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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - MO: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

The National Council for Behavioral Health believes cuts to Medicaid will result in increased costs for police departments, jails and hospital emergency rooms. (paulbr75/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It rips the rug out from under Missourians who struggle with addictions and mental illnesses. That's what behavioral health advocates are saying about the U.S. Senate healthcare reform bill released Thursday. The bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), pr

States are grappling with the issues of increased medical care needed as prison populations age and prisons that aren't equipped for the elderly. (Virginia Carter)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of older Americans serving prison sentences is on the rise, and those facilities weren't originally designed to accommodate an aging population. Linda Redford is director of the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center at the University of Kansas. She says Missouri

Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit: www.vaping360.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho

PHOTO: The Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in Super Bowl XLVIII, and doctors are urging parents to let the aggression play out on the field, and not in their homes. Photo courtesy of Microsoft Images.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Super Bowl Sunday is just days away and as excitement builds, doctors at one Missouri hospital are urging parents to find a way to cope with the strong emotions of the big game without taking it out on their children. Dr. Tanya Burrell, a child abuse pediatrician at Childr

GRAPHIC: The National Institutes of Health finds 12th graders abusing prescription and over-the counter medications    Courtesy of: NIH

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As prescriptions for adults' aches, pains and chronic illnesses increase, so do incidents of accidental poisonings of children. That's the disturbing finding of a new study reported in the July issue of "Pediatrics" magazine. It said that children under age 5 and teenagers are at

Kansas City, MO - Parents naturally worry that social networking sites might put youngsters' private lives in a fishbowl, and new research now shows these schools of fish are discussing sex, substance abuse, drugs and violence. Researchers hope their findings lead to more parental vigilance. Dr. D

Springfield, MO - Childcare providers in Missouri will learn new research this week about the suspected link between violence and brain development in children. Experts say domestic violence is on the rise in Missouri, which advocates believe may be due, in part, to the struggling economy. Many fear

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