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  • Swine flu: 'Encouraging signs,' CDC says

     
    by Mark Silva Federal health authorities see "encouraging signs'' that the new flu outbreak is not as severe as many feared when much of the attention toward "swine flu,'' now called the H1N1 virus, focused on deaths in Mexico. While......
  • CDC director named: N.Y. commissioner

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama today named Dr. Thomas Frieden, currently commissioner of the New York City Health Department, to serve as director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rich Besser, who has served as......
  • Obama: Healthcare reform no 'luxury'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, planning a meeting at the White House on Monday with "stakeholders'' in the health care debate, also plans a midday public address on "reforming the health care system to reduce costs.'' "We cannot continue......
  • Obama: Healthcare, Chicago, Monday

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama will have a homecoming of sorts when he addresses the American Medical Association's annual meeting in Chicago on Monday. The theme of his address is the same as his appearance at a "town hall-"......
  • Tobacco regulation coming: Congress

     
    by Janet Hook Capping a half-century battle with the tobacco industry, the Senate today overwhelmingly approved legislation that would give the federal government far-reaching powers for the first time to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of...
  • Obama: Medicare savings part of reform

     
    By Mark Silva President Barack Obama, calling containment of the cost of healthcare an essential ingredient of his promise to offer healtccare to more Americans, today is proposing an additional $313 billion of savings in Medicare and other programs.........
  • Obama's punch lines: Rahm and the fly

     
    by Mark Silva The president's day, as we said this morning, started with a prayer -- and a pledge that he is "committed'' to immigration reform -- at a Hispanic prayer breakfast today, and it ends with some jokes this......
  • Traffic Fatalities Take Biggest Toll in Developing World

     
    Traffic accidents ranked as the 10th leading cause of death in the world in 2004, but they???re on track to become the fifth-leading cause by 2030, with most of the increase coming in the developing world, according to a report......
  • Ex-smoker Obama lauds tobacco bill

     
    by Michael Muskal Reformed smokers like to say that the hardest thing they ever did was to break their nicotine habit. That may not apply to President Obama, a one-time puffer who today said he would sign legislation to regulate......
  • DC suburb's River Road lives up to name

     
    by Frank James Montgomery County, Md., just outside the nation's capital, is home to many of Washington's movers and shakers and has some of the toniest suburbs in the country. Its scenic River Road is one of the main......
  • Obama: 'Culture of irresponsibility'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, arguing that Wall Street created "a culture of irresponsibility,'' is calling on Congress today to create a new framework of federal financial regulation. "A culture of irresponsibility took root from Wall Street to...