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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - WA: Mental Health

The holidays can be a stressful time but centering gratitude in one's life can help people mentally and physically. (amyjhumphries/Twenty20)

SEATTLE – What are you grateful for this holiday season? The answer could be good for your health. An array of studies shows expressing gratitude can reduce levels of stress and feelings of loneliness, which can in turn improve physical health by leading to more sleep and energy or even re

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect part of the world-renowned Olympic National Park. (Sean O'Neill/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Some U.S. military veterans want Congress to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a program that protects access to public lands and recreation that is set to expire at the end of September. The Vet Voice Foundation says the program helps keep

Gaming disorder is associated with other disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD.(superanton/Pixabay)

SEATTLE - A psychiatrist in the Evergreen State says it's important that the World Health Organization is recognizing online gaming addiction as a disorder, but more research is needed to fully understand and treat it. The American Psychiatric Association has yet to recognize gaming disorder, notin

Doctors suggest even men without any serious health conditions come in for routine health checkups. (RLTheis/Twenty20)

SEATTLE – There's a good chance Washington dads haven't been in for a routine doctor's checkup in a while. For Father's Day, medical professionals suggest dads get themselves a gift and go in for an exam, even if they don't have any pressing health issues. Doctor Scott Itano, a family medici

U.S. Navy jets known as Growlers are as loud as Seattle rush hour traffic. (Tomás Del Coro/Flickr)

ANACORTES, Wash. — One of the quietest places in the country is on the Olympic Peninsula, but its serene nature is under threat. Olympic National Park has become a refuge for people looking to get away from the noise pollution of cities. That includes Chuck Nelson, a veteran who moved from S

A 1996 federal law prohibits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using any of its funding to

SEATTLE – Kaiser Permanente is investing in a largely underfunded field of research: gun violence prevention. The health-care company is dedicating $2 million to research care delivery and how doctors can be involved in stopping firearms injury and death. Dr. David Grossman, a senior researc

The organization Neighborhoods Matter in Spokane, WA uses

SEATTLE — While people often think of school as a place to learn reading and math, schools also have another important function. Washington state school districts are recognizing the vital role of social-emotional learning - that is, supporting children's ability to build relationships, unde

An app in development at the University of Washington could be an inexpensive way to more accurately diagnose concussions in youth sports. (C Watts/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Football season is here again and, while the National Football League and college football sometimes are seen as punting on the issue, concussions are a big deal. But it isn't always easy to know when an athlete has a concussion. Researchers at the University of Washington have d

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