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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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Nine years after a stroke that left her unable to walk, Courtney Wilkins still is making progress. (American Heart Association)

SEATTLE – The effects of a stroke are different for everyone, and that's why medical professionals say it's crucial to tailor rehabilitation to each individual. Seattle resident Courtney Wilkins in 2010 suffered a stroke in her brain stem at age 30. Afterwards, she couldn't walk, use her rig

Health experts want educators and school staff to consider self-care practices to reduce stress from their demanding work. (Kaiser Permanente)

SEATTLE – Students are back in school and, while much of the education focus is on children, staff members also are back at work – and they're feeling the stress of the job. According to a Gallup poll, 46% of teachers feel high daily stress, which ties them with nurses for the most in

The annual cost of the name-brand cancer-treating drug REVLIMID rose roughly $100,000 between 2012 and 2017. (Burlingham/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — New research shows the rising cost of prescription drugs is harming the Washingtonians who need them most. The average annual cost of prescription drugs grew 57% between 2012 and 2017, according to data compiled by AARP Washington. Over that same period, annual incomes in the state

Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. (rawpixel/Pixabay)

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new study finds treating high blood pressure could slow the brain's decline as people age. Columbia University researchers analyzed data from 11,000 adults in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. They found patients ages 55 and older with blood pressure abov

A new Meds-First Initiative to treat opioid addiction will set up clinics in North Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Walla Walla. (goodluz/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE — Four sites in Washington are piloting an underutilized but proven approach to treating opioid addiction. The Meds-First Initiative will rely on medication-assisted treatment clinics to administer prescription drugs like buprenorphine, which blocks opioid cravings and has been shown

Members of the military aren't able to sue in cases of medical negligence because of a 1950 U.S. Supreme Court decision. (U.S. State Department/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Congress's defense spending package could provide military service members and their families more legal protections. The House-passed version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes provisions that ban forced arbitration clauses so service members can take consumer and

Clinics in schools that can address both physical and mental-health issues can lower absenteeism and improve student outcomes. (Leonid/Adobe Stock)

SEATTLE - Some Washington state students going back to school this year will have more than a school nurse as a health resource. School-based health centers provide a variety of care, including mental-health therapy, physical exams and even dental care. The clinics already are prominent in King Cou

Nearly three-quarters of western Washington municipalities are making progress toward controlling polluting stormwater runoff. (Seattle.gov)

SEATTLE – After years of work, cities in Washington are doing more to protect Puget Sound from its biggest source of pollution: stormwater runoff. A report from the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and Washington Environmental Council helped motivate them. In 2017, the groups released their prog

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