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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2021 


A new study finds big gains in living-wage jobs under Biden Infrastructure Plan; U.S. House passes major protections for LGBTQ Americans.


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A $15 minimum wage is out for now; Capitol Police on past and current threats; House passes major milestone for equality; and voting rights targeted across the nation.

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A new report says Wisconsin continues to see caregiver vacancies, even with the state's older population projected to increase 112% in the next 20 years. (Adobe Stock)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Advocates for Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities say those who live in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities may be at higher safety risk after a new report confirms caregiver shortages across the state. A handful of provider associations have issued survey resul

AARP says 580,000 Wisconsinites are unpaid caregivers for a family member. (Matt Curdy/Getty Images)

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MADISON, Wis. - While a new scorecard from AARP ranks the Badger State sixth in the nation in serving older adults and people with disabilities, it indicates that things could be done to improve the lot of family caregivers. The vast majority of older Wisconsinites want to live independently, at ho

A new law in Wisconsin mandates teaching of CPR in high schools. Many people die of sudden cardiac arrest because witnesses don't know what to do. (AHA)

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MADISON, Wis. - June 1 - June 7 is CPR and AED week, to remind everyone Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic Electric Defibrillators can save lives. Governor Scott Walker has signed into law the CPR In Schools Bill, which will insure every high school graduate in Wisconsin will learn CPR.

A UW-Health study shows that upwards of 25 percent of all sleep apnea patients cannot tolerate CPAP therapy because they can't stand wearing a mask all night. (Yelena Rodriquez/iStockPhoto.com)

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MADISON, Wis. – Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related breathing disorders and affects about 7 percent of the U.S. adult population. But it is a very treatable problem, commonly with CPAP therapy. Claudia Korcarz, who manages the University of Wisconsin Atherosclerosis Imaging

University of Wisconsin Health Allergist Dr. Mark Moss has tips on how to get through the long spring allergy season with minimal suffering. (UW Health)

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MADISON, Wis. - Old Man Winter didn't do much of a number on Wisconsin this year, but then it seemed like spring would never come. This confused the trees as much as the millions of allergy sufferers in the Badger State. It's tree pollen this time of year that causes eye, nose, and throat misery

Young people who focus on excelling at a single sport are more likely to have knee and hip injuries than those who participate in multiple sports, says a new WISL study. (SerrNovik/iStockPhoto)

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MADISON, Wis. - Sport specialization is a hot topic in sports medicine right now, says David Bell, director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory on the UW-Madison campus, where a new study says young people who participate in only one sport are more prone to injury. Bell says more young athl

The Democratic leadership of the Wisconsin State Assembly believes the state's Family Medical Leave law is stuck in the 1950s and needs a 21st Century update to reflect the changing family dynamic. (KatarzynaBailasiewicz/iStockPhoto.com)

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MADISON, Wis. - Families in Wisconsin are working harder than ever but our laws simply haven't kept pace with the modern workplace, says state Assembly Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse. She and 35 other Democrats are pushing a bill to modernize the state's Family Medical Leave law.

The American Heart Association and other organizations are trying to pass legislation in Wisconsin to ensure all students learn compression-only CPR. (heart.org)

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OAK CREEK, Wis. - Lieutenant Scott Kasten of the Oak Creek Fire Department is a paramedic who says he's seen many times first-hand how important it is for people to know CPR. The American Heart Association is pushing for legislation that would ensure all Wisconsin students learn basic compressions-o

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