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THIS JUST IN October 24, 2011  

Did we meet Healthy People 2010 goals?

The nation met or made progress toward 71% of the goals for Healthy People 2010, according to the CDC. Average life expectancy increased by 1 year and death rates declined in many of the program's focus areas. However, health disparities decreased for only 7% of the program's objectives and obesity rates increased across all age groups.

IOM: Guidelines for essentials benefits package

The Institute of Medicine has released the report Essential Health Benefits, which recommends a process that would help the Department of Health and Human Services define the benefits that should be included in the essential health benefits package and update the benefits to take into account advances in science, gaps in access, and the effect of any benefit changes on cost.

ED visits for traumatic brain injuries on the rise

According to the CDC, the number of annual traumatic brain injury-related ED visits increased significantly between 2001 and 2009 from 153,375 to 248,418, with the highest rates among males age 10 to 19.

Congress2011 is about to begin--follow it on Facebook

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Your role in redesigning healthcare
Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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Stressed out! Strategies for enhancing performance
Deborah Bright, EdD, and Anita B. Crockett, PhD, RN

Structuring education; investing in staffing
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC

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