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We’ve all seen the scary headlines about the obesity epidemic. And there are no shortage of initiatives aimed at getting Americans — particularly kids — to eat right.
The tricky part is making eating right cool and the sort of habit that kids will want to do for a lifetime.
So what do the earnest health officials who are always talking about this do to get their message to break through? Enlist HBO and iCarly.
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At the ripening age of 80 years old — more than 35 of them spent in Congress — Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is scrapping for political survival. On Tuesday he faces State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in his party’s primary.
In many ways, contemporary American politics — at least in the upper echelons — is an older person’s game. The average age of lawmakers in the 112th Congress, according to the Congressional Research Service, “is among ...Continue Reading →
It may sound counterintuitive, but a panel of experts from the Institute of Medicine has concluded that the best way to slow the nation’s breakneck spending on medical care is to impose a tax on every health care transaction.
That tax — amount TBD, but possibly a half-percent or so — would go to replenish the coffers of the nation’s state and local public health agencies. In so doing, according to the IOM panel, the public health workforce could renew ...Continue Reading →
As if there wasn’t enough outrage already about the “excessive and wasteful” spending by the federal government’s General Services Administration at a 2010 conference in Las Vegas, now there’s video evidence that seems to show that some GSA employees think it’s funny to joke about wasting taxpayers’ money.
The House Committee on Oversight Government Reform has released a rap video made by a GSA employee in Hawaii in which he pokes fun at ...Continue Reading →