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PNS Daily News - May 24, 2017 


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Public News Service - AR: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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

PHOTO: Kathy Pillow-Price with the Arkansas Home Visiting Network says home visits return $7 to the state for every dollar invested, by helping struggling parents with one of the world's toughest jobs - raising kids.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Advocates for Arkansas families and children hope home visits can make a big, positive difference for the state. This summer, trained home visitors worked with nearly 10,000 families around the state, and Kathy Pillow-Price, director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network,

PHOTO: Molly B, a service dog from the Courthouse Dogs Foundation in Washington state, will be in Little Rock next week, and her visit might spark a program to bring her kin to Arkansas to help abused children going through the legal system. Courtesy of the Courthouse Dogs Foundation.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Organizers hope one thing to come out of a conference next week will be that service dogs will accompany Arkansas children who have to testify about abuse and neglect. Molly B won't be a keynote speaker at the MidSOUTH Training Academy's child abuse conference – mayb

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The timing might not have been intentional, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month – and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started it off with a major announcement. The agency will allow a form of women's emergency contraception, Plan B One-Step, to

PHOTO: Chris Newlin is executive director of the National Children's Advocacy Center. About 850 CACs around the U.S. handled 267,000 child abuse cases in 2012. Courtesy of National CAC.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Professionals in child abuse investigation and treatment are meeting this week in Huntsville, Alabama, including some from Arkansas. At the National Symposium on Child Abuse, they'll get the latest research on such topics as trauma-focused therapy, sex trafficking and online explo

PHOTO: Extreme weather is holding up the legislative debate on what Planned Parenthood calls

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas House of Representatives could vote today on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Meanwhile, Senate action on the latest version of a 12-week abortion ban will be delayed until next week since senators recessed because of the ice-storm warning. One o

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