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PNS Daily News - May 22, 2017 


Today’s news highlights several issues: a new era in U.S. – Arab relations? The Catholic church commits to major fossil fuel divestment before G-7 meetings. And some farmers are accused of using immigration threats to discourage legal claims.

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Family gatherings and holiday parties could quickly go downhill this year, as emotions continue to run high post-election. (woodvillage.or.us)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – "We respectfully agree to disagree" may be the mantra heard at office parties, family events and faith-based celebrations across the country this season, since emotions remain highly-charged for a lot of people after the presidential election. With weeks of holiday gatherings

One in five Americans is living with a mental health condition but less than half are seeking help. (dva.gov.au)

BALTIMORE – One in five adults lives with a mental health condition, and only 4 in 10 actually received services in the past year. Advocates hope that last week's passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 2646 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016) will help with tho

About 6.4 million children from ages 2 to 5 are being treated for ADHD symptoms, and a new report by the CDC says three-quarters of them are taking medication. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs, and is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. The CDC's principal deputy director, D

Children who grow up with a parent in prison deal with a variety of issues, including poverty and emotional trauma. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE - There are 82,000 children in Maryland with either a mom or dad who are, or have been, in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says these kids often are dealing with poverty, homelessness and emotional trauma. The report has recommendations to state and local po

Veterans suffering from PTSD are finding healing through yoga instead of relying solely on prescription drugs and psychotherapy. (Warriors at Ease)

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Flashbacks, nightmares, anger, night sweats and anxiety are adverse reactions some military veterans experience after combat. The Department of Veterans Affairs says up to 20 percent of the 2.3 million U.S. veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from

AARP leader Rawle Andrews Jr. has been honored for working to provide services for the half-million veterans who call Maryland home. (AARP)

BALTIMORE - Maryland has almost half a million veterans, and a large number of military personnel and national guardsmen, with many of them at or near retirement age. A man who has worked to make life easier for them has been honored by the National Association for Black Veterans. Rawle Andrews

Maryland is one of four states selected to pilot an anti-dating violence program for students ages 11 to 14. (Veronica Carter)

BALTIMORE – Baltimore is one of four cities around the country where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting a study. The goal is to see how to get the message across to teens that no relationship is worth getting hurt. It's Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Pre

 Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Credit: CDC.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Heroin use and abuse in the U.S. is rising among most age groups and income levels, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Usage has risen the fastest, more than doubling, for young adults. The reasons behind the rise are complicated, s

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