Federal officials have declared a rash of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Mid-Atlantic coast an "unusual mortality event," seizing a role in the investigation that could bring money for needed tests. Ninety-one dead or dying dolphins washed ashore in July, followed by 35 in the first week of August.
The U.S. gained 195,000 jobs last month, with unemployment holding steady at 7.6%, according to new jobs figures that surpassed many analysts expectations. The strong data could spur the Fed to action and lead to a tapering off of its stimulus program. "The strong advance in the employment count provides support for the Federal Reserve to start to taper back on its quantitative easing in the near future," said Kathy Bostjancic of the Conference Board.
Registered dietitians can team up with registered dietetic technicians to reduce their workload and free up time to see more patients. DTR Katrelia Robinson says she screens patients at a California hospital, identifying those with basic dietary needs who she can help so that RD Julianne Kanzaki can focus on more complex cases.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday the distribution of almost $32 million in grants aimed at enrolling more children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in 22 states. "Today's grants will ensure that more children across the nation have access to the quality health care they need," Sebelius said.
The Treasury Department has issued a regulation that allows alcoholic-beverage containers to include nutrition labels, listing fat, calories and other facts, but they are not mandatory for now. Not all alcohol manufacturers are expected to add nutrition labels, but the Alcohol and Tobacco Trade and Tax Bureau is considering regulations proposed in 2007 that would make them mandatory.