Newscasts

PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

Daily Newscasts

Public News Service - MO: Health Issues

Healthy eating habits help reduce the risk of cancer. (cdc.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the U.S., and the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, but it's also the most preventable. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. James C. Hobley, a member of the American

Sally Terranova and her son Colin rely on Medicaid to deal with his type 1 diabetes. (S. Terranova)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Legislation being heard in the Missouri Senate this week would change the financing structure of the Medicaid program, and advocates say that could put the health of thousands of residents in danger, and create unnecessary financial risks for the state. Currently, the f

Commuting can cause stress on the mind and body. (modot.org)

ST. LOUIS -- The more time spent in the car, the more experts say it can impact our mental and physical health. The average American spends more than 25 minutes commuting to and from work and school. It's a little less in Missouri, where the average commute time is 16 minutes. Researchers have fou

A new report highlights the importance of federal funding for cancer research. (cdc.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Medical researchers are hoping the bipartisan support that has promoted the study of cancer will continue under the Trump administration. Saturday is World Cancer Day, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its annual report, called "Clinical Cancer Advan

Environmental groups warn that some of the Trump administration's earliest actions could send Missouri's asthma rates even higher. (sierraclub.org)

ST. LOUIS - Environmental groups are warning that Missouri's asthma problems may only get worse if the Trump administration continues in the same direction as it did in its first 100 hours. Across the country, a coalition of groups has launched "100 Hours of Action" to oppose what they see as aggre

Once a child is diagnosed with diabetes, there are a lot of lessons to be learned about keeping their blood-sugar levels in check. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new program has been launched in the region that lets children who have been newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes avoid a hospital stay. It's at Children's Mercy Hospital, and it's called "Strategic Transition to Ambulatory New-Onset Diabetes Education," or STAND. Ryan M

Hospitals desperately need blood and platelet donations, which are down due to the holidays and bad weather. (redcross.org)

ST. LOUIS – The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for help. The organization needs blood and platelet donors after 37,000 fewer donations than expected came in at blood banks across the nation in November and December. That includes the 319 locations in the Missouri-Illinois

Health experts say what should be a lot of fun, quality family time ends up stressing people out so much that it can even cause illness. (Christopher Pattberg/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At this time of the year, many people focus on parties, family activities and gift giving, but all of that holiday fun can leave many people stressed out, tired and sick. Dr. A.K. Misra, medical director of U.S. HealthWorks, has a few suggestions for staying healthy and

1 of 31 pages   1 2 3 >  Last »