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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - OH: Health Issues

Petitions are being delivered to some Ohio Congressional leaders asking that they oppose efforts to repeal Obamacare, but the vote is scheduled for today. (LaDonna Howard/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and it could be the last, as a vote is scheduled in Congress Thursday to repeal and revamp the health care law. Activists around Ohio are spending the day showing support for the ACA and fighting the replacement, the A

Federal proposals to change Medicaid and cut other programs could affect Ohioans in every legislative district. (M. Kuhlman)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Data released Wednesday sheds light on how decisions debated at the federal level might play out in Ohio. The Center for Community Solutions developed profiles of all 16 Ohio congressional districts, examining income, employment, poverty, education, housing and health coverage

In February, 128 people called poison centers in Ohio regarding the use of opioids. (Cincinnati Children's)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio's opioid epidemic has not let up, with reports of drug overdose deaths making daily headlines. Poison control centers are playing a vital role as medical personnel work to combat the crisis. In 2014, 2,400 Ohioans died from unintentional drug overdose, and last month,

Researchers say doctors from outside the U.S. are more likely to practice in rural areas and some specialty fields experiencing critical shortages. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Amid the controversy over President Donald Trump's travel ban, new concerns are being raised about how the order could affect Ohio's medical community. Physicians from all over the world provide medical care in Ohio, and researchers from the Case Western Reserve University Center

Experts say breastfeeding support in the delivery room is one beneficial step for moms trying to nurse their newborns. (J.K. Califf/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Providing better support to help new moms breastfeed might be a key to improving birth outcomes for the youngest Ohioans. Ohio ranks 45th among states for infant mortality, and for African-American babies, the rate is even higher. According to a new policy brief from the Children's

A new report suggests aggressive action to remove the threat of lead contamination in drinking water at Ohio schools. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new report suggests lead contamination is a serious and pervasive problem in Ohio schools, and calls for aggressive action to eliminate it. Research from the Environment America Research and Policy Center showed that Ohio is one of more than a dozen states failing to protect ch

As Oklahoma Attorney General, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee Scott Pruitt sued the agency more than a dozen times. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote to confirm Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, but opponents are not backing down on their fight against the nominee. As Oklahoma attorney general, Pruitt advocated against EPA policies and sued the agency more than a

Experts say children of opioid-addicted parents often are traumatized because of extreme neglect. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has still not escaped the clutches of the opioid epidemic and some groups say its youngest victims often are forgotten. According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO), nearly half of children taken into the care of social service agencies in 2015

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