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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Men, women and children are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but there are a multitude of effective treatments available. (Kiran Foster/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Almost 25 million people in the U.S. at any given time are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support and advocacy group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Tennesseans left with the illness from a traumatic event such as a crime, natural disa

More than a half million people in Tennessee are living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who is. (Smantha Ing/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As many as half a million Tennesseans are living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who is, but advocates say it's been at least 10 years since a new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and released for public use. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awarene

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Tennesseans are encouraged to seek professional help if they feel stress, sadness or other emotions they feel unable to cope with. (WanMohd/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and experts are reminding Tennesseans about the importance of checking in on the psychological health of themselves and their loved ones. One in five adults experiences some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Al

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p

The first case of Zika virus is confirmed in Tennessee by the State Department of Health. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely

A majority of Tennesseans are caregivers or have cared for an adult at some point in their life, according to a new AARP Tennessee survey of registered voters in the state. (Ladyheart/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Chances are most of us feel like we're burning the candle at both ends this month, but the demands of the holidays are exaggerated for the thousands of caregivers in Tennessee. A new survey from AARP Tennessee of 800 registered voters found 60 percent of respondents are currently

Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure taking place in the coming weeks in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis raise money to support women locally and for global breast cancer research. Credit: DodgertonSkillhause

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are events planned across the state to raise awareness and funding for research and support. That includes Nashville's Komen Race for the Cure taking place this Saturday, Oct. 24. One-hundred percent of the net income from the r

PHOTO: Some children in Tennessee are getting some much needed summer fun this week at a camp that caters to those who have juvenile arthritis. Photo courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – They deal with health issues that most of their peers don't understand, but this week children in Tennessee with juvenile arthritis are just being kids at a place called Camp AcheAway. The camp in Nashville offers traditional activities, including campfires, swimming and n

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