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Do You Want A Public Option in Health Reform?

Listen to former Labor Secretary, Robert Reich’s Update and Exhortation [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nO47FwR3RE[/youtube] THE HOUSE has a pretty good bill with a public option in it, says Mr. Reich, but the Senate’s bill is twisting in the wind, or should I say that arms are being twisted for and against support on the public option. The video […]

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Harvard Creates iPhone Swine Flu App (Video)

Learn What To Do and Keep Abreast of Latest Developments THE NIMBLE programmers of all things iPhone are jumping on the H1N1 (“Swine Flu”) bandwagon with a useful $1.99 Swine Flu Application, which includes videos, animations and text to teach the basics about swine flu, how to reduce its, and how to prepare business for […]

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SuperFreakonomics – Eat Kangaroo! (Video)

Why is walking drunk more dangerous than driving drunk? Why prostitutes are patriotic, particularly in Chicago? Why eating kangaroo can save the planet? And a bunch of other crazy, but evidence-based, stuff from the people of SuperFreakonomics.Watch the video below, and learn more about the book here.

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Senate Finance Committee: “Yes” On Health Bill

Four More Health Bills In Contention LORD KNOWS how it’s going to look when made into law, but one version of America’s health care system overhaul took an unprecedented step forward today when the Senate Finance Committee approved a $829 billion health-care measure that would extend health insurance coverage to an estimated 29 million people. […]

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Keith Olbermann Delivers Hour-Long “Special Comment” On Health Care (VIDEO)

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann devoted his entire show tonight to an hour-long “Special Comment” about America’s need for health care reform. Broken up into the five parts, Mr. Olberman delves into: -How health care is a decaying system that fails to take care of our citizens; -How health insurance business models focus more on profit than […]

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Fox News’s Shepard Smith Spars Over Health Care Reform

Corrects Inaccurate Portrayals, Cites Insurance Lobbyist Influence Fox Network, News Anchorman Shepard Smith has not been shy lately in challenging his TV guests about their “facts” and “talking points”. In the video above, he challenges a Senator’s depiction of the “public option” for health care reform.

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Jimmey Kimmel on iPhone Health Care

A Health Care Primer for Apple Hipsters [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITT6bYYGVfM[/youtube] HAVEN’T BEEN following the trails and tribulations of Congress’s attempt to revamp how American’s get health care? Well, now you can have it sung to you! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel introduces a new iPhone App that let’s President Obama sing a new tune on health care.  “T-Pain” leads […]

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FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”… Has the Time Come?

Sounds Like Utopia, But At What Price? IN RESEARCHING material for his new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, filmmaker Michael Moore dug up some long forgotten film footage of president Franklin Roosevelt presenting what Roosevelt called a Second Bill of Rights during his State of the Union Address on January 11, 1944. To the various […]

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HIV Vaccine Breakthrough!

Vaccine Shows Promise in Preventing HIV Infection [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwHIw8QGUnY[/youtube] RESEARCHERS ARE now able to prevent a third of new HIV infections after a three year long trial, bringing them one step closer to finding an HIV vaccine.  It’s still in test mode, but the results are very promising.  Watch the video above, and for more details […]

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TARP Inspector: Financial System May Now Be In A “Far More Dangerous Place” (VIDEO)

Moral hazard (tails you loose, heads I win) has increased and “is far more dangerous today than a year ago.” Neil Barofsky, TARP Inspector [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvwKzF6TLKo[/youtube] FILE THIS one under “Financial Health” so it doesn’t seem to far off this site’s main focus, your personal health.  I’m compelled to blog about this because it’s so important.  […]

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Longevity Tips from the World’s Oldest Man

Simple Conceptually, Harder in Practice     ACCORDING TO scientific studies, the most promising way you can increase your longevity is to restrict the calories you consume.  The earliest calorie restriction studies first began a couple of decades ago.  Given that the average lifespan of a human being is relatively long to the humans conducting […]

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