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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - WI: Smoking Prevention

PHOTO: Kathy Staats

BROOKFIELD - Nearly 60 campuses of institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin have gone tobacco-free, and a summit meeting in Madison Oct. 30 may result in more campuses joining the ranks. The summit is free and open to student leaders and administrators at technical schools, colleges and universi

PHOTO: Mike Taake, Mauston Schools

MAUSTON, Wis. - Rural youth in Wisconsin are more likely to use tobacco and to start earlier than urban young people, partly because smoking is often more socially acceptable in rural areas. The American Lung Association has a program called NOT - Not On Tobacco - that helps young people kick the h

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - With the dawn of the New Year we get a chance to start fresh in a lot of things. A New Year's resolution to quit smoking could add years to your life and the lives of those around you, says Keri Schneider, manager of the American Lung Association Tobacco Control Program in Wiscons

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Lung cancer is responsible for nearly 30 percent of all cancer deaths in America, and November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The death toll is staggering. Each year, 4000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed in Wisconsin, and over 2800 Wisconsinites will die from the

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Deaths related to lung disease have now surpassed stroke as the third-leading cause of mortality in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), h

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Margaret Allen of Milwaukee says many women make a mistake by not putting their own health first. Allen is a Registered Dietitian who sees the tendency in women of all ages, to put the health and well-being of their husband, family and friends ahead of their own health needs. "I t

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - One of "Bambi's Bombers," former Brewers All-Star Larry Hisle, is going to bat for Christmas Seals this year as Wisconsin's campaign chairman for the American Lung Association. Hisle says Christmas Seals help fund research and improved treatments for the 35 million Americans with c

MADISON, Wis. - Thursday is the American Cancer Society's 35th annual Great American Smokeout, and experts say you can add up to eight years to your life by quitting. More than 36 million Americans still smoke daily and, according to American Cancer Society spokeswoman Allison Miller, most of them

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