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PNS Daily Newscast - December 19, 2018 


A federal judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing after berating him in the courtroom. Also on Wednesday's rundown: The Trump asylum ban could go into effect at midnight; and North Carolina voters demand answers in an election-fraud case.

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Public News Service - SD: Health Issues

South Dakota's 86,000 caregivers are acknowledged during November's National Family Caregivers Month. (aarp.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On any given day, more than 44 million Americans take time out of their own lives to care for a family member, friend or neighbor; which is why November is designated Family Caregivers Awareness Month. In South Dakota, the contributions provided by more than 86,000 caregi

South Dakota's two metropolitan areas are separated by 350 miles, which leaves 80 percent of the state lacking trained medical personnel to handle sexual assault cases. (wmky.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota currently has only seven individuals who are certified to assist those who report a sexual assault, but a new training program has been launched to boost that number. Those who are certified have completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE, program.

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, the number of uninsured Americans has declined to 28.3 million from 48.6 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (cahealthadvocates.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As America's political divide sharpens, one issue most agree will be important at the ballot box next month is health care. In a CBS News poll conducted last month, 70 percent of Americans said they think health care is "very important," more so than any other top issue.

Rural residents across America rely on Medicaid to get health coverage, at the same time Medicaid helps rural hospitals keep their doors open and provide health care and jobs. (evolutionnews.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota is not one of 33 states that expanded its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, but a new report contends that if it had done so, more rural low-income residents would be covered by health insurance. The report from Georgetown University showed that states

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has 60 days to ban a pesticide used on crops because of its link to compromised infant brain development. (organicconsumers.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Midwest farmers and other users of the pesticide chlorpyrifos can continue applying the chemical to crops for the next two months, when the Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to ban its use. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last week that use

For heart-healthy barbecues this summer, add veggies and fruit to the grill instead of making traditional dishes like potato or macaroni salad. (pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer – and for most people, barbecue season. Whether you prefer your meat on the rare side or really well done, it's never a good idea to insist on charring the surface – because there's some evidence it can be bad f

A multidisciplinary team in Watertown is the first of five planned across South Dakota to provide outreach on the issues of child abuse and how to navigate the legal system. (Pixabay)

PIERRE, S.D. - Childhood trauma that includes emotional, physical or sexual abuse can cause huge life impacts, but these can be minimized through awareness events such as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, through the end of April. In South Dakota, agencies and law enforcement field about 16,00

Health professionals say 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is a minimum exercise goal for heart health. (eldercarealliance.org)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Exercise is the simplest way to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but only about half of South Dakotans get the recommended level of physical activity to keep those health risks at bay. The American Heart Association is hoping its "Move More" campaign this month will c

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