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Updated PNS Daily Newscast - September, 22 2017 


The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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Public News Service - WA: Health Issues

There are more than 800,000 family caregivers in Washington state. (Hauoratrust/Wikimedia Commons)

SEATTLE – Health care professionals, providers and educators are gathering to brainstorm ideas for making sure the future is more friendly for older Americans. The sixth annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference is taking place at the University of Washington Thursday and Friday and bringing t

Health experts say kids should be involved in activities such as soccer to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. (Edward N. Johnson/Flickr)

SEATTLE – The growing epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States has health experts worried about children's well-being. The percent of children who are considered overweight has more than tripled since the 1970s, and being overweight can lead to devastating health effects. Kaiser Pe

An app in development at the University of Washington could be an inexpensive way to more accurately diagnose concussions in youth sports. (C Watts/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Football season is here again and, while the National Football League and college football sometimes are seen as punting on the issue, concussions are a big deal. But it isn't always easy to know when an athlete has a concussion. Researchers at the University of Washington have d

Washingtonians should check for the ISO certified seal of approval when looking for solar eclipse-viewing glasses. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

SEATTLE - As eclipse fever grips the nation, Washingtonians won't see Monday's complete solar eclipse but still will have a very good view of this celestial event. Eye-health experts want to make sure everyone knows how to protect their eyes. Sunglasses won't be enough, since they only block the su

Farmworkers on Sarbanand Farms say they discovered their work visas expired a month ago. (Community to Community Development)

SUMAS, Wash. - Farmworkers and community members are demanding accountability from Sarbanand Farms in Whatcom County, after a worker died there over the weekend. Workers say Honesto Silva Ibarra complained to his employer about feeling ill before he collapsed in the fields last week. Ibarra took hi

Washingtonians should reapply sunscreen every two hours to avoid sunburns and skin damage. (Marie/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Washingtonians finally looking to catch some rays need to be careful to avoid damage to their skin. Dr. Katie Osley, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente, says avoiding overexposure from the sun can mean wearing a layer of clothes – she advises something lightweight and cotto

People in Washington and across the country see passage of the American with Disabilities Act, 27 years ago today, as a major civil-rights victory. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SEATTLE - The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27 today, and its advocates are celebrating the legislation and also looking at the future of their movement for equality. The ADA changed the landscape of the country and made it easier for people with disabilities to seek accommodations, althoug

Veterans with pre-existing conditions could see health care costs go up under the GOP's health-care bills. (Robert Shields/Army Medicine)

SEATTLE – A new report finds nearly a half-million veterans would lose health coverage over the next decade under the GOP's health-care bills. About 1.8 million veterans rely on Medicaid, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress. Nearly a quarter of those vets would los

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