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Archive: November 2, 2016

Eating a colorful variety of veggies is heart-healthy and may help prevent heart disease. (UW Extension)

MADISON, Wis. - Heart disease and stroke are two of the biggest killers around, and today is National Eating Healthy Day, created by the American Heart Association to help people improve their cardiovascular health. Eating healthy foods, getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy b ...Read More

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Political pundits are talking of the possibility of a record voter turnout here in North Carolina, but a growing number of groups are encouraging citizens to take things one step further. Specifically, they're asking citizens to participate with their time and expertise by volunte ...Read More

Exelon has six nuclear generating stations in Illinois. (neis.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Much of the media focus in Illinois has been on baseball and the upcoming presidential election, but advocates for renewable energy in the state say residents need to know that later this month a nuclear bailout bill could be back in front of lawmakers. Last month, state Sen. Do ...Read More

Adding a little color to your diet is a great way to reduce your risk of having heart problems. (fda.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS - It may be hard to choose salad for lunch instead of a burger and fries, but health experts say your body will thank you if you do. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, and the second-leading cause of death in Minnesota. According to the America ...Read More

Most New York Gen Xers and Baby Boomers say they haven't planned a retirement budget, and aren't even sure they'll be able to retire.  (Alex_Koch/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - Gen Xers and Baby Boomers in New York are worried that they may never be able to retire, and that could influence their decisions at the polls next week. The most recent statewide survey found that New Yorkers ages 35 to 70 are having trouble making ends meet. Sixty percent fear they won ...Read More

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NEW YORK - A federal judge has called for strengthening protections against discriminatory surveillance by the New York City Police Department. The ruling comes in a lawsuit challenging the NYPD's warrantless surveillance of the Muslim community. Based on a report by the city's inspector general, t ...Read More

A Canadian supporter speaks to plaintiff Adolfo Garcia, right, about his lawsuit against a Nevada-based mining company. (Murray Bush/Flux Design)

RENO, Nev. - A mining company headquartered in Reno is in court this week, accused of negligence and battery in a lawsuit tied to violence at a silver mine it owns in Guatemala. Tahoe Resources is being sued by seven protesters who claim they were shot by mine security personnel at the Escobal mine ...Read More

This year's Premature Birth Report Card shows that for the first time in eight years, the U.S. preterm birth rate has increased. (March of Dimes)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas's premature birth rate is rising, dropping the state from a grade of C to a D on the March of Dimes' annual Premature Birth Report Card. In 2016, the group said, the state's premature birth rate increased to 10.8 percent from 10 percent the previous year. During the sam ...Read More

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