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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - WI: Health

The American Heart Association says more than 22% of deaths in Wisconsin are caused by heart disease. (imelenchon/Morguefile)

MILWAUKEE -- Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't guarantee you won't end up with a heart illness. A Wisconsin doctor, along with a heart attack survivor, is raising awareness about warning signs. February is American Heart Month, and experts say it's a good time to remind people about getting scree

In addition to the Midwest and East Coast, the rusty patched bumble bee was also common in many parts of Canada. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

MADISON, Wis. -- A certain kind of bumble bee that once thrived in the Midwest and along the East Coast is now endangered, and federal officials are moving forward with plans to reverse the population decline of the insect. The rusty patched bumble bee was added to the federal Endangered Species L

Fewer Wisconsin teens are smoking cigarettes than just five years ago, but the number who vape climbed from 7.9% in 2014 to more than 20% in 2018. (gsu.edu)

MADISON, Wis. – The latest push to discourage teen smoking has reached Wisconsin as lawmakers consider a bill that would raise the tobacco buying age from 18 to 21. Nearly 20 states have already adopted similar measures. The Wisconsin plan to boost the buying age received a committee heari

As Wisconsin's population ages, a task force and several pieces of legislation have been filed to help caregivers. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers's Caregiver task force explores ways to provide better wages and benefits to the state's caregivers. And two bills also would help caregivers get updated medical information about the people they care for as well as tax credits. Republican Sen. Patrick Testin

The American Heart Association and others are confirming that, yes, we learn better and think more clearly after a good night's sleep. (A.H.A)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – With school back in session, doctors are saying, “Well, your mom is right – time to turn the phone off and get to bed,” because you really do need a good night's sleep. Dr. Simone Fearon, a cardiologist with ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care, points to inform

The manufacture of PFAS chemicals has been phased out in the U.S., replaced with what are known as

MARINETTE, Wis. — The discovery of chemicals linked to cancer, hypertension and other health problems in groundwater has scientists and people living near Marinette calling for more testing. PFAS, often referred to as "forever chemicals," have been found in the groundwater near a Tyco Fire Pr

The Wisconsin Policy Forum is calling for more efforts to curb drug and alcohol abuse to stop recent trends impacting life expectancy in Wisconsin. (Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. — The life expectancy for people in Wisconsin has declined for a second straight year, according to a new report. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum compiled data from the state department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing increas

The American Heart Association recommends 75 minutes of vigorous activity, or 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity, per week. (Mabel Amber/Pixabay)

MADISON, Wis. - April is "Move More Month," challenging folks to make the kinds of small lifestyle changes that can have a big impact on their health. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, but also reports that nearly half of adults

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