such as paid sick days and flexibility for expanded time off to help care for aging relatives. Photo courtesy AARP Maryland

BALTIMORE - People like choices, but they're not always getting them when it comes to long-term care in Maryland. An AARP scorecard on care options and performance ranks all the states, and overall, Maryland ranks 23rd. AARP Maryland State Director Hank Greenberg said one challenge is changing stat

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