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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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Public News Service - OR: HIV/AIDS Prevention

A program in Clatsop County that provides clean needles for drug users has given out 250,000 needles since it began in 2017. (opiateaddictiontreatment/Flickr)

ASTORIA, Ore. – Syringe exchange programs are opening up access to health care for some Oregonians. Exchanges provide clean needles to prevent the spread of disease, and a Clatsop County program that started in October 2017 has made a big impact. County Public Health Director Michael McNic

Health checkups aren't top-of-mind for most Oregon teens, but getting more young people to get regular screenings is a statewide goal of the Oregon Health Authority. Credit: Mary R. Vogt/Morguefile.
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MEDFORD, Ore. – One of Oregon's state health priorities is getting more teens the regular preventive care that will help establish healthy habits in adulthood. But adolescents are busy, and some have to be convinced that it's OK to talk with an adult about their concerns. As a group, teens ma

PORTLAND, Ore. - If you are an African-American, Native American or Latino in Oregon, you are more likely to go without health insurance – and are even more likely to die, years sooner – than white Oregonians. Non-whites are a growing voice for more fairness in health care. A new study s

Portland, OR – As Oregonians start the holiday shopping season this morning, a new study shows that it might be wise to consider some alternative gift ideas this year. The report shows as materialism in children increases, they also experience a decrease in self-esteem. Some experts say one w

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