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PNS Daily Newscast - December 11, 2017 


Families across the nation are still waiting for children's health insurance funding; also on our nationwide rundown, Aztec High School in New Mexico remains closed following a deadly shooting; plus a look at how politics figure into most companies' marketing strategies.

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Public News Service - IL: Smoking Prevention

The number of children in Illinois using and becoming sick from e-cigarettes is on the rise. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More young children in Illinois are being poisoned by electronic cigarettes, according to the Illinois Poison Center. Last year, the Center received more than 80 calls related to children under age six who were exposed to the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Danny

As heroin use continues to rise in Illinois, a private substance abuse network is opening one of the first so-called sober dorms in the Midwest. (iStockphoto)

CHICAGO - A sober-living residence program for college-age adults is expanding in Illinois. The so-called sober dorm is slated to open in early July on Chicago's north side. The privately-funded recovery home will be run by the Rosecrance Health Network. This comes on the heels of a Roosevelt Univ

Medicaid is celebrating a golden anniversary. Credit: Alex Prolmos/Flickr<br /><br />

CHICAGO – Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, kids who receive Medicaid benefits grow int

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois lawmakers have less than two weeks in this session to do something about approximately $8 billion in overdue bills. The Democrats and Governor Pat Quinn have proposed a dollar-a-pack hike in the cigarette tax to offset painful cuts. The idea seems to be picking up steam.

MAYWOOD, Ill. - People in Illinois and around the nation are taking much better care of themselves these days, and it's paying off. According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, by smoking less and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, Americans over the past 20 years h

CHICAGO - One state has already banned e-cigarettes, the battery-powered tobacco-free smoking tubes. This week, two distributors of the products challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in federal court for confiscating product shipments from China; the FDA says they are dangerous. The tube

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