Archive for July 19th, 2011
And it may be the result of secondhand smoke.
The American Trauma Society has released a fun new map. Unfortunately, it does not have street view, and cannot show you where to find the closest gas station (or Shake Shack). Instead, the interactive map allows the user to gauge the availability (or lack thereof) of advanced trauma care anywhere in the U.S. Inevitably, some of the most fun places in the country are also the most dangerous.
New research shows that personality plays a greater role in obesity than many people would like to admit.
AHL’s Top Story: Coburn Releases $9T Deficit-Reduction Proposals; White House Issues Veto Threat for ‘Cut, Cap & Balance’ Plan
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) yesterday released details of his 10-year, $9 trillion “Back in Black” deficit-reduction proposal, The Hill reports. Coburn said the details of the plan could serve as a menu of policy options for negotiators as they develop fiscal year 2012 budget and debt-limit agreements (Bolton , The Hill, 7/18). The plan proposes a series of GOP-favored spending cuts to federal agencies and entitlement programs, including Medicaid and Medicare, and a variety of revenue-generating tax loophole closures that Democrats favor (Steinhauer, “The Caucus,” New York Times, 7/18). The package includes $106.7 billion in spending reductions at HHS, along with a plan to cut costs in Medicare and Medicaid by $2.64 trillion over the same period. In addition, the package would raise about $962 billion in revenue by eliminating a series of tax breaks (Bolton , The Hill, 7/18). In addition, the White House on Monday in a statement of administration policy warned House Republican leaders that the president would veto the House GOP-sponsored budget and debt-limit bill (HR 2560), known as the “cut, cap and balance” measure, The Hill reports. The House is scheduled to vote on the proposal this evening (Youngman, The Hill, 7/18).