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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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The firearm suicide rate has increased by nearly 23% since 2005, compared with a 10% increase in firearm homicides. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research out of Ohio suggests increased access to mental health care is not the panacea to curb gun violence in the country. Motivated by the mass shooting epidemic, including an August shooting in Dayton where 10 people died in 32 seconds, researchers at The Ohio State

Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017. (JohnHain/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A simple conversation could save a life - that's just one of the messages mental-health organizations are hoping to drive home during National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs through Saturday. Ohio's suicide rate rose nearly 24% between 2008 and 2017, and Austin Lucas, pr

There are 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the United States. (Viacheslav lakobchuk/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's 1.5 million caregivers face daily challenges, and it's a role that's even more complicated for the families of military members. There are an estimated 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers in the U.S., and their loved ones often are suffering from battle-inflic

An estimated 27,000 professional social workers in Ohio assist those in need. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Those who provide comfort and protection for Ohioans in crisis say they need more support in their efforts. March is National Professional Social Work Month, and in Ohio there are more than 27,000 social workers providing assistance in schools, hospitals, mental health facil

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic

Teen dating violence can lead to depression, alcohol or drug abuse, negative body image and poor school performance. (baileymakaephotography/Twenty20)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Young love often eventually fades, but for some teens, it can turn violent. An estimated 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. suffer physical abuse from a dating partner each year. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and multiple groups are taking the o

Experts say the opioid crisis has evolved from addiction to prescription pain medication and now an increase in fentanyl and methamphetamine use. (rtdisoho/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Solving a problem takes understanding, and a new poll reveals insight on public opinion that could be beneficial in combating Ohio's opioid epidemic. Addiction is described by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a chronic disease, and 6-in-10 adults in the latest Ohio He

Overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids skyrocketed in the United States after 2014. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite the public awareness of the opioid epidemic, record numbers of Ohioans are dying from drug overdoses. State data shows unintentional drug overdoses rose nearly 33 percent from 2016 to 2017, claiming the lives of more than 4,000 people. Assistant professor of health p

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