See also our separate pages for listings of "Lens of Liberty" features from The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation (last updated on Friday, February 16, 2018), ConsumerFeatures (last updated on Monday, July 27), public service announcements (last updated on Friday, August 21), "Ways to Make a Green Change" from Whole Foods Market, auto-repair tips from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, "Your Home Improvement Minute" features from NCB, and "Daily Clean-Energy Facts" from the Nuclear Energy Institute.  (In addition, check out demos for the health feature "Journey to Wellness".)


-- Consumer, Business & General Interest --

Like with passenger vehicles, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows that "autobrake" prevents crashes for tractor-trailers.

Kenosha, Wisc., is selected for an investment under the "Every Bottle Back" initiative--which is led by the American Beverage Association (ABA).

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveils its blueprint for the "Quantum Internet"--which will involve Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and other partners.

Broken Arrow, Okla., is selected for an investment under the "Every Bottle Back" initiative--which is led by the American Beverage Association (ABA).

New studies from North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) show the great opportunities in--and the job-quality importance of--energy construction.

Even though reforms to "no-fault" auto insurance in Michigan have taken effect, State Farm says that drivers should understand their options before making any decisions.

With Michigan's new auto-reform law about to take effect, State Farm is helping drivers understand their new options.

A new case study on corporate governance from the Market Institute chronicles the failed merger--and ongoing legal battle--between two energy-pipeline giants.

According to Slack, collaboration software can help make working from home work for you, your co-workers, and your employer.

A new "Electron-Ion Collider" (EIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will let scientists peer inside protons and atomic nuclei, to reveal secrets of the strongest force in nature.

The family-owned "Me and the Bees" brand of lemonades continues to help bees and the next generation of innovators.

According to Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), a real-world experiment in Chicago's suburbs achieves "quantum entanglement" across a 52-mile fiber network--an important step in developing a national "Quantum Internet".

Dallas/Fort Worth is selected as the first region of investments under the new "Every Bottle Back" initiative--which is led by the American Beverage Association (ABA).  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

Listen to statements from many of the recipients of the 2019 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) "Hero of the Year" awards--which were presented on Wednesday, October 30th, in Washington, D.C.

During this year's open-enrollment period, AARP Alabama warns of an increase in Medicare-related scams.

Top names in artificial intelligence gather in Chicago for an "Innovation XLab Summit" (October 2nd and 3rd).

Because of the potential effects of California's "Public-Safety Power Shutoffs", the Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA) urges all residents to have an emergency plan in place.

On behalf of AARP Alaska, Frank Abagnale will headline both a free, public event in Anchorage and a free, statewide teleconference, to help Alaskans learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

According to State Farm, life-insurance ownership is lagging--especially among Millennials.

At a recent AARP Texas-sponsored event, Frank Abagnale helped Texans learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

On behalf of AARP Illinois, Frank Abagnale will headline a free, public event in Chicago, to help Illinoisans learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the economic and environmental benefits of propane might be particularly important to California's farmers.

Argonne National Laboratory's "Advanced Photon Source"--which works like a giant X-ray microscope--is getting a major upgrade.

At a recent AARP Alabama-sponsored event, Frank Abagnale helped Alabamians learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

Now that legislators have passed broadband legislation, AARP Mississippi will be offering related workshops across the state.

AARP Illinois offers tips to help avoid holiday-season fraud.

AARP Florida urges those recovering from Hurricane Michael to avoid signing over their benefits until they've done thorough background checks on contractors.

After Hurricane Michael, ServiceMaster Restore is helping home- and business-owners get through the restoration process.

AARP Illinois celebrates Chicago's Latino community by sponsoring a special "Día de Muertos" train.

Public-company auditors earn solid confidence ratings from investors, in the latest survey from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)--while their confidence in capital markets also remains strong.

After Hurricane Florence, ServiceMaster Restore is helping home- and business-owners get through the restoration process.

According to LEGO Education, playing together makes families happier, closer, and less-stressed--while new research demonstrates the value of play in learning and building skills that are needed for the future.

HNTB Corporation is again participating in the sixth-annual "Infrastructure Week" (May 14th-21st)--which promotes the critical role that infrastructure plays in America's economy.

As part of "Operation: Stop Scams", AARP Mississippi and AARP Utah both hold free, educational events.

AARP Mississippi helps consumers avoid falling for scams during the holidays.

Utilities United Against Scams' second-annual "Utility Scam Awareness Day" (Wednesday, November 15th) aims to help individuals learn how to spot suspicious behavior.

Easterseals Southern California teams up with Baker's Drive-Thru for this year's "Safe Halloween" campaign.

According to American Home Shield (AHS), homeowners and others who could be affected by Hurricane Harvey should remember to keep electrical safety in mind.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 200 employees in Green Tree, Penna.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 360 employees in Magna, Utah.

Actress and model Nichole Galicia discusses how her nonprofit--The Orchid Foundation--mentors underserved high-school girls who excel in academic or extracurricular pursuits.

In light of recent global attacks, VIPRE Security believes that protecting systems against ransomware is becoming even more important.

For Memorial Day, shoppers at Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions can donate to Easterseals Southern California's "Bob Hope Veterans Support Program".

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 200 employees in Sarasota.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 350 employees in Fredericksburg, Va.

Hood offers recipes and tips for preparing special Easter meals.

For Valentine's Day, SC Johnson launches an acre-for-acre matching challenge to protect the Amazon rainforest.

According to AARP Pennsylvania, the holidays may be a good time to talk with your loved ones about caregiving.

The R.J. Reynolds-funded "Right Decisions Right Now" program celebrates 25 years of helping youth avoid tobacco use.

Commvault marks 10 years on Nasdaq, as it hosts its first-ever user conference (October 3rd-5th, in Orlando).

Amherst College is the 2016 recipient of a $1-million prize awarded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for admitting, supporting, and graduating outstanding low-income students.

Sallie Mae and its employees step up to help four deserving high-school students reach college, through the company's inaugural "Bridging the Dream Scholarship".

On behalf of AARP Indiana, Frank Abagnale will headline a free, public event in Indianapolis, to help Hoosiers learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

Local representatives from Fidelity remind investors that it's better to stick with their plan for the long term.

To help combat evolving cyber threats, Booz Allen Hamilton is hiring the next generation of problem-solvers.

Local representatives from Fidelity discuss why many retirees may still need to take this year's full "minimum required distribution" from their IRA.

AARP Massachusetts helps offer free advice during Medicare's open-enrollment period.

A free event from the NAACP and Ocwen Loan Servicing aims to help educate Maryland and Greater Washington homeowners about loan-modification programs.

R.J. Reynolds makes the website for its youth tobacco-prevention program--"Right Decisions Right Now"--more user-friendly.

A free event from the NAACP and Ocwen Loan Servicing aims to help educate Chicago-area homeowners about loan-modification programs.

The CEO of Novatel Wireless explains how his company aims to simplify the "Internet of Things".

The founder and CEO of Vuzix--which has just moved to NASDAQ--discusses some developments and trends in wearable technology.

Through the national "I Heart Caregivers" campaign, AARP Missouri recognizes the contributions and dedication of family caregivers.

AARP Missouri reminds individuals about free resources that can help protect them from identity theft, fraud, and scams.

A new survey from Plante Moran finds a strong link between corporate culture and innovation-generated revenue.  (See also similar reports for the Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, and West Michigan regions.)

A study from the Frozen Food Foundation and the University of California, Davis, finds that frozen fruits and vegetables tend to be nutritionally equal to--if not better than--their fresh counterparts.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

Booz Allen Hamilton is continuing its "Smart Command" series of town-hall events.

At its annual exposition, InfoComm International is spotlighting the important role that audiovisual technology plays in helping society communicate quickly and more effectively.

Union Bank's latest "Small Business Economic Survey" finds that entrepreneurs are more optimistic.

Hear from AARP Massachusetts about how the free "Tax-Aide" program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers.

As part of this year's "Engineers Week" (February 16th-22nd), IEEE-USA has launched the first "App-E-Feat" contest.

AARP Virginia and The Holiday Project are helping organize visits to people who may be spending the holidays alone.

For this year's "AV Week" (October 13-19), InfoComm International's executive director and CEO discusses how the audiovisual industry continues to hire people with technical skills and interest.

This year, three employers from Massachusetts were included in AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50".

The CEO of the Principal Financial Group believes that his company is well-positioned for continued long-term growth.

As Americans eat more snacks and small meals, 7-Eleven is meeting their needs with new bite-size portions.

New figures compiled by GE Generator Systems suggest that taking preemptive measures to prepare for hurricane season may cost less than cleaning up after a prolonged power outage.

A county worker from Florida discusses her first-hand experience with how the National Association of Counties' "Prescription Discount Card Program" can help save families money on prescription medications.

A new service from FedEx allows package recipients to customize deliveries to their homes.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) launches a new class of servers for social, mobile, cloud, and big data.

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the fourth quarter of 2012.

A new survey from the U.S. Travel Association finds that couples who travel together have healthier and happier relationships.

It's not too late to ship packages via FedEx for delivery by Christmas.

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the third quarter of 2012.

According the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), America's credit unions have seen, over roughly the past year, their fastest new-member growth in more than a decade.

According to a new survey that was conducted on behalf of GE Generator Systems for this year's "National Preparedness Month" (September), many more American families now have an emergency-preparedness kit at home--although there's still plenty of room for improvement.

A driver for FedEx Freight is this year's "Grand Champion" at the "National Truck Driving Championships".

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the second quarter of 2012.

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the first quarter of 2012.

FedEx is helping people make sure that their Mother's Day gifts arrive in time.

A survey from Union Bank finds that entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future of their companies, yet are pessimistic about the economy.

Donald Trump discusses Walgreens' newest efforts to promote walking.

A contest from Cardstore.com will allow one lucky person the chance to surprise their mother by popping out of a life-size card at her home.

Dr. Travis Stork partners with General Mills to offer tips for getting more whole grain into your diet.

Walgreens continues to help patients whose prescription insurance is managed by Express Scripts.

Through a contest from Diet Coke, people who "show some heart" can win a trip to attend the "Red Dress Collection Fashion Show".

The Washington, D.C., regional office of Bernstein Global Wealth Management believes that the U.S. economy may grow by three percent during 2012.

Over 50 General Mills cereals will now have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.

Walgreens is helping patients whose prescription-drug plans are served by Express Scripts.

AARP Missouri offers a free publication that educates consumers on how they can make their homes safer and more comfortable as they age.

According to Briggs & Stratton, it's particularly important during the winter months to prepare ahead of time for possible power outages.

The New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) launches a new campaign to attract more out-of-state shoppers to New Hampshire.

Walgreens thanks veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service by giving them special discounts on Veterans Day.

The USO and Cheerios team up to help send thanks and support to America's military families.

Coca-Cola makes its cans white, in order to help support World Wildlife Fund's polar-bear conservation efforts.

The president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) discusses the U.S. solar industry's tremendous growth and future prospects.

Through its "Home Fit" program, AARP Missouri is educating consumers on how to make their home age-friendly and safe.

Corona is searching for a California resident to be its "Relaxation Expert".

The founder and CEO of Intelligent Office discusses how small businesses can maximize their economic performance--while also minimizing their costs.

NeighborWorks America offers tips on what potential homebuyers should do before they start shopping around.

The president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) explains how stem cells can play an important role in cosmetic-surgery procedures.

New mobile apps from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) make it easier to check video-game rating summaries at the store.

On behalf of the National Honey Board, a sports nutritionist discusses how you can add some honey to your tailgating food in order to help keep your energy levels up.

Thanks to new partnerships with Blue Ocean Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market is the first retailer to implement a comprehensive, science-based sustainability-ratings program for wild-caught seafood.

A new program from Whole Foods Market is funding salad bars for public schools across the country.

A new program from Nature Valley is raising funds to help preserve America's national parks.

The Toyota Camry tops this year's "American-Made Index" by Cars.com.

Through its "Photography in the Parks" program, Canon USA is, once again, offering photo workshops in national parks and sponsoring a related photo contest.

On behalf of Allergan, Dayna Devon discusses how treatment with a dermal filler can help women maintain their best appearance.

Walmart's "deep Rollbacks" will be helping Americans save millions of dollars on their groceries this summer.

Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci discuss the new "Boomers Building a Better America" program from Elations®--which will award grants to community leaders who are dedicating their time to volunteerism.

A new contest from Beneful-brand dog food will allow one dog owner's community to enjoy a dream dog park.

On behalf of Dos Equis, find out how you can make your Cinco de Mayo dishes more interesting.

Holistic Select pet food from WellPet may help your pet lead a better and healthier life.

A new line of creamers allows coffee drinkers to enjoy the flavor of BAILEYS®--without the alcohol.

On behalf of Seventh Generation, a pediatrician and author discusses how natural and organic products have come a long way, over the past 30 years.

Proceeds from a contest help efforts by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to support and assist the families of fallen firefighters.

A free new online service from ZipList can help you simplify both your grocery shopping and your meal planning.

Results from the latest "Women and Affluence" survey from Citi's "Women & Co." resource program show that, in response to the recession, women are using their growing financial knowledge and influence to foster a more-open dialogue about money.

Proceeds from a contest sponsored by Oshkosh Defense help efforts by the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) to assist military personnel and their families.

Olympic swimmer Dara Torres discusses her involvement with a contest from BP Products North America that's looking for inspiring stories of how Americans maintain their youth and vitality.

The Jewelry Information Center (JIC) describes some of the trends in fine jewelry and watches that were featured at recent trade shows in Las Vegas.

According to Westwood College, career colleges help students meet the needs of a rapidly changing job market that requires specialized training and skills.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

A recipe for Asian-flavored burgers wins the grand prize in this year's "National Chicken Cooking Contest", sponsored by the National Chicken Council.

A food-media seminar sponsored, in part, by the National Chicken Council looks at how the food industry is dealing with the recession.

The president of Seventh Generation is featured in an upcoming TV special called "Big Green Lies"--which aims to separate myth from reality, when it comes to the conventional wisdom of green living.


-- Current Events & Public Affairs --

Grow America's Infrastructure Now (GAIN) discusses a recent report on how jobs and tax revenues could be lost if the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is shut down.

In a new poll, AARP Michigan spotlights the importance of the state's older voters.

A new analysis from the American Petroleum Institute (API) finds that a ban on leasing and development on federal lands and waters would threaten energy security, jobs, and environmental progress.

With less than one month to go, AARP Alabama, AARP New Mexico, and AARP Virginia remind all residents that participating in this year's Census is very important.

Grow America's Infrastructure Now (GAIN) applauds the Permian Highway Pipeline's updated route around the Blanco River.

New polling on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute (API) finds that a majority of voters in many states support American "energy leadership".

The EPA's modified methane rules support further reductions in emissions, says the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Both AARP Mississippi and AARP Tennessee celebrate Social Security's 85th anniversary.

AARP Maryland urges Congress to provide nursing homes with more help to fight coronavirus outbreaks.

AARP Alaska is hosting a statewide teleconference on voting safely.

In response to pipeline setbacks, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API) calls for reform of America's permitting system.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) responds to the House Select Committee's new climate proposal.

Various state officials with AARP discuss how the organization is urging Congress to better protect America's nursing homes against "COVID-19".

Officials and non-profits throughout Maryland--including AARP Maryland--unite to combat elder financial abuse.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

According to AARP Kentucky, the deadline is fast approaching to apply for an absentee ballot in the state's primary election.

A report from the Connected Commerce Council (3C) finds that most small businesses in the U.S. are optimistic, digitally empowered, and resilient in the face of the "COVID-19" pandemic.

AARP Kentucky urges all registered voters to consider casting their primary-election ballot by mail.

According to AARP New Mexico, the deadline is fast approaching to apply for an absentee ballot in the state's primary election.

AARP Illinois urges the state government to hold nursing homes accountable for "COVID-19"-related illnesses and deaths.

According to AARP Pennsylvania, the deadline is fast approaching to apply to vote by mail in the state's rescheduled primary election.

With fire-department layoffs and furloughs already near 1,000, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) warns that America might be facing the largest cuts to fire service in modern times.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) urges the Texas Railroad Commission not to intervene in oil markets--including with its "proration" proposal.

The president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) says that America's firefighters still don't have what they need to help fight "COVID-19".

The American Mattress Alliance responds to an antidumping petition that seeks to bar 80 percent of mattress imports--including medical mattresses for helping to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

According to AARP Alabama, some new scams involve coronavirus-related stimulus checks.

According to both AARP Alabama and AARP Mississippi, people need to be wary of coronavirus-related scams.

According to Grow America's Infrastructure Now (GAIN), approving a proposal to optimize the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is important for promoting energy and economic prosperity throughout Illinois.

A poll from Grow America's Infrastructure Now (GAIN) finds strong support, throughout Illinois, for optimization of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

The group "5G Action Now" is fighting for swift deployment of "5G" technology--especially in states like Kansas and Louisiana.  According to a poll from the group, Americans overwhelmingly believe that winning the "5G race" against China is crucial--and that "5G" will have a positive impact on the economy.

The leaders of the Minnesota Petroleum Council (MPC)/Wisconsin Petroleum Council (WPC), the American Petroleum Institute of Michigan, the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania, the Virginia Petroleum Council (VPC), and the American Petroleum Institute - Colorado all discuss a new campaign that highlights the specific benefits of America's "energy revolution" to those states.

A new campaign from the American Petroleum Institute (API) highlights the specific benefits of America's "energy revolution" to New Mexico.

AARP Alaska says that Alaskans are still being hired to work for the "2020 Census".

According to AARP New Mexico, it's especially important for all of the state's residents to be counted during the "2020 Census".

The American Petroleum Institute (API) says that new research from the National Petroleum Council (NPC) underscores opportunities to sustain America's energy leadership and environmental progress.

AARP Indiana, AARP Mississippi, and AARP Utah all urge lawmakers to take action against the rising costs of prescription drugs.

AARP Alabama continues to provide many kinds of support to family caregivers throughout the state.

AARP Mississippi continues to advocate for family caregivers to get the support that they need.

AARP Michigan supports importing reduced-price prescription drugs from Canada; a rally in Detroit will spotlight recently introduced legislation in the state Senate.

The new "Coalition for Silver Solutions"--which includes AARP Florida--aims to provide ideas for improving how Florida cares for its elders.

To commemorate Veterans Day, AMVETS' chief advocacy officer describes the group's current activities.

According to AARP’s local offices in Maryland and the D.C. area, temporary jobs for the "2020 Census" might be especially good for older workers and retirees.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

A new poll from AARP Kentucky shows that older voters are concerned about prescription-drug costs and the price of healthcare.

AARP California urges members of Congress and state legislators alike to stand up to "drug-company greed".  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

With 2018 being the worst year on record for hot-car deaths in the U.S., the National Safety Council (NSC) offers a new training program about the dangers of leaving children in cars.

With AMVETS commemorating 75 years as a "Veterans Service Organization", the group's national commander discusses its history and current activities.

AARP Kansas urges the Legislature to pass an expansion of "KanCare".

AARP Pennsylvania urges the General Assembly to help lower prescription-drug costs.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) believes that legislation to end the tax credit on electric vehicles would save taxpayers billions of dollars--and would strengthen investment in infrastructure.

The president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) discusses the third-annual "National Day of Racial Healing" (Tuesday, January 22nd)--which helps communities celebrate their common humanity.

With the runoff election coming up, AARP Mississippi again reminds the state's residents about "the power of the older voter".

According to HNTB, passing a new infrastructure package is an enormous opportunity for both President Trump and Congress.

AARP Mississippi reminds the state's residents about "the power of the older voter"--and about how the midterm elections will affect them.

With anger rising over the state's fiscal crisis, AARP Illinois urges voters to take action at the polls.

A new poll from Politico and AARP finds that significant majorities of older voters in Pennsylvania are concerned about healthcare access and costs.

According to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), electric companies continue to restore power to customers affected by Hurricane Florence--despite challenging work.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) urges the Trump administration to avoid pushing for more "E-15" in the nation's fuel mix.

According to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), America's electric-power industry is ready to respond to power outages resulting from Hurricane Florence.

According to AARP Kansas, the "Kansas Lay Caregiver Act" is helping make the lives of the state's caregivers easier.

On behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist describes why parents and caregivers need to avoid leaving kids alone in hot cars.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers believes that the Administration's proposed auto tariffs would harm American families and the economy.

On behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the founder of "Mom Central" says that--especially during the summer--parents and caregivers must avoid leaving kids alone in a car.

A new report from the Colorado Petroleum Council (CPC) details just how much the natural-gas and oil industry contributes to the state's quality of life, education, health, and economy.

On behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a former NTSB chair reminds parents and caregivers to avoid leaving children alone in hot vehicles.

AMVETS again urges Americans to help complete the "National Desert Storm War Memorial".

The New Jersey Petroleum Council (NJPC) urges lawmakers to protect consumers by rejecting "unfair" subsidies for nuclear plants.

HNTB believes that local officials who are dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey should be trying to lessen the potential for future damage from floodwaters.

According to the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA), natural gas continues to provide plentiful, clean, and affordable energy.

The leader of API New York discusses natural gas and oil's major contributions to the state's economy.

The Coalition for Future Mobility urges Congress to pass a bill on self-driving vehicles.

The North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC) and API South Carolina both believe that developing energy resources in the Atlantic could bring more economic benefits to their states.

Listen to statements from many of those participating in the American Sugar Alliance's 34th-annual International Sweetener Symposium--which is being held August 4th-9th in San Diego.

In the wake of Gov. Cooper's announcement, the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC) says that opposing offshore energy development hurts workers, consumers, and businesses.

On behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, members of Congress urge parents and caregivers to avoid leaving kids alone in hot cars.

AARP Pennsylvania discusses how the state's "CARE Act" is about to officially take effect.

AARP Georgia opposes a voucher system for Medicare and "age rating" for insurance.

AARP Pennsylvania applauds the withdrawal of the "American Health Care Act".

HNTB supports President Trump's calls for greater investment in America's infrastructure.

AARP Pennsylvania is convening a meeting to explore challenges and opportunities for transportation in Philadelphia--with a goal of helping it become a more-livable city.

The Missouri Retailers Association (MRA) supports "Amendment 3" on the November ballot.

AARP Pennsylvania calls on the candidates to "Take A Stand" on Social Security.

During the State Policy Network's national meeting (October 3rd-6th), two self-described "citizen watchdogs" from Illinois have been recognized with the 2016 Vernon K. Krieble Foundation "Unsung Hero Award".

Yes on 3 for Kids calls on Dirt Cheap to drop its opposition to Missouri's "Amendment 3".

AARP Arizona, AARP Georgia, AARP Minnesota, AARP North Carolina, AARP Virginia, and AARP Wisconsin--along with other groups--call on Congress to pass the "RAISE Family Caregivers Act".

Raise Your Hand for Kids supports Missouri's Early Childhood Education Initiative.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) remains concerned that nuclear plants in several states are at risk of prematurely shutting down--with the Department of Energy recently hosting a summit on the issue.

AARP Hawaii urges the Legislature to pass the "CARE Act".

AARP Nebraska urges the Legislature to pass both the "Assisting Caregiver Transitions Act" and an income-tax credit for caregivers.

A new study on behalf of the National Mining Association (NMA) details just how much the Obama administration's "Clean Power Plan" may end up costing consumers.

A study commissioned by the National Mining Association (NMA) finds that a federal stream-protection proposal could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

A survey from AARP finds that the majority of older New Jerseyans support a state plan to help residents build their own private retirement savings.

The National Mining Association (NMA) believes that a new federal stream-protection proposal may be both counterproductive and unnecessary.

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), state officials should be concerned about premature closures of nuclear plants.

AARP Arizona celebrates Social Security's 80th anniversary.

A study that was commissioned by the National Mining Association (NMA) quantifies just how much mine-permit delays can discourage investment.

A retired ATF agent says that vacationers may very well be sharing the road this summer with cigarette smugglers.

Now that New Jersey's "CARE Act" has officially taken effect, AARP urges neighboring states to follow its lead.

At this year's annual conference of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Daniel Yergin of IHS and nuclear CEOs alike cited an urgent need for electric-market reforms.

During this year's "Infrastructure Week" (May 11th-15th)--and with federal transportation funding set to expire at the end of May--officials with the National Association of Counties (NACo) have urged Congress to take action.

On behalf of the National Mining Association (NMA), a former commissioner with the Missouri Public Service Commission says that the EPA's planned rules on coal-based power plants might end up causing America's electric grid to break.

Responding to Gov. Cuomo, the New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC) says that his ban on hydraulic fracturing doesn't help families or local governments.

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC) says that the new statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing "is short-sighted and reckless".

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce asks the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their "waters of the U.S." proposal.

AARP New Jersey urges the Board of Public Utilities to decide a long-pending rate case involving Jersey Central Power & Light.

A retired ATF agent says that, during the holidays, cigarette smugglers will be very active along the East Coast.

In the wake of President Obama's executive action on immigration, the president of The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation says that Congress needs to work on creating a guest-worker program.

Voters' guides from AARP Hawaii spotlight the candidates' positions on both national and state issues.

According to the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), seniors and retirees are particularly concerned about higher energy bills being caused by new regulations on coal-powered electricity.

A report by IHS CERA finds that reducing diversity in America's power supply would significantly harm the economy.

The president of AARP Foundation discusses how her organization's "Drive to End Hunger" initiative is a national sponsor of the National Association of Letter Carriers' food drive this year.

A senior vice-president at Booz Allen Hamilton discusses recent survey findings that underscore the need for acquisition reform at the Department of Defense.

The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) continues to use a "business mindset" in supporting efforts to help veterans find jobs.

AARP Virginia urges the General Assembly to take advantage of enhanced federal funding for healthcare coverage.

AARP Arizona is participating in the recently launched "Fraud Watch Network".

AARP Arizona lists its legislative priorities for 2014.

The 60 Plus Association is supporting Florida's newest trauma centers against a legal challenge that could close them down.

AARP Arizona reminds seniors that this year's "Open Enrollment" period for Medicare is about to end.

AARP Massachusetts urges people to thank America's caregivers.

According to AARP Arizona, family caregivers often experience changes in their own lives.

The "Digital 4th" coalition urges Congress to reform the "Electronic Communications Privacy Act" (ECPA).

The new "Stop Sarasota Waste NOW" campaign claims that the Sarasota County Public Hospital District abuses its taxing authority over the county's residents.

Officials representing various members of the National Association of Counties (NACo) discuss how their counties--and their constituents--are benefitting from the NACo/CVS Caremark "Prescription Discount Card Program".

AARP Arizona reminds people to not be confused by the overlapping open-enrollment periods for Medicare and the "Health Insurance Marketplace".

According to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), with the U.S. Postal Service's finances improving, it may now be more important to repeal a unique congressional mandate.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) believes that nuclear energy must play a strong role in helping achieve U.S. climate goals.

According to AARP Massachusetts, the state's special election may be very important in determining the future of Social Security and Medicare.

Listen to statements from many of the participants in the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) "fly-in"--which was held May 7-9 in Washington.

The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm urges Congress to protect funding for the "Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program" (LIHEAP).

A survey from TXP finds that Texans are spending more on gambling in neighboring states.

Officials representing various members of the National League of Cities (NLC) discuss how their cities--and their constituents--are benefitting from the NLC/CVS Caremark "Prescription Discount Card Program".

AARP Massachusetts believes that enacting the "chained CPI" would harm both veterans and seniors.

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) reiterates its call for Congress to pass the "Marketplace Fairness Act".

A civil lawsuit filed by the Zalkin Law Firm, on behalf of a U.S. military veteran, alleges sexual abuse by a former Scoutmaster.

The Texas Association of Business (TAB) urges legislators to give Texans the right to vote on casino gambling.

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is launching new chapters in such states as Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) urges both houses of Congress to start over on postal reform.

AARP Hawaii develops a voter guide for this year's primary election.

The state director of AARP D.C. discusses how HIV/AIDS continues to affect the 50+ population.

Now that Amazon.com is collecting sales taxes in Texas, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) reiterates its call for Congress to pass national "e-fairness" legislation.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) believes that--after the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision--America's nurses will play a crucial role in the nation's healthcare.

The "Carrier Alert" program--which was launched, in part, by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)--allows America's letter carriers to help their elderly or home-bound customers when something may be amiss.

AARP Hawaii supports a proposal that would prevent insurers from becoming voting members on the Hawaii Health Connector Board.

The Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs urges the U.S. Senate to take action against "ambush elections" in the workplace.

The Arizona branch of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) and the Arizona Retailers Association urge Governor Brewer to end the state's "special treatment" of Amazon.com.

The president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) describes how letter carriers in several major U.S. cities are prepared to deliver medicines to residents, in the event of a biological attack.

Even during an election year, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) continues to push for "e-fairness" legislation.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals supports proposed legislation in Congress that's aimed at promoting the development of new antibiotics.

The Coalition to Protect Virginia Jobs is fighting what it calls Greenpeace's "unfounded attacks" against Mercury Paper.

AARP D.C. is concerned about Pepco's rate-hike proposal.

"Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW!" (PCPAN) continues to advocate against the planned merger between Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

Groups such as the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and "Pharmacy Choice and Access Now" (PCAN) are concerned about Texas' current implementation of a Medicaid managed-care model for pharmacy services.

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) continues to push for "e-fairness" legislation in Congress.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that toys are safer this holiday season, due to stronger safety rules.

To mark this year's Veterans Day, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) receives a new donation of $3 million from Activision.

Speaking on behalf of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF), a small-business owner urges senators to approve the just-introduced "Marketplace Fairness Act".

The American College of Radiology (ACR) urges Congress to avoid making more cuts to Medicare funding of imaging scans.

The executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) believes that Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio all need to do more to encourage private investment in their water infrastructure.

The Coalition for a Fiscally Sound America (CFSA) urges Congress to focus on broad-based spending and tax reform.

"Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW!" (PCPAN) urges the federal government to oppose the planned merger between Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

The president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) says that drastically overhauling the U.S. Postal Service would cost jobs in many other industries--and harm the overall economy.

According to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), drastically overhauling the U.S. Postal Service is both unnecessary and counterproductive.

To help raise awareness of veterans-unemployment issues, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) has teamed up with Pro vs. GI Joe on the "Purpose-Driven Rehab" tour.

The president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) says that authorizing a long-term transportation bill would improve America's infrastructure, create jobs, and stimulate the economy.

Natural Gas for New Jersey commends Gov. Christie's conditional veto of a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state.

On behalf of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the head of U. S. Steel urges Congress to pass the "Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act".

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launches a campaign that targets "onerous" and "unpredictable" federal regulations.

According to AARP Hawaii, the state may not be preparing enough for the costs of its aging society.

On behalf of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.), families are meeting with members of Congress to discuss the importance of Medicaid and children's hospitals.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

The leader of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) describes how state and local governments are looking for new ways to tax their residents.

A new report sponsored by the American Energy Alliance (AEA) finds that repealing tax deductions on U.S. energy companies would exacerbate the federal deficit.

A new study that was commissioned, in part, by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) examined the impact on the American economy of the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" urges the Federal Reserve to base its final swipe-fee regulations on its "fair and reasonable" proposed rule.

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) criticizes the just-announced release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Reform Swipe Fees NOW! applauds Congress for protecting "commonsense" swipe-fee reform by voting against the Tester-Corker Amendment.

With long-term care in the Islands much more expensive than on the Mainland, AARP Hawaii believes that the state's residents should prepare more to meet their own care-related needs.

The president of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) describes how the U.S. government should be responding to rising oil prices.

"Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" is urging Congress to reject proposed legislation that would delay the implementation of last year's reforms.

A recent study from AARP finds that older New Yorkers don't have what they need to accomplish their most-important goals.

A recent study from AARP looks at how older African-Americans throughout New York are coping with economic difficulties.

The "Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" coalition of business owners is urging the government to avoid weakening reforms that are aimed at combating "excessive" swipe fees.

The president of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) discusses his organization's lawsuits against the EPA over regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions and increased levels of ethanol in gasoline.

According to the Fetzer Institute's "Survey of Love and Forgiveness in American Society", most Americans believe that--if we better understood the values of people in other countries--there would be less conflict.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are among those who are helping make progress in reducing explosive-based threats.

A new, non-partisan Web portal from Votesane PAC aims to empower the electorate--including by accepting online donations to candidates.

The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) launches a new online campaign to oppose "Net Neutrality" rules.

According to a new study, proposed "Net Neutrality" regulations in the U.S. may end up killing jobs.

Toyota Motor Sales USA announces a comprehensive plan to fix accelerator pedals on recalled vehicles and ensure customer safety.

During the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Applied Materials is urging Americans to remember that promoting clean and sustainable energy must be a long-term goal.

According to the president of Business Roundtable, health-care reform should not include a public insurance plan.

Despite the current economic situation, a new report from Pre-K Now--a campaign of the Pew Center on the States--finds that most states are increasing or maintaining their funding of pre-kindergarten programs.

The president of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) discusses how dermatologists are meeting with members of Congress on what's needed in health-care reform.

According to the National Grange, "network neutrality" and other regulations may make it more difficult for rural communities to enjoy broadband access.

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is concerned that proposed legislation concerning long-term-care insurance may cause problems for consumers.

Listen to statements from many of those participating in the 2009 Annual Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA), being held July 17th-20th in Biloxi, Miss.

Members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will participate in a rally in Washington, D.C., to push for a health-care system that offers an option for public health insurance--and that does not tax employee health benefits.

According to a new report on behalf of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA), "group purchasing organizations" can help promote greater efficiency and savings in the U.S. health-care system.

The Campaign for America's Wilderness applauds a new law that adds two-million acres of publicly owned land to the "National Wilderness Preservation System".

The latest MetLife "Survey of the American Teacher" finds both encouraging and not-so-encouraging news, when it comes to American education over the past 25 years.

The president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) applauds the final Congressional approval of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act".


-- Entertainment & Sports --

Joe Mantegna discusses this year's "National Memorial Day Concert"--which will air on PBS on Sunday, May 24th.

John Stamos, Vanessa Williams, and Lee Brice all discuss the 2019 edition of "A Capitol Fourth"--which will air on PBS on Thursday, July 4th.

The executive director of the Indiana Petroleum Council (IPC) discusses how--like many other events--the Indianapolis 500 is all about energy.

With the deadline fast approaching, gymnast Aly Raisman explains how to enter this year's "Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship" program.

According to HNTB Corporation, Levi's Stadium itself may be one of the stars of pro football's big game.

The cast of "TURN: Washington's Spies" marks the AMC show's season premiere by ringing Nasdaq's "Closing Bell".

A full lineup of championship Bellator MMA fights will air live on Spike TV, on Saturday, November 2nd.

During April, WWE Superstar John Cena will match donations of frequent-flier miles to "Make-A-Wish".

Joe Mantegna (in English) and Javier Colón (in Spanish) both discuss the inaugural "National Salute to Veterans"--which will air on PBS on Sunday, November 11th.

According to a new survey from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, over 20 million hot dogs are expected to be consumed at Major League ballparks during the 2012 season.

A new section on American Greetings' website spotlights Taylor Swift.

Trevor Bayne teams up with Autism Speaks and HERSHEY'S Milk and Milkshakes.

MOG's new "All Access" digital-music service may forever change how you discover music.

To coincide with the theatrical release of "FAME" in September, MGM, Six Flags, and MySpace launch the "FAME National Talent Search".

A collaborative effort involving Nintendo of America and the National Association for Music Education (MENC) helps teachers incorporate "Wii Music™" into their lesson plans.


-- Health & Medicine --

During the pandemic, AARP Alabama urges those with a loved-one in a nursing home to ask some questions.

The chief medical advisor at Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) publishes new guidance to treat patients experiencing "anaphylaxis" amid the spread of "COVID-19".

According to AARP Alabama, having a plan can help quell anxiety for caregivers who are worried about "COVID-19".

AARP California urges all California residents to minimize their potential exposure to "COVID-19".  (For these reports in Spanish, click here.)

Free resources from the USDA's "Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service" (APHIS) can help bird owners practice good biosecurity--so that America's poultry remains healthy.

A clinical study from Zimmer Biomet that evaluates whether a mobile app can help in the recovery from hip- or knee-replacement surgery is enrolling patients in select areas--including Columbus, Denver, and Portland.

As social connectedness correlates with good health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota looks at how the state's seniors value their own relationships.

The Leapfrog Group releases its national "Hospital Safety Grade" report for Fall 2019.

On behalf of Pfizer, local pediatricians and nurses from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, and Washington, D.C., discuss why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated.  (Also available are English- and Spanish-language Hispanic-focused versions for New York City--plus similar English- and Spanish-language versions for Phoenix, and similar English- and Spanish-language versions for Chicago.)

The Addiction Policy Forum recognizes eight life-saving addiction programs throughout Illinois.

The Leapfrog Group releases its national "Hospital Safety Grade" report for Spring 2019.

A new poll from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota finds that Minnesotans underestimate the powerful health influence of social determinants--and often don't acknowledge the documented impacts of discrimination and inequity.

According to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), people whose asthma ends up limiting their daily activities might actually have a severe form.

As summer approaches, Orkin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind people to be vigilant about ticks.

One year after opening, Peake ReLeaf--a medical-cannabis dispensary in Maryland--has had thousands of patients.

The Quitplan Services program again offers New Year's tips to help make it easier for Minnesotans to successfully quit smoking.

The new "Ivy Brain Tumor Center" at Barrow Neurological Institute offers bold research trials to more rapidly identify new drugs and seek a cure for the deadliest form of brain cancer--thanks to the largest-ever grant for brain-tumor research.

According to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), many people with "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" (COPD) may be downplaying their symptoms.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota discusses Medicare's latest changes in the state--including how 400,000 seniors are losing their "Medicare Cost" plan.

A new campaign from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota helps Minnesotans with diabetes make behavioral changes and meet their "new norm".

On behalf of Pfizer, a Texas doctor discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated--including against "invasive pneumococcal disease".  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

On behalf of Pfizer, a California doctor discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated--including against "invasive pneumococcal disease".  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

On behalf of Pfizer, a Florida pediatrician discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

Sesame Street and SC Johnson team up to teach families about preventing mosquito bites.

A new campaign from Pfizer aims to help parents understand just how important childhood vaccinations can be.

On behalf of Pfizer, an official with the American Lung Association, a former U.S. surgeon general, and golf professional Jim Furyk discuss how older adults--especially African-Americans--should find out if they need to be vaccinated against "pneumococcal pneumonia".  (For a version in Spanish, click here.)

In light of Zika outbreaks, SC Johnson donates more than 60,000 units of mosquito repellent for U.S. territories.

The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes is a multi-site initiative that's helping to deliver hope to vulnerable populations with diabetes.

Listen to statements from some of the optometrists who participated in the 2014 "Optometry's Meeting®"--which was held June 25th-29th in Philadelphia.

A clinical trial is testing an investigational treatment for "peripheral artery disease" that uses a patient's own stem cells.

The March of Dimes releases its "2013 Premature Birth Report Card".

On behalf of Takeda, the president of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks explains why African-Americans may need to be more proactive in dealing with high blood pressure.

On behalf of Takeda, a doctor reminds people why it's very important to manage their high blood pressure.

Because having well-qualified case managers is increasingly important, the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) has made changes to its eligibility criteria for those seeking to become board-certified case managers.

NxStage launches a new campaign that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of "home hemodialysis".

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers advice to parents on how they can help their children cope more effectively with a disaster.

A survey that was conducted on behalf of Noven Therapeutics finds that moms of children with ADHD see successes in prescription-medication treatment--although challenges remain.

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is involved with a clinical trial that's assessing the use of a child's own cord-blood stem cells to treat autism.

The March of Dimes and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announce that 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are pledging to reduce premature birth.

During "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" (September), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is educating men about this particular type of cancer.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

A study finds that a recently approved combination treatment called “Edarbyclor” may help some patients achieve greater reductions in their blood pressure.

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is involved with a new clinical trial that aims to evaluate the safety of a child's own cord-blood stem cells to treat hearing loss.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) act to remove "homeopathic" HCG weight-loss products from the market.

Courtney Thorne-Smith is involved with a campaign that's aimed at providing women with the information that they need to make well-informed decisions about treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

A new survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) finds that parents of older children are concerned about HPV and other vaccinations.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a Florida state senator discusses a recently approved bill that helps inform parents about preserving cord-blood stem cells.

A clinical-research nurse with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) discusses how anyone can get skin cancer--even if they have darker skin.

A new documentary film produced by Janssen aims to help reduce the fear and stigma that's often associated with schizophrenia.

New research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that adults now represent a majority of inhalant-treatment admissions in the U.S.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), routine screening for cervical cancer can greatly reduce the incidence of disease among African-American women.

On behalf of Diet Coke, a health-and-fitness expert offers tips on how small increases in your regular physical activity can make a big difference for your heart's health.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a researcher describes a new study in Georgia that's looking into whether stem cells from cord blood can help children with cerebral palsy.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a researcher describes a new study in Texas that's looking into the use of a child's own cord blood to treat damaged brain tissue.

According to the just-released 2010 "America's Health Rankings" from United Health Foundation, the nation's healthiness is improving--but slowly.

WebMD announces its 2010 "Year in Health" lists of the top health-related stories, searches, questions, and trends.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), when it comes to breast cancer, progress for Hispanic women in the U.S. is lagging behind.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

The administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes the themes that are related to the 2010 observance of "National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" (September).

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reminds everyone that--no matter how light or dark their skin is--they still may be at risk of developing skin cancer.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is encouraging members of minority populations to learn about cancer clinical trials.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

Officials with the American Public Health Association (APHA) discuss how this year's "National Public Health Week" (April 5-11) focuses on helping individuals make healthy changes.

According to new data released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 12-year-olds are more likely to use potentially deadly inhalants than cigarettes or marijuana.  (For related audio in Spanish, click here.)

According to the chief scientific advisor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, research funding has been very important in helping make progress in the fight against breast cancer.

A new website from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) helps women be able to talk about sexual health with both their doctor and their partner.

On behalf of Walmart Vision Centers, Daisy Fuentes discusses how all children should receive regular, comprehensive vision examinations.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

According to the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), older Americans need to be careful about possible plaque buildup in the legs.

Mayo Clinic and Microsoft recently launched an online application that stores and organizes family health information--and delivers specific reminders and recommendations.

According to a new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine", repeated, intensive interventions increase the likelihood that a smoker will quit successfully.

A new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine" finds that patients who are connected to a particular physician are more likely to both receive guideline-specific care and follow through with treatment.

According to a new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine", telephone counseling is as effective as face-to-face doctor's visits, when it comes to weight loss.


See also our separate pages for listings of "Lens of Liberty" features from The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation (last updated on Friday, February 16, 2018), ConsumerFeatures (last updated on Monday, July 27), public service announcements (last updated on Friday, August 21), "Ways to Make a Green Change" from Whole Foods Market, auto-repair tips from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, "Your Home Improvement Minute" features from NCB, and "Daily Clean-Energy Facts" from the Nuclear Energy Institute.  (In addition, check out demos for the health feature "Journey to Wellness".)