Falls are a serious threat to the lives, health and independence of elderly individuals. According to a Federal task force, between 30 and 40 percent of people who are 65 years or older fall at least once per year.
The new congressional session has not started yet, but the Tea Party has already set its sights on the 2012 elections.
There will be plenty of new faces on Capitol Hill this week when the 112th Congressional session convenes on Jan. 5. Republicans will gain majority control of the House as well as several seats formerly held by Democrats in the Senate.
A top GOP leader expects that a vote to repeal the healthcare overhaul will be held before President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, and he expects some bipartisan support.
Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell has denied allegations that she misused campaign funds during her bid for the United States Senate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 7.3 million American women between the ages of 15 and 44 are unable to have children. Approximately 7 percent of married women in that age bracket are infertile.
President Barack Obama’s recent appointments during the congressional recess are under fire from GOP lawmakers.
Government auditors revealed this week that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lost or misplaced more than $8 million in property in 2007.
For the first time in its 122-year history, the annual Rose Parade will include a presidential-themed float. According to media reports, former President Ronald Reagan will be honored in the 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Seven states are set to raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1, which could give President Barack Obama the momentum he needs to increase the Federal minimum.