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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - NC: Smoking Prevention

A program organized by the North Carolina Council of Churches offers grants to qualifying churches that offer health and wellness programs to their communities. (Justin/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and wellness resources, alongside spiritual guidance. And beginning next week, a statewide program allows qualifying churches to apply for mini-grants to provide health related services to their commu

North Carolina's Child Health Report Card says the state has work to do when it come to offering parents access to health care. (Yooperann/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The health of North Carolina's children has the potential to impact the state for generations to come and this year the state is getting mixed reviews for it's efforts. NC Child issued its annual report card today tracking 40 areas of child health. While the state has seen impro

PHOTO: A new report compiles research about Americans who began receiving Medicaid coverage and benefits as children, and found multiple, long-term benefits in adulthood. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. – More than one million North Carolina children benefit from Medicaid coverage, and as the nation's largest public health-insurance program turns 50 this week, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families finds Medicaid has long-term benefits for c

Photo: May is National Asthma Awareness Month, and health experts advise North Carolinians to reduce exposure to air pollution and allergens. Photo credit: Alviman/Morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 100 people died from asthma in North Carolina in 2013, according to the most recent data available. Thousands more have the chronic disease of the respiratory system, which is made even more difficult by spring pollen and other allergens. Karen Yeatts, co-chair of the Ast

Photo: Adolescent Health Summit. Courtesy: The Duke Endowment Fund

RALEIGH, N.C. - Health education is a primary factor in keeping North Carolina's children healthy. That was the consensus at a meeting of health care professionals and advocates at the Adolescent Health Summit held in Raleigh on Tuesday. Among the positive news discussed: a drop in the rates of yout

RALEIGH, N.C. - This week a labor group is trying to get the attention of one of North Carolina's largest tobacco companies by targeting the firm's purse strings. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), based in Raleigh, is organizing protests nationwide in front of branches of Chase, one of the

RALEIGH, N.C. - If a tobacco state like North Carolina can do it, any state can. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is saluting the state's leaders for passage of a law that bans smoking in bars and restaurants, and the group is showcasing North Carolina as an example to other states considering smoke

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