Hayley Wynn

Weighty Crisis Puts States on Fat Alert

By: - August 29, 2005

Americans grew more obese last year in every state except Oregon, and state governments grew more fervent about fighting flab with an expanding array of snack taxes, soda bans, weight-monitoring for school kids and carping about extra pounds that are costing taxpayers money. One of the newest tactics is to provide more insurance to treat […]

States Ask Hospitals to Come Clean

By: - August 8, 2005

Faced with a modern-day medical challenge, states increasingly are taking steps to track the number of patients who acquire serious infections while hospitalized. Eight states – including four with new laws this year – now require hospitals to track the number of patients who acquire staph and other infections while hospitalized, amid indications that the […]