2013: Things that Made Us Go “Hmmm…” In the Health Sphere

It is time to bid farewell to 2013 and gear up for the adventures that await us in 2014. But, before we cast our eyes toward the future, let’s take a brief moment to reflect – in the immortal words of C+C Music Factory – on the top five “things that made us go ‘hmmm…’” in the health sphere over the past year.

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5. Despite the fact that one quarter of Americans have trouble putting food on the table, Congress voted to cut $4.1 billion from …read more

Congressional Hunger Games

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It would seem that many of our politicians are playing hunger games with the most vulnerable in our nation. Living on $4.50 per day to feed yourself is difficult, especially if you are doing it for longer than a week and it is not the only poverty issue you face. Yet, Senate Democrats voted to cut $4.1 billion from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or about $90 a month in benefits for 500,000 households. At the same time, House Republicans voted to keep farm subsidies, which mostly benefit wealthy individuals and corporations.

Any illusion that …read more