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Comment period extension requested for 2015 Dietary Guidelines report - AgMinute for March 4, 2015

The North American Meat Institute has asked USDA and Department of Health and Human Services to extend the comment period for the scientific report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee from 45 days to 120 days. For more information visit

Campaigners Slam EU Fracking Project Over Companies Incurring Damage

A EU-funded fracking research project has come under fire after Scottish news service website CommonSpace reported Wednesday the $13.3-million program involved companies "known for causing environmental and human harm in other parts of the world."

A-Rod Already Taking Heat From ‘NY Daily News’ After Going 0-For-2 Vs. Pitching Machine

11 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

On Monday, the New York Yankees held an intrasquad game, but rather than using human pitchers, they resorted to the services of a pitching machine that goes by the name of “Iron Mike.” Mark Teixeira, Didi Gregorius, Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew and Garrett Jones were all hitless on the day, going a combined […]

Pregnant Women to Qualify for Special Insurance Enrollment - US Democrats

US Democratic Senators said in a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that the US Department of Health and Human Services should create a special insurance enrollment period for pregnant women.

I lost a patient, but gained a friend

Loss is something all humans face in their everyday lives.  As a physician, the effects are often magnified.  People die, they move away, they graduate from your services, or occasionally they pursue care elsewhere.  Parting can sometimes bring relief, and others a deep sense of failure.  But with Clara, I’m not sure we actually parted.  […]

Law school applications are in decline because "machine intelligence is beginning to substitute for lawyers..."

"... particularly at the low end of the legal profession. Document discovery is moving from human to machines. Legalzoom and similar services are encroaching on the production of simple documents, like many wills and trusts. And once machines get into an area, they dominate over time."Writes lawprof John O. McGinnis.

In Defiance of Congress, Nutritional Panel Says Eating Meat Damages Environment

4 days agoNews : Vice News

The group that advises the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Heath and Human Services on changes to federal nutrition guidelines says a plant-based diet is more environmentally sustainable.

IRS Customer Service Deteriorates

The quality of the IRS customer services has deteriorated due to the cuts to its budget.  As at February this year, only 43 percent of calls made to the IRS got through to a human being.  And the average waiting time was 28 minutes.Show More Summary

Keeping watch over the Department of Health and Human Services

Daniel R. Levinson has headed the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade. In this role, he manages a staff of 1,600 employees who delve into some of the government’s hot-button issues, including health care, medical research, food and drug safety, disease prevention, welfare, and […]

Burwell: A Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare will hurt millions of poor

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell Back in December, House Republicans wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, demanding to know how the Obama administration was going to bail out Republicans if the Supreme Court grants their wish and guts Obamacare in King v. Show More Summary

State Senate questions why so many foster kids are being drugged

The California Senate Human Services Committee began deliberations on what some members called the “staggering number” of foster children on psychiatric medications as it considers a wide range of possible policy changes to reduce the unwarranted use of the powerful drugs.

Burwell: Administration Has ‘No Plans’ If Court Throws Out Health Tax Credits

The secretary of Health and Human Services told a key Republican senator the administration has no plan should the Supreme Court gut the Affordable Care Act in a case to be heard next week.

Vine Video Sharing Service Posts Position For an Office Dog on Their Job Board

Vine, the abbreviated video sharing service has hilariously posted a position on their job board seeking an official Office Dog to to join their “growing team of humans.” Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. We’re building tools to help people and animals come together in a new and profound […]

-Arkansas: These Parents Not Allowed to Pray with Their Children?

(Photo: Facebook / Bring the Stanley kids home) This is actually a story about a Christian family that has been torn apart by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The state officials swooped in on January 12 and took the 7 children out of this Christian home without any reasons given to date. Maybe it […]

Diet Change and Climate Change

Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger A draft set of new dietary guidelines released yesterday by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was backed by a 571-page scientific report from...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Lobbied Reagan Administration For Medicare Fraudster

Sounds like Jeb is a fixer and a bag man, just like his father. Oops! WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush personally lobbied the secretary of health and human services, while his father was vice president, on behalf of a Miami figure who would later...Show More Summary

Ag Groups Comment on Proposed Dietary Guidelines

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted their recommendations to the Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA will...Show More Summary

It's Time To Get Real: Humanize Your Brand

These days, brands are doing everything they can to position products and services. This includes trying to appeal to customers at a human level. A great example is brands' efforts with trust marketing. Trust is necessary if we are to think of brands in human terms. Show More Summary

New Hampshire House Committee Considers Circumcision Bill

A bill pertaining to circumcision was heard in a New Hampshire house committee Tuesday. HB251 – FN is currently in the house Health, Human Services & Elderly Affairs committee according to the New Hampshire government’s website. TheShow More Summary

Consumers 'in line' for Obamacare can still enroll by Feb. 22: HHS' Burwell

U.S. consumers who are already in the process of enrolling in the federal health insurance marketplace will have until Feb. 22 to complete their application, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday. Fewer...Show More Summary

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