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PNS Daily News - April 25, 2017 


Today’s rundown includes a variety of topics including: the White House might consider a border wall compromise to avoid a government shutdown: Pennsylvania lawmakers consider denying the public access to police cam video; and a look at the important role DNA plays in our lives.

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Public News Service - MD: Health Issues

Maryland watchdog groups say health insurance affordability and accessibility would be compromised under the American Health Care Act proposed by U.S. House Republicans. (V. Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On the heels of a report by the Congressional Budget Office that estimates the American Health Care Act would mean 24 million people would lose their health insurance, opponents of the plan in Maryland say they're gearing up for what could be a long battle. Vincent DiMarco,

How much is too much when it comes to exposure to WiFi and digital devices? (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's a push in Maryland to set up safety guidelines relating to WiFi in schools and for daily use of computers, tablets and other technology. Here’s the question: Do the devices pose a health risk? Lawmakers are set to consider bills (HB 866, SB 1089) that would r

Thousands rallied in Annapolis last week as Maryland lawmakers began debating a fracking ban. (Citizen Shale)

BALTIMORE – One of this year's most contentious debates in Maryland centers around whether to ban hydraulic fracking. A moratorium on fracking is set to expire in October. Thirty-seven groups have signed a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan supporting legislation (SB740 and HB1325) to ban fracking i

Volunteers age 65 to 85 are needed for a first-of-its-kind Alzheimer's study. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A first-of-its-kind study of Alzheimer's disease is under way, and people who have shown little or no signs of it are being sought to participate. The idea is to use an antibody to clear out the protein called Amyloid that's associated with Alzheimer's to prevent or slow the

Parents are advised to limit the time children spend on cellphones because radiation could affect a developing brain. (nih.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Evidence is growing that cellphones may not be as safe as many people think they are. Earlier this year, a study by the National Toxicology Program found exposure to wireless radiation significantly increased the prevalence of highly malignant heart and brain cancers in rode

About 56 million Americans live with some type of disability, and voters guides are available by state featuring candidates' views on the issues that affect them. (cityofirvine.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A group advocating for rights for people with disabilities has spent the last year contacting all the candidates running for president, governor and U.S. Senate in the general election, asking them to fill out a survey explaining how they would address the issues that 56 milli

Judy Crane (Left) is being honored by AARP Maryland for helping other stroke survivors. She was nominated by her longtime friend and neighbor, Nancy Seiss.

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — At 47 years old, Judy Crane of Millersville was working from home when she experienced excruciating chest pain. She was diagnosed with ascending aortic dissection at the hospital. Four surgeries later, Crane had a stroke and ended up with paralysis and aphasia - a communi

A new study indicates that 9 out of 10 people who think they are allergic to penicillin aren't.

BALTIMORE - Most people who think they're allergic to penicillin are not. A new study by the University of Maryland has found one in 10 of those tested who thought they couldn't take what's been called the "Wonder Drug" can actually safely use it. Dr. Emily Heil, assistant professor of pharmacy pr

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