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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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Public News Service - MN: Health Issues

A leading health group is launching a campaign against what it calls “bad fats.” Sueling Schardin with the American Heart Association in Minnesota says the “Face the Fats” drive is aimed at educating shoppers and improving health. She believes it needs to be on the front bur

The American Cancer Society has added magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to its recommendations regarding breast cancer. Minnesota spokeswoman Caryl Range says women considered at higher risk should consider the procedure. "The recommendation is that, in addition to the yearly mammogram, they also g

March is "Colon Cancer Awareness Month," and health experts say, while Minnesotans rank high nationally in screening for the disease, we could do better. Matt Flory is with the state American Cancer Society. "Two in three Minnesotans over 50 are getting screened for this disease. Unfortunately, th

Expect to see red today -- and a lot of it -- as Minnesotans participate in "National Wear Red Day." It's an effort to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading killer of women, and to promote prevention strategies, says Dr. Priscilla Hedberg, a cardiologist at St. Paul Heart Clinic and spok

New statistics from the American Cancer Society show a drop in cancer deaths in the United States, and in Minnesota. Matt Flory with the American Cancer Society in Minnesota says a new study records the second straight drop in reported deaths. "We're very encouraged because for the second time i

St. Paul, MN - Minnesota seniors have until the end of the year to sign up for prescription drugs through Medicare "Part D," or change their current plan with the program. John McCalley with the AARP of Minnesota says it's a good opportunity, but the clock is ticking. "They have an open enrollment

St. Paul, MN - Minnesotans visiting New York City will soon see some menu changes when they dine out on the town. The city's health board voted Tuesday to ban artery-clogging trans-fats at restaurants. In Minnesota, American Heart Association spokeswoman Sueling Schardin says the additives are linke

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