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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


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

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Public News Service - TN: Women's Issues

Women who test positive for gestational diabetes must monitor their blood sugar during pregnancy, but experts say the risks don't stop there. (Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Diabetes Month starts this week, and more than 1 in 10 Tennesseans is diabetic. At 11 percent, the state has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While diabetes can affect people

Tennessee women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancerous conditions for these cancers are enrolled for treatment coverage through the state’s TennCare program. (Army Medicine)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 5,000 new cases of breast cancer were reported in Tennessee in 2017, according to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. Women whose breast cancer is detected in its early stages have a 93 percent survival rate, so screening is particularly important. Because o

Tennis star Serena Williams reportedly had problems getting doctors to take her medical issues seriously upon the birth of her child last year. (motivationforgood/Pixabay)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Black women are three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than white women. It's just one startling statistic that has prompted the creation of the nation's first "Black Maternal Health Week," which started on Wednesday. A group known as the Black Mamas Matt

Most human trafficking victims will encounter a medical professional, and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.,  sponsored legislation that would give medical professionals tools to identify people who are being exploited. (ACF OPA)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Human trafficking is a significant problem in Tennessee, with its size, number of interstate highways and relatively healthy economy. But it's not always easy to spot the warning signs when someone is a victim. This week, the U.S. House passed legislation sponsored by Tennes

The Joyful Heart Foundation released a PSA this month nationwide, working to raise awareness about the problem of untested rape kits in crime labs across the country. (Joyful Heart Foundation)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At last count, more than 9,000 rape kits sat on shelves in storage across Tennessee, but that number could be even higher. The state Comptroller's Office is recommending that lawmakers ask for an update on the status of processing the kits – at the same time that a n

Experts recommend a reduction in eating sweets and maintaining a healthy weight as ways to prevent diabetes. (Puno 3000/flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With most folks' diets a bit upside down this holiday season with parties and family dinners, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is reminding people about the importance of diabetes prevention. The Volunteer State has the fifth highest percentage of adults with diabe

Tennessee has made significant progress in preventing teenage pregnancies, but still has one of the highest teen birth rates in the country. (Janine/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee's teen birth rate has declined by 59 percent in less than 30 years, but that progress is in question after the Trump administration announced it is cutting funding for teen pregnancy-prevention programs across the country. The cuts will directly affect at least three pr

A bill introduced in the Tennessee Legislature could label children conceived via artificial insemination as

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LGBT advocates are joining parent advocates in expressing concerns over the consequences of HB 1406. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster, would repeal a 1977 state law that declared children born as a result of artificial insemination

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