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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - MO: Health Issues

Ninety percent of individuals who survive a suicide attempt do not go on to die by suicide at a later date, according to Dr. Shayla Sullivant. (Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is hope beyond the headlines, according to a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, even as research shows children and teens are taking their lives by suicide in greater numbers. Dr. Shayla Sullivant said stigma and easy access to guns

The Missouri Budget Project argues that investments in public services create the foundation on which families and communities can thrive. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Thoughtful, bipartisan collaboration is what's needed to improve the U.S. health-care system. That's the perspective of the independent Missouri Budget Project, which argues that a complex problem can't be addressed by a strategy that they say "throws the baby out with the b

Block grants aren't new. Congress in the 1980s narrowly rejected an effort by the Reagan administration to tie Medicaid funding to block grants. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act relies on a funding mechanism that is often discussed but not always understood – the block grant. Critics of repeal-and-replace legislation say block grants can sound appealing while doing much damage t

While neonatal intensive care units are common in hospitals, level four NICUs – which provide the most complex care for the tiniest and sickest babies – are designated by region. (Children's Mercy Hospital)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It's only been five years since the American Academy of Pediatrics created the level four designation of neonatal intensive care units. Known as NICUs, they are facilities that treat the smallest and most critically ill babies. Neonatology has only been recognized as a p

A 2016 study found slightly more officers died of suicide in the United States than those killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. (Franz/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As the Missouri law-enforcement community mourns the death of a Clinton officer killed in the line of duty, there's a concern being quietly voiced about the lack of self-care for officers whose mental wellness is put at risk every day. Dr. Olivia Johnson, the founder of th

Parents often get their children's' diagnosis at one location, then visit a multitude of specialists to seek treatment options. (Herney Gómez/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A relatively common but under-diagnosed childhood disease is getting special attention at a unique clinic in Kansas City. Children's Mercy Hospital's Super Q Express clinic is named for the disease known as "22Q" which is seen at birth in the form of everything from heart

It's not yet clear whether Gov. Eric Greitens' prescription-drug monitoring program will impact existing county PDMPs. (Darko Stojanovic/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It was a long time coming, but the announcement that Missouri will begin creating a prescription drug-monitoring program is getting a lukewarm response. Gov. Eric Greitens this week bypassed the state legislature when he issued an executive order to establish the databa

Snakes, like the water moccasin, can easily be stepped on, causing them to strike. (FotoshopTofs/Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS – It's being called a byproduct of heavy rains in Missouri earlier this year - snake bites are on the rise. The state is home to five types of venomous snakes: copperhead, water moccasin, timber rattler, pygmy rattler and massasauga rattler. The most common is the copperhead. Jul

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