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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The National Hospital Bill: Growth Trends and 2005 Update on the Most Expensive Conditions

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb42.jsp

In 2005 the national hospital bill totaled nearly $875 billion for 39 million hospital stays. The cost represents an increase of 89% since 1997. Also provides information on the 20 most expensive conditions and trends from 1997 through 2005. From the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality.

Virginia Annual Recycling Rate Report: Calendar Year 2006 Summary

Categories: Environment,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

http://www.deq.state.va.us/recycle/documents/RRRCY2006_000.pdf

Compiles recycling information from 352 cities, counties and towns in Virginia. Reports that 3.7 million tons of materials were recycled in 2006. Offers totals and rates by locality. From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

Coming Soon to a Country Near You: Kosovo Sovereignty

Categories: East Europe,Russia

http://www.usip.org/resources/coming-soon-country-near-you-kosova-sovereignty

Discusses the reasons for U.S. support of a sovereign Kosovo and how this diplomatic position affects relations with Russia and Serbia. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2006

Categories: Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_235.pdf

Statistics on the adult civilian population covering chronic health conditions, health status, mental health conditions, health care access and utilization, functional limitations, and human immunodeficiency virus testing. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Federal Prosecution of Child Sex Exploitation Offenders, 2006

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/fpcseo06.htm

Presents federal criminal case processing statistics on child sex offenses, including sex transportation, sexual abuse, and child pornography. Also presents some trend data from 1994 to 2006. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.SenateReport#report

Report from the minority members of a Senate committee in reaction to the Nobel Peace Prize for the UN IPCC and former Vice-president Al Gore. Argues against scientific consensus on climate change and lists 400 scientists who have voiced objections to the global warming consensus view. From the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Final Report of the Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Veterans

http://www.dodfuturehealthcare.net/images/103-06-2-Home-Task_Force_FINAL_REPORT_122007.pdf

Calls for reforms to the military health care system that would better integrate direct care with contacted services care, adopt best health care practices from the private sector, improve management controls over costs, and implement wellness and preventive guidelines. From the Task Force and the Department of Defense.

Report of the Members of the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

http://www.house.gov/capuano/news/2007/121907ethics/Ethics%20Report.pdf

Calls for the creation of an independent Office of Congressional Ethics with nonpartisan professional staff within the House of Representatives to investigate allegations of ethics violations by members. From the House of Representatives.

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