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PNS Daily News - May 30, 2017 


We’re featuring several stories in today’s news including: Are Trump’s proposed SNAP cuts fake math? Hospital mergers are questioned around the U.S. And a native Alaskan tribe seeks help to protect sacred lands.

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Public News Service - IL: Health Issues

Younger Americans say they tend to check work email often while on vacation. (Sierra Neely)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and that means many people are planning or already taking vacations. Some advice: Turn off the electronics and leave work behind. A new survey from Accountemps finds 54 percent of workers said they typically check in

Attorneys are busy preparing a lawsuit that would require the State Illinois to ensure better medical care for people in prison. (ACLU)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Advocates for the nearly 50,000 people incarcerated in Illinois say they won't give up the fight to ensure those people receive good medical and dental care. A federal judge recently ruled that long standing problems must be addressed by improving the entire prison health

Obesity affects one in three Americans and causes a variety of illnesses. (nih.gov)

CHICAGO – More than one in three adults in the U.S. are considered to be obese, and a new study suggests those who are struggling to lose weight might benefit if their doctors stayed in touch with them about the importance of eating a healthy diet. In the study, one group of patients was giv

Attention is being drawn to a precious commodity to many across the globe: water. (bloodwater.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Wednesday is World Water Day, and Illinoisans are being asked to step up conservation to help people in this country and all over the world. According to the U.N, there are more than 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home. Although it's not

About 1 million people are living with Parkinson's disease in the United States. (Kelly Weinschreider)

CHICAGO – Actor Michael J. Fox has drawn attention to a disease that plagues about 1 million people in the U.S. – Parkinson's. It's a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that causes shaking, tremors and a loss of balance. Parkinson's disease affects about 1 in 100 people, and o

Parents are urged to take children to the dentist early in life to avoid problems later. (Virginia Carter)

CHICAGO – February is National Children's Dental Health Month and parents are being reminded of the importance of avoiding tooth decay because it can have long-term consequences for kids. Pediatric dentist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Mira Albert, say

A new report gives Illinois a 'D' grade for efforts to reduce lead in drinking water, although recent actions have been taken. (dmsschools.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In the wake of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., a new report says lead in schools' drinking water is a pervasive problem – and it gives Illinois a 'D' grade for policies to address the issue. The Environment America Research and Policy Center and the U.S. Public In

A campaign is under way to save Medicare for Illinois residents. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A campaign has been launched in Illinois to save Medicare. AARP is trying to rally state residents to write or call members of Congress to save the program that affects millions of people. AARP State Director Bob Gallo says a new voucher plan that's being discussed to rep

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