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PNS Daily Newscast - October 16, 2018 


President Trump tours hurricane damage parts of Florida: Also on the Tuesday rundown: we examine the question, is the U.S. spending too much to guard confederate cemeteries; plus the spotlight is on mental wellness during National Children’s Health Month.

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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

In his State of the State address, Governor Doyle laid out his top priorities for the year, and children's issues topped the list. He made a big push for his Badger Care Plus plan, which would expand Medicaid coverage to more children and families. Charity Eleson with the Wisconsin Council on Chil

The latest stats are in, and there's some good news: Wisconsinites are now less likely to die from cancer. The American Cancer Society studied the state's latest cancer data, and spokesperson Beth Lunow says a combination of better lifestyle choices, new treatment techniques, and early detection

Madison, WI - This year, Wisconsinites can give a gift that is both heart-warming, and heart-saving. The American Heart Association is offering a home cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training kit for the holidays, complete with a practice dummy and instructional DVD. Susan Olson is a CPR traine

Madison, WI - A deadline is looming on low-cost prescription drugs for seniors and people with disabilities. The Medicare "Part D" open enrollment period runs until the end of the year, and eligible Wisconsinites are being encouraged to sign up or make any changes in their current coverage as soon a

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