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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - MI: Mental Health

Athletes who play contact sports and their parents need to understand the risks of concussions. (greyerbaby/morguefile)

DETROIT – Any blow to the head - whether on the football field, the playground, or even the kitchen floor - can cause a concussion, which is why doctors say everyone needs to take precautions and know the warning signs. As the head primary-care team physician for the Detroit Lions, family ph

Mental health advocates have applauded Parker for explicitly stating her mental-health needs. (via Twitter)

LANSING, Mich. – When Ann Arbor resident Madalyn Parker emailed her team she'd be taking time off work to focus on her mental health, she never imagined the head of her company would thank her or that it would spark a much larger discussion about mental health in the workplace. Parker's emai

A spike in stress since last November's election has some mental health professionals concerned. (Whitehouse.gov)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No matter which way you cast your vote, the level of emotion surrounding President Trump's first several weeks in office is undeniable, and that has mental health professionals concerned. With executive orders, contested confirmations and "alternative facts" now part of the dai

Michigan law requires that schools adopt policies to prohibit bullying behaviors and have procedures in place so they can respond. (M. Kukhlman)

LANSING, Mich. - Homework isn't the only thing some Michigan kids dread as they head back to school, as a new nationwide analysis ranks Michigan worst for bullying. According to the online-survey site WalletHub, the state is also third for the percentage of high-school kids bullied on school propert

Those who hurt Michiganders with developmental disabilities could face harsher penalties. (anitapeppers/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – There are new efforts in Michigan to crack down on those who hurt people with special needs. Rep. Frank Liberati, a Democrat, and Sen. Rick Jones, a Republican, have sponsored bills that would increase penalties for assaulting a person with a developmental disability. Jon

Some adults believe children today are experiencing less close personal friendships than they did while growing up. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Children today may have better technology and entertainment options than their parents did when growing up, but their health may not be as good. According to the results of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health over half of adults polled beli

Seventy-six Michigan children died as the result of abuse or neglect in 2014. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Dozens of Michigan children die each year due to abuse or neglect, and today people from around the state will gather in Lansing to highlight the importance of prevention. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Michigan Children's Trust Fund is hosting its 8th annual Preve

World record holder Ernestine Shepherd will be at MSU to discuss exercise, nutrition and brain health. (AARP Michigan)

LANSING, Mich. – Some say, "The best is yet to be,” when it comes to aging – a mantra that is possible for Michiganders who focus on healthy lifestyle choices. And 79-year-old Ernestine Shepherd is a perfect example. Shepherd is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World'

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