PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 

On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - MD: Senior 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,

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

Online scammers squeezed more than $8oo million from Americans last year. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland residents fall victim to scammers every day, and AARP hopes to head off internet crooks before they have the chance to strike. The organization will be focusing on fraud during the month of August, addressing some of the most common tools scammers use to access sensit

Two bills signed into law this month in Maryland are geared toward helping people after they retired. (Brenda Massei)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – AARP in Maryland is celebrating legislative wins for Marylanders and their families after Gov. Larry Hogan signed two bills into law this month that will affect retirement savings and support for family caregivers. What's called the Care Act requires hospitals to ask patient

A new study finds older Americans, especially men, and certain ethnic groups need to drink more water to stay healthy. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has followed up on a study that was done about a decade ago that looks at whether Americans are drinking enough water. In its updated report, released today, CDC researchers say women are better at drinking water than men, and older A

Older Americans who take four or more daily medications are advised to keep a chart so they don't end up in the hospital because of a drug mishap. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

BALTIMORE – About half of older adults in the United States take four or more medications a day, and that can possibly lead to deadly errors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse drug reactions result in more than 700,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms eac

Flu season is widespread in Maryland this year, although across the nation it's been less severe than in years past. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Flu season is still under way, and although it's been a pretty mild year for it in some parts of the country so far, there still are a few weeks to go before we're out of the woods. Being able to distinguish the difference between the flu and a cold can be crucial for certai

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

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