Peace Beauty Life Light Love Balance Imagination

RSS

Posts tagged with "health"

Romney-Mourdock-GOP: Wrong for Women… Way Wrong (by DemRapidResponse)

Oct 2

Starved by the Bell - Kids Protest School Lunch Calorie Limits - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 09/27/12 - Video Clip | Comedy Central

"Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity faces lethargic backlash as hungry Kansas students protest school lunch calorie limits."

Oct 2

Who's Afraid of Virginia?

The outcome of the senate race between Tim Kaine and George Allen will reverberate far beyond the state’s borders.

Oct 2

jenngofett:

https://gottaregister.com

(Source: wickedclothes)

Oct 2

For hospitals, health reform starts today

"There are two big parts of the health reform law going into effect today. One penalizes hospitals if patients are re-admitted to the hospital within one month of a visit for a condition that should have been dealt with on the first trip. The other seeks to redistribute higher Medicare payments to the hospitals that are delivering better care.

Both are part of an effort to fundamentally transform the health-care system in the United States by moving it from a system that pays for value rather than volume. If efforts like these succeed, hospitals will become more concerned with delivering higher quality health care. If they don’t, health providers will continue to earn a living the way they have for decades: By earning a fee for every service they deliver.”

Republican Attack on Women’s Rights. Part 1

think-progress:

Terrible  —>  New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez requires women seeking childcare assistance to prove they were “forcibly raped.”

think-progress:

Terrible  —>  New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez requires women seeking childcare assistance to prove they were “forcibly raped.”

May 9

Not enough is being done to combat malnutrition - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

"Although malnutrition is the underlying cause of a third of child deaths, it has not received the same high-profile campaigning and investment as other causes of child mortality, such as HIV/AIDS or malaria. This has meant that while the child mortality rate from malaria has been cut by a third since 2000, child malnutrition rates in Africa have decreased by less than 0.3 per cent.

Yet the costs - both in human and economic terms - are huge. Pervasive long-term malnutrition erodes the foundations of the global economy by destroying the potential of millions of children. The direct cost of malnutrition is estimated at $20 to $30 billion per year and children stunted from malnutrition are predicted to earn an average of 20 per cent less when they become adults. It is estimated that two to three per cent of a country’s national income can be lost to malnutrition.

Al Jazeera interviews Ertharin Cousin
from the UN World Food Programme

Research is clear about what needs to be done. A package of basic measures - including fortifying basic foods with essential minerals or vitamins, encouraging exclusive breastfeeding for children up to six months of age, and better investment in cash transfers with payments targeted at the poorest families - can turn the tide on malnutrition and reduce vulnerability to food price spikes.”

Apr 4
kateoplis:

“Copenhagen, a city of 1.2 million people [the bicycle-friendliest place on the planet], saves $357 million a year on health costs because something like 80 percent of its population commutes by bicycle, even in winter. That’s $300 per person per year. 
Clearly, the reason the new Danish minister of the interior said she’d ‘rather invest in cycle tracks than freeways,’ is that only one of those has a positive return.” [photo: Ben]
From Copenhagen’s biannual Bicycle Account | Grist 

kateoplis:

“Copenhagen, a city of 1.2 million people [the bicycle-friendliest place on the planet], saves $357 million a year on health costs because something like 80 percent of its population commutes by bicycle, even in winter. That’s $300 per person per year.

Clearly, the reason the new Danish minister of the interior said she’d ‘rather invest in cycle tracks than freeways,’ is that only one of those has a positive return.” [photo: Ben]

From Copenhagen’s biannual Bicycle Account | Grist 

Mar 1

Senate Democrats Defeat Blunt Amendment, Protect Women’s Health (by SenateDemocrats)

Dec 1

You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson  (via psychedelicism)

(Source: terramantra)

Sep 4
(via The Human Cost of Energy: Scientific American)

(via The Human Cost of Energy: Scientific American)

Oct 6

Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond. Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life’s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be. Often referred to as one of the first existentialist philosophers along with Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Nietzsche’s revitalizing philosophy has inspired leading figures in all walks of cultural life, including dancers, poets, novelists, painters, psychologists, philosophers, sociologists and social revolutionaries.

Posted via email from Joshua Oakley - Dreams Poetry Visions Imagination Beauty | Comment »