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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - MN: Health

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, people at greatest risk of contracting HIV/AIDS include intravenous drug users and men who have sex with other men. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has introduced aggressive new measures to end HIV and AIDS in the state. The Minnesota Department of Health reports about 300 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus are confirmed each year. That's well below rates in Southern states, where more than half of

Since 2005, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day by daily smokers has declined from about 17 cigarettes to 14. (Myriams-Fotos/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Smokers in Minnesota and worldwide are being encouraged to toss out their cigarettes today for "World No Tobacco Day." Taking a page from the "Meatless Mondays" playbook, this year the Johns Hopkins Institute for Global Tobacco Control has introduced "Quit and Stay Quit Mon

Two of the biggest predictors for adverse birth outcomes are inadequate prenatal care and lack of Medicaid coverage, according to a new report. (Herney/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A new report shows states that expanded their Medicaid program have reduced maternal deaths and infant mortality rates and overall improved positive birth outcomes. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families report shows that providing health coverage for wo

The death rate from stroke in the United States is more than one third higher in some communities of color than among the white population. (Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Heart Association is launching Minnesota's first blood pressure kiosk aimed specifically at health disparities for underserved communities. The kiosk will be at the Horizons Unlimited food shelf at the Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis for the next three y

Ashley Goette says she was within days of giving birth to her son when a 911 dispatcher had to coach her through the cardiopulmonary resuscitation that saved her husband's life. (Goette/AHA)

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Last fall, a 911 dispatcher talked a pregnant West Saint Paul woman through the CPR that saved her husband's life. Now Ashley Goette is backing what many are calling common-sense legislation to make that possible across Minnesota. The day before Goette was scheduled to gi

Unless the Minnesota Legislature acts, the health-care provider tax that funds the state's Health Care Access Fund will expire at the end of December. (McGhiever/Wikipedia)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two huge, nonpartisan health advocacy nonprofits are coming out in favor of making Minnesota's provider tax permanent to protect the state's popular Health Care Access Fund. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society are joining the state's hospitals in

Minnesota is currently the only state that does not license assisted-living facilities. (Sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota lawmakers consider new legislation to help prevent incidents of elder abuse, a new report uncovers the troubling scope of the problem. According to research released by Elder Voice Family Advocates, 128 substantiated cases of abuse and neglect have been reported at as

Advocates of equality in health care services are calling on the U.S. Congress to protect Medicare Part D from changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (aradvocates.org)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – From coast to coast, people who rely on Medicare Part D could be left without their medications if a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is adopted. Medicare Part D is a federal program that subsidizes prescription drug costs for 45 million seniors an

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