According to the results of a survey published in Childhood Obesity, elementary school kids don’t seem to mind healthier school lunches required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture once they get over their initial objections. Read more
INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
According to scientists at the American Heart Association, heart attack patients who arrive at off times in hospital ERs have a 13 percent higher risk of dying, compared to people who are brought in during normal hours. Read more
- SLICE OF HISTORY
In Independence, Missouri, President Lyndon Johnson dramatically expands health care coverage in America by signing the law creating Medicare and Medicaid. He’s in Missouri to honor former president Harry S. Truman, who had first proposed a national health insurance plan 20 years earlier. But Truman’s proposal had stalled in Congress, largely due to staunch opposition from the American Medical Association (AMA), which coined the term “socialized medicine” to describe the concept. Within a year of the law finally going into effect, almost 20 million people signed up. Get the full story.