Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2009 created iCivics, a free, online, standards-based program of civics lessons and interactive games. Today, the project is being used by more than 50,000 students in all states. She offers one lesson in this article.
Together with four other health groups, the ANA endorsed limits on emissions of hazardous air pollutants from U.S. coal- and oil-fired power plants. Power plants are the biggest producers of mercury pollution and can emit more than 80 of 187 pollutants designated for control under the Clean Air Act.
A review of 11 international studies showed that health care providers' advanced life-support skills typically fade if not used six months to one year after training. Standard guidelines call for retraining every two years, researchers said. Lance Becker, director at University of Pennsylvania's Center for Resuscitation Science, said retraining every two years has been considered less than optimal by experts for a long time, but evidence from well-designed studies is needed to change guidelines.
AHIP President Karen Ignagni also discussed the proposal in a Newsmaker session with USA TODAY. "This is a major step, and it changes everything about how the market works," she said. Read a live blog of the session.