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PNS Daily News - May 30, 2017 


We’re featuring several stories in today’s news including: Are Trump’s proposed SNAP cuts fake math? Hospital mergers are questioned around the U.S. And a native Alaskan tribe seeks help to protect sacred lands.

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Public News Service - NC: Health Issues

For the 10th year, a bill is before the State Assembly that would create a paid sick leave policy for private employers in the state. (Claus Rebler/flickr.com)

DURHAM, N.C. – For the past 10 years, various lawmakers have introduced legislation that would create a paid sick days policy for North Carolina workers. The Healthy Families and Workplaces Paid Sick Days Act has never seen a vote over the last decade in the State General Assembly, despite t

Other states in the Southeast are seeing cases of avian influenza, prompting the North Carolina agricultural community to remain vigilant. (IAEA Imagebank/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Another case of bird flu has been confirmed in the Southeast this week - this time in Georgia. It follows a reported case in Tennessee earlier this month. Avian influenza is a virus that occurs naturally in wild birds, but can infect domestic poultry. There have been some rar

Experts fear repealing the Affordable Care Act could reduce access to mental-health care for those who need it. (Mecklenburg County/Flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While the Affordable Care Act hangs in limbo, one sector of the population stands to be significantly impacted. Over the last eight years, access to mental-health care for those who need it has increased, through the availability of policies and safeguards to ensure access to t

Beyond Gun Violence Conference in Chapel Hill invites people of all faiths to learn about how gun reform finds its roots in religious teachings. (vuvanhahung/Flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Coming on the heels of the millions who participated in the Women's March on Washington and sister events, this weekend will bring another opportunity for civic engagement. Religious and community organizations are holding a preach-in event to educate people of faith on gun

North Carolina will work with NC Child to take steps toward studying links to paid leave and a reduction in child mortality. (Stephan Hochhause/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Access to paid leave for North Carolina workers could impact more than just a parent's quality of life. A possible link between child mortality and access to child care and paid leave is prompting the state to take a closer look. This week, the State Fatality Prevention Team

Employees of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network are pushing for the state to increase funding for diagnosis and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. (NCAAN)

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in North Carolina and the rest of the world, developments in medication and treatment are enabling HIV-positive people to live long and healthy lives. December is HIV Awareness Month. While taking precautions from gettin

About 78,000 people in the Carolinas live with IBD illnesses, which often are not apparent to their friends or families. (Peter Gerdes/Flickr)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, aimed at increasing understanding of a condition often called the "invisible disease” – although the 78,000 people who have Crohn's or colitis in the Carolinas will tell you it is anything but. Crohn’s and coliti

North Carolina lawmakers adjourned for the year without taking action on a bill that would require and fund testing of water for lead in schools and daycare centers in the state. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Child advocates say it's a step backwards in protecting North Carolina's children against exposure to lead in drinking water. The State Assembly adjourned without taking action on a House Bill 1074 that would have required and funded lead testing in the drinking water of every school

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