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Some South Dakota farmers are unhappy with industrial ag getting conservation funds; Texas judge allows abortion in Cox case; Native tribes express concern over Nevada's clean energy projects.

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The Colorado Supreme Court weighs barring Trump from office, Georgia Republicans may be defying a federal judge with a Congressional map splitting a Black majority district and fake electors in Wisconsin finally agree Biden won there in 2020.

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Texas welcomes more visitors near Big Bend but locals worry the water won't last, those dependent on Colorado's Dolores River fear the same but have found common ground solutions, and a new film highlights historical healthcare challenges in rural Appalachia.


A 2017 report in the New England Journal of Medicine found, among participants with coronary artery disease, fluctuation in body weight was associated with higher mortality and a higher rate of cardiovascular events, independent of traditional risk factors. ( Stock)

Friday, December 8, 2023

Post-holiday 'yo-yo' diets: risk factors for heart health

The holiday season is filled with recipes passed down from years before, and feasting with family and friends. But think again before you have …

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Around 33% of registered voters who identify as pro-choice versus 23% of pro-life voters say they will only vote for a candidate who agrees with them on abortion, according to Gallup. (Adobe Stock)
Poll findings worsen for Biden; what does that mean for 2024?

Recent polling from The New York Times and Siena College found President Joe Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in five of the six most cruc…

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28% of registered voters say they will only vote for candidates for major offices who share their position on abortion, according to Gallup. (Matt Gush / Adobe Stock)
Are polls and the President's approval rating true indicators for 2024?

Recent polling from The New York Times and Siena College found President Biden trailing former President Donald Trump in five of the six most crucial …

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A Small Business Consumer Insights Survey found projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday in 2022 reached an estimated $17.9 billion. (Adobe Stock)
Small Business Saturday highlights survival, growth of entrepreneurs

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday, an opportunity for small businesses to market their products and services out of the shadows of "big-box" stores …

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Research shows Black women have a maternal mortality rate nearly three times that of white women in the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Report finds Kentucky maternal deaths extend into postpartum period

Maternal mortality has increased in Kentucky, and the latest data from the United Health Foundation show more moms - especially those of color - are …

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Abortions have increased in states bordering Idaho since the beginning of the year. (Fitz/Adobe Stock)
Federal judge puts ID abortion travel ban on hold

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an anti-abortion law in Idaho restricting people's ability to travel to other states for the procedure…

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More than 30,000 labor activists have signed a letter calling on top U.S. union leaders to
Postal Workers become largest union to demand ceasefire in Gaza

One of the nation's largest labor unions has become the latest organization to demand a ceasefire in Gaza as Israel's war with Hamas plays out…

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Last year, Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to eliminate the right to abortion under the state Constitution.  Missouri's total abortion ban went into effect in June 2022. (trac1/Adobe Stock)
KS ruling broadens access to abortion, reproductive healthcare

A Kansas state court judge has blocked several abortion-related restrictions, in a decision which is bound to have an effect in neighboring Missouri…

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Women in Ohio are sent to prison more often for drug offenses than their male counterparts, at times differing by more than 14% of the population. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Drug offenses draw higher incarceration rates for OH women

The number of women in Ohio prisons continues to trend downward but studies show women are still more likely to be imprisoned for drug offenses compar…

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A United Health Foundation report found the number of women's health care providers declined by 7% nationally between 2019 and 2021. (Adobe Stock)
Report ranks Maryland 11th in health of women, children

A new report covering women's and children's health shows Maryland is doing well overall, but some concerning trends have emerged. The 2023 Health …

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Wyoming has gained some ground in food-insecurity rates over the past decade. In 2012, nearly 14% of families were food insecure, compared with 11.4% in 2022. (Adobe Stock)
One in three single-parent households experienced hunger last year

The number of families in Wyoming and across the nation struggling to put food on the table rose dramatically last year, according to a new report …

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The United Health Foundation's 2023 Health of Women and Children report cited some strengths in Pennsylvania, including a low rate of foster-care placement instability, a high childhood immunization rate and low percentage of uninsured women ages 19-44. (Adobe Stock)
Report shows uptick in maternal mortality for PA women of color

Pennsylvania ranks 23rd among states for the overall health of women and children in a new America's Health Rankings report by the United Health Found…

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