Ongoing snippets of information for your consideration…
Prolonged TV Viewing Bad For Health – Have you ever thought that your TV was killing you? If so, then you are actually correct. A new study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that that prolonged television viewing is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. Studying “TV addicts” from 1970 to 2011, the analysis found that cutting back on your daily consumption of watching television can drastically change your health. So, put down that remote and go outside!
Healthcare Prices Continuing To Grow – According to a recent analysis on medical sector spending by the Altarum Institute, healthcare prices rose 2 percent in April 2011 compared to where they were in April 2010. Making the fourth straight month of such growth, prices for hospitals and physicians grew only 1.5 percent while the cost of prescription drugs rose 4.3 percent. Just another sign of how the healthcare industry continues to boom.
Districts With Older Populations Vote GOP – It likely comes as no surprise to some, but a recent Bloomberg analysis has showed that nine out of the 10 districts across the United States with the most people ages 45-54 are represented by Republicans. With 90 percent of these congressional districts siding with the GOP, many political observers are worried that the recent plans to change Medicare could hurt Republicans’ chances of maintaining control over these areas. So, yet again, Medicare comes to the forefront of electoral strategy.
Huntsman Makes It Official – After months of speculation and beating around the bush, former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman officially announced Tuesday at Liberty State Park in New Jersey that he was running for president. The former Governor of Utah is now the newest “top-tier” candidate in a very crowded Republican primary. It’s going to be interesting to watch as the moderate Huntsman now must navigate the terrain of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Michigan, and Florida…
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