From The Center for Public Integrity: One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.
From The Center for Public Integrity: On her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. “I believe the best ideas to solve our nation’s problems will come from people like you,” Black writes, “not Washington bureaucrats and special interest groups.”
CLARK — Valley Road School kindergarten students from Mrs. Sakowski’s class are using iPads in a new way to learn basic skills. Mrs. Wilkinson was working with these students on matching items with the same beginning sound.
TRENTON – Today, Assembly committees will consider legislation intended to help create jobs and economic development, help families pay for college, improve coastal evacuations, help residents combat mold that can occur after flooding, improve fire safety in new homes and protect against abuse of common cold and cough medicines.
Dear EarthTalk: How clear (or not) are the links between the rising incidents of cancers around the world and the prevalence of synthetic chemicals in modern society? — Alberto Buono, Lee, MA
DENVILLE – The holiday season is a time families gather and spend quality time with loved ones. It is also a time that can raise questions about the health of family members, cognitive health of aging family members. With Alzheimer’s disease in particular, the Alzheimer’s Association says that it is important to know what the disease is and that it is not normal aging.
PERTH AMBOY — The Salvation Army, located on 433 State Street, Perth Amboy, will receive and distribute 100 Thanksgiving meals, according to Councilman Fernando Gonzalez
by James Devine LINDEN — The battle between ShopRite and Walmart is one taxpayers should know about because the deck is stacked against a company with a reputation of caring for the community, good shopping values, generous treatment of employees…
Dear EarthTalk: I heard that species of flora and fauna are dying at a growing rate globally. How is this calculated and which types of species are dwindling faster? — Colin Gooder, Franklin, NC
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Thanksgiving is filled with good food, company, and gratitude. For many people, it’s also the source of weight gain and anxiety. This season, don’t let the holidays derail your healthy habits. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to eat right, stay active, and reduce stress.