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Report Calls For Plan To Curb Kids’ Sports Injuries

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Undated) -- A new report released today says people who run sports programs for kids and teens are not acting on what they know about sports safety. The group Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed three-thousand coaches, parents and seventh- through tenth-grade athletes. More than 40-percent of players say they've hidden or downplayed an injury so they…

VA Secretary To Address Memphis Veterans Convention

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Memphis, TN) -- The new Secretary of Veterans Affairs is in Memphis today to address the American Veterans national convention. Robert McDonald took over the VA late last month after the agency was rocked by a scandal involving delayed health care. He is scheduled to address the vets today at one p.m. local time. Tomorrow,…

Unmarried Baby Boom Documented

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Undated) -- More American babies are being born to unmarried couples who live together. The number of births in what researchers call "cohabitating unions" jumped 17 percent from 2002 to 2010. Experts say the report released today shows that half of the births to unmarried, cohabitating women were planned, and rushing to get married is…

300,000 Could Lose Obamacare Coverage

Posted On August 13, 2014

(Undated) -- More than 300-thousand people could lose their health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services is sending notices to about 310-thousand people who haven't provided citizenship or immigration documents with their Obamacare applications. They're being told to send in the documents by September 5th. Those who…

Heart Disease Risk Factors Impact Women, Blacks The Most

Posted On August 12, 2014

(Undated) -- Five major risk factors for heart disease have a bigger impact on women than men. A new study from the American Heart Association also found risk factors like diabetes and obesity have greater effects among blacks than white people. Researchers looked at how common key risk factors were in more than 13-thousand study…