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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - IA: Smoking Prevention

During American Heart Month, Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. (FDA.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa – While February is a month dedicated to love, it's also a time to focus on other matters of the heart. It is American Heart Month, when Iowans are encouraged to learn more about heart disease and make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Kassi Wessing, communications direct

PHOTO: It's already estimated that smoking kills nearly a half-million people in this country each year, including thousands in Iowa, but new research points to even more associated deaths. Photo credit: Tela Chhe/Flickr.

DES MONIES, Iowa - While many of the dangers of smoking have been well known for some time, new research shows the consequences may be larger and deadlier than previously thought. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there are 21 different causes of death attributed to smoking, with some 480,000 d

PHOTO: Today (Thursday) marks the 38th annual Great American Smokeout, as folks across the nation are urged to quit for the day and hopefully for good. CREDIT: Erich Ferdinand

DES MOINES, Iowa – Citizens across the state who are smokers are being urged to kick the habit today. This is the 38th Annual Great American Smokeout. Chuck Reed, senior consultant for communications strategy integration with American Cancer Society, says the goal is for people to give up

PHOTO: Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Photo by iStockphoto

DES MOINES, Iowa - Pregnancies in Iowa should conclude with a healthy mother and child, and experts say the way to avoid problem pregnancies involves a few simple steps. Dr. Erin Lehman, a Des Moines obstetrician and gynecologist, says a healthy diet during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of a c

PHOTO: The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the country, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The American Cancer Society, along with cancer experts across the nation, have promoted preventive cancer screenings as a way to cut cancer death rates, especially for breast, colon and prostate cancer. In the last decade, however, the number of people seeking those screenings has

DES MOINES, Iowa - To better understand the lifestyle, behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer, the American Cancer Society (ACS) is launching its Cancer Prevention Study-3, of men and women between ages 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. Nationw

DES MOINES, Iowa - Thirty-six years ago, the American Cancer Society began setting aside a day each year when smokers could try quitting the habit for just a single day. It has become one of the organization's most successful promotions. The Great American Smokeout originally was designed to show

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa House has voted to nearly abolish all spending for tobacco cessation and prevention programs in the state. The $7.3 million program either will have its funding restored this week by the Senate or will be mostly done away with. Peggy Huppert, director of government rela

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