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President Trump rattles the Middle East, saying the U.S. will recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights. Also on our Friday rundown: A judge blocks laws limiting the power of the new Wisconsin governor. Plus, momentum builds across party lines to abolish the death penalty.

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Public News Service - MN: Health Issues

May is "American Stroke Month," an effort to raise awareness about the nation's number three killer. Sueling Schardin with the American Heart Association in Minnesota says it impacts almost 11,000 state residents a year. But, there are ways to reduce risk. “The things you can do something ab

Flowers and candy are dandy, but many Minnesota mothers would like something more substantial for Mother's Day, according to Mary Jo George with the Minnesota Nurses Association. She reports that there are 70,000 kids here who don't have health insurance. “For kids to have a healthy start, t

One of the victims of the governor's veto of a $10 billion health bill this week was a provision designed to clean up Minnesota drinking water. Its author is State Rep. Ken Tschumper. “This bill would require the Department of Health to upgrade the drinking water standards on 10 commonly-det

Today the U.S. Senate scheduled a vote on a plan to legalize the import of prescription drugs from other countries, beginning with Canada. Amy McDonough with the Minnesota AARP believes it makes economic and health-sense. “This is something of great interest to seniors and older Minnesotans

Walk for your health. That's the message of a new campaign by the America Heart Association. Minnesota spokeswoman Heidi Guetzkow says the campaign asks employers to provide time for their workers to walk. She says it makes sense, both physically and economically. “As we increase employees'

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

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