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PNS Daily Newscast - February 22, 2019 


North Carolina will hold a new election to fill the final disputed seat in the U.S. House. Also on our Friday rundown: Baltimore sues Monsanto and others for polluting city waterways. Plus, a public lands program moves towards permanent status.

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The nation's obesity problem keeps getting worse, but parents can help turn that around for the next generation. Two new studies find a rise in America's obesity rate. On top of the health risks, overweight kids can experience a life-long emotional impact. Wisconsin experts say the best defense i

Menomonee Falls, WI - It's not a traditional Father's Day gift, but it could be the most important "gift" in a man's lifetime. Health experts suggest nudging Dad to get screened for prostate cancer. Dr. Kevin Gee with Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls says 1-in-6 men will develop prost

This Mother's Day, health advocates say health care is the best gift a mom could ask for. There are over a 100,000 Wisconsin kids without health insurance, and Jon Peacock with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families says the governor's Badgercare Plus plan would make nearly all of them eli

Experts say stroke is 80 percent preventable, but getting people to adhere 100 percent to the agenda of a prevention plan is no easy task. May is Stroke Awareness Month, and University of Wisconsin Medical School neurologist Dr. Justin Sattin says lifestyle changes are always the hardest. “L

African Americans in Wisconsin are more likely to get cancer, and more likely to die from cancer when they get it. It's Minority Cancer Awareness Week, and Shauna Williams with the American Cancer Society of Wisconsin says lack of access to health care coverage is a big part of the problem. "Memb

Wisconsinites can prevent one of the most common forms of cancer, and it can be as simple as having some veggies with our brats. It's Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and in Wisconsin, the disease is the No. 3 leading form of cancer for men, and No. 2 for women. Beth Lunow with the American Cancer S

This week, Wisconsin hospitals are making a big effort to improve safety and reduce injuries, infections, and medication mix-ups. According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, about 15 million incidents of "medical harm" occur in U.S. hospitals each year -- and experts say patients can do

What's the best way to a woman's heart? Brand-new guidelines from the American Heart Association say women can keep their hearts healthier and live longer, simply by making good lifestyle choices. Dr. James Stein, preventive cardiology director at University of Wisconsin Health, says the latest re

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