Of Special Interest
An analysis of 11 best-selling diet books and popular weight loss programs showed that about half of the diets are low in calcium and other critical nutrients. Audrey Cross, PhD, Rutgers University. (Source: foodingredientsfirst.com 4/6/03)
Doctors and public health advocates worry Minnesotans are gaining more weight, but the situation also presents a fundamental and frightening challenge for health insurance companies. Some say the industry is not adapting fast enough, while HMOs say Minnesotans themselves need to start living healthier lives. (Source: MN Public Radio 6/2/03)
AARP's "Beyond 50 2003: A Report to the Nation on Independent Living and Disability (2003). Factsheet on demographic trends and disability rates, independence, unmet needs, families, insurance coverage, cost of care and new technologies. AARP. (800) 424-3410.
Add a Little Spice & Herbs to Your Life! (6/2003). PowerPoint presentation, web slide show, handout and food tips/recipe ideas. University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension. (402) 441-7180.
Before The Boom: Trends In Long-Term Supportive Services For Older Americans With Disabilities. Report identifies 14 trends related to cohort characteristics, disability rates, services utilization patterns and public policy AARP. (800) 424-3410.
Community Foundations by State (2003). Provides online search. The Grantsmanship Center. (213) 482-9860.
Cornell NutritionWorks (2002). Distance-learning opportunities to meet professional development needs. Cornell University, Nutritional Sciences. (607) 255-2142.
Food Safety for Home Cooking. Information about advance preparation of food, food safety basics and more. University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension. (402) 441-7180.
Food stamp program map machine (2003). Interactive web-based mapping utility illustrates program participation and benefit levels down to the county level. USDA Economic Research Service. (800) 999-6779.
Research and Reports
Rathore SS, Foody JM, Wang Y, Smith GL, Herrin J, Masoudi FA, Wolfe P, Havranek EP, Ordin DL, Krumholz HM. Race, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure. J Am Med Assoc. 2003;289:2517-2524.