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PNS Daily Newscast - January 22, 2018 


The funding stumble in Congress deepens the crisis for health centers; also on our nationwide rundown; we will let you know about concerns over possible "gifts" to payday lenders; and a new survey provides alarming numbers about young people and homelessness.

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Public News Service - NH: Health Issues

In 2016 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses, a 21 percent increase over 2015. (rebcenter-moscow/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths are increasing rapidly in the United States, and New Hampshire is near top of the list. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows more than 63,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide in 2016, a 21 percent increase over 2015. A

Melissa Hinebauch speaks in Concord on Thursday about her experiences protesting the tax-law changes making their way through Congress. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health-care advocates who traveled from New Hampshire to Washington, D.C., to protest the passage of the Senate tax changes were in Concord on Thursday, speaking out about their experiences. They say the 500-page bill guts Medicaid and Medicare to give massive tax breaks to cor

Depression, anxiety and self-harm can be early warning signs of a teen at risk of suicide. (TaniaVdB/Pixabay)

SEACOAST, N.H. – Two workshops offering training in teen suicide prevention are coming up next month in the Portsmouth area. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among teens in New Hampshire, after accidental death. Exeter Hospital is funding the workshops as part of a four-year init

Curbing LGBTQ youth suicide is a major goal of support organizations and some doctors in the Granite State.<br />(PICCSR/flckr).

EXETER, N.H. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Granite Staters between the ages of 10 and 34. And efforts are under way to curb the problem for LGBTQ youth, who the Centers for Disease Control reports are three times more likely to contemplate taking their own lives. Dr. Bo

President Trump has said he values the power of being unpredictable, but critics say that's a bad formula for managing health coverage. (Gage Skidmore/wiki).

CONCORD, N.H. – Uncertainty in the health insurance market can hit New Hampshire consumers in the pocketbook, and that's why local advocates say they are on "sabotage" watch over declared efforts by President Donald Trump to "let Obamacare fail." Apparently still angry over the failure of Re

All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta

The health policy director for Gov. Chris Sununu receives a letter that thanks the governor for taking a stand against the latest version of the GOP health-care plan. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N. H. – When lawmakers return to work in Congress after their Fourth of July break, there is already a move to cancel the August recess in order to pass the GOP health-care plan. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are having trouble cobbling together enough votes to pass the plan, in no

Consumer advocates are warning Granite Staters to steer clear of incoming phone calls claiming information is needed about a change in Medicare cards. (Marcello Casal Jr./Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a change intended to protect the personal information of Granite Staters, but scammers are playing on it to trick folks into revealing key information. The big change is that Medicare cards will no longer display the beneficiaries' Social Security numbers. Volunteer AA

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