The Military's Showdown Over PTSD

(CBS) Twenty-two year old combat medic Jonathan Norrell volunteered for every mission during his year in Iraq.

He was bombed, ambushed, treating wounded under fire - and the memories still haunt him, CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reports.

Study Links Lack of Sleep to Weight Gain in Babies

April 8, 2008 · A new study found that infants and toddlers who slept less than 12 hours a day were more than twice as likely to be overweight by age 3, further evidence that how much we sleep affects how much we weigh.

Researchers from Harvard University interviewed moms and weighed 915 babies — beginning at birth and then again at 6 months and 3 years of age.

'Truth booth' at Westfield mall - P'burg Grandma says it is 'neat'

Laura Moore paused yesterday as she walked through Westfield Franklin Park, stopping briefly at a kiosk in the center of the mall to watch images of a developing fetus scroll across a television.

McCain's Voodoo Health Economics

Elizabeth Edwards has cancer. John McCain has had cancer in the past. Last weekend, Mrs. Edwards bluntly pointed out that neither of them would be able to get insurance under Mr. McCain’s health care plan.

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE: Let's Try a Dose. We're Bound to Feel Better

"Socialized medicine" is the bogeyman that just won't die. The epithet has been hurled at every national health plan since the New Deal -- even Medicare, which critics warned would strip Americans of their freedom.

Take that skinny people!

I found this last night and thought it was interesting considering the discussions we've had here about health care and issues involving weight and smoking.

Fat people are cheaper to treat...
A snip from the middle of the article


The folks who invented the credit score for lenders are hard at work developing a similar tool for hospitals and other health care providers.

France is healthcare leader, US comes dead last: study


France is tops, and the United States dead last, in providing timely and effective healthcare to its citizens, according to a survey Tuesday of preventable deaths in 19 industrialized countries.

Council mulls $65,000 for CareNet funding

Toledo City Council next week will again consider
helping to fund the health-care program for uninsured Lucas County
residents created by former Mayor Jack Ford.
Councilman Mike Craig introduced an ordinance yesterday during the
agenda review meeting to provide $65,000 in operating funds to CareNet.

YOUR turn in the Barrel, drinkers and fatasses

Obesity worse for cancer than smoking, says landmark study (and alcohol and red meat are a danger too)
31st October 2007

Being overweight increases the risk of getting cancer more than smoking does, it was revealed today.
A landmark study found that being overweight, drinking alcohol and eating red meat can all increase the risk of the deadly disease.

Wounded vets also suffer financial woes

By JEFF DONN and KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press writers 26 minutes ago

TEMECULA, Calif. - He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq.

The health care mess in Toledo


Last Saturday

A realistic look at the health care crisis

I knew it would happen. I didn

Fired aide often disciplined

Dwayne Morehead, who got a $48,500-a-year city job after volunteering in the mayoral campaign of Carty Finkbeiner and was fired last month, was disciplined or counseled 11 times during Jack Ford's administration, mostly for poor attendance.

Toledo official fired over issue of medical leave

Dwayne Morehead, who campaigned hard for Carty Finkbeiner for mayor in 2005 but later claimed racial discrimination over a job reassignment, has been fired.

Mr. Morehead, 34, was an administrative specialist with the city's Board of Community Relations at an annual salary of $45,000. He was terminated for "job abandonment," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.

Romney: Mass. health plan can be copied

By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer Fri Aug 24, 1:06 AM ET

BOSTON - Former Gov. Mitt Romney says other states can replicate Massachusetts' program of universal health care if the federal government creates an environment in which private health insurance can expand.

Great News! The Obesity Virus Found!!!!!!!!

Alternate thread title: Why I will never again pay any attention whatsoever to any "scientific study".


Kaptur clause helps to restore funds to St. V's

Article published Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Kaptur clause helps to restore funds to St. V's


ACS-The World's wealthiest 'non-profit' institution

I found this posted elsewhere and it's really an eye opener. It's long but is very interesting information to know and keep handy.

Just a few snippets for you:

They evidentally like real estate and vehicles.


Problems With Privatizing Healthcare

NY Times--Insurance companies have used improper hard-sell tactics to persuade Medicare recipients to sign up for private health plans that cost the government far more than the traditional Medicare program, federal and state officials and consumer advocates say.

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