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Health Status, Health Insurance, and Medical Services Utilization: 2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/p70-133.pdf

This report examines the relationship between medical services use, health status, health insurance coverage, and other demographic and economic characteristics.  Among other disclosures was the fact that working age adults are making fewer visits to medical providers than one decade earlier.  From the Census Bureau

 

Stalking Victims in the United States: Revised

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Statistics,Women

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/svus_rev.pdf

An estimated 3.3 million people were the victims of stalking during a recent 12 month period.  Covers stalking and harassment by demographic characteristics, duration of stalking/harassment, and the nature of behaviors experienced by victims.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

FOIAonline

Categories: Govt Information,Headlines

https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/home

Provides single location for searching for federal information,initiating a Freedom of Information Act request, communicating with the holding agency, and tracking the progress of the request.  From the National Archives and Records Administration and other agencies.

 

The Effects of Student Coaching in College: An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Mentoring

Categories: Education-Higher,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/single_study_reviews/wwc_studentcoaching_080712.pdf

Reports that students who received peer mentoring were significantly more likely to remain enrolled in their institutions than those who did not.  From the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education

 

First Official Three-Year Student Loan Default Rates Published

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/first-official-three-year-student-loan-default-rates-published

Press release which lists FY2010  two year and FY2009 three year default rates for student loans.  The rate of default on FY2009 loans after three years was 13.4%.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/10/greenguides.pdf

Revisions to the regulations, known as Green Guides,  that protect consumers against unfair or deceptive environmental marketing claims by businesses.  Includes new sections on carbon offsets, green certifications, and renewable energy claims.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Five Things You Should Know About the Elections

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elections/Campaigns

http://blog.usa.gov/post/32662781931/5-things-you-should-know-about-the-elections

Covers important information about the November elections including registration information, Voter ID laws, and voting while living abroad.  From USA.gov

 

Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13525&utm_medium=etmail&utm_source=National%20Academies&utm_campaign=10012012WhatsNew&utm_content=Web&utm_term=#toc

Examines how rising medical costs and limitations of health insurance expose American families to poverty due to high health costs, how medical care economic burden and risk should be measured, and what policy changes could alleviate the risks.  From the National Research Council

 

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