Obama's lead on healthcare shrinks; Overweight patients drive up healthcare costs;

> The latest Pew Research Center for People and the Press poll shows President Barack Obama's lead on healthcare issues is shrinking following last week's debate, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. During the debate, Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney sparred over the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, the Independent Payment Advisory Board and even Cleveland Clinic. Blog post

> Minority residents reported feeling less positive about their residency program and their relationships with faculty and peers, compared to white general surgery residents, according to Reuters Health. Black, Hispanic, Asian and "other" residents were significantly more likely than whites to feel a need for additional specialty training. Article

> The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) yesterday elected a new president and board of directors, the ACEP announced. Emergency physician Alexander M. Rosenau will serve a one-year term and begin his presidency at next year's meeting in Seattle. Announcement

> Overweight and obese patients are more expensive to the healthcare system, in terms of medication and prescription drugs, according to new research from the University of Alberta. Canadian researchers found that overweight kids were 59 percent more likely than their normal-weight peers to take prescription medication. Statement

And Finally… Maybe he ran out of paint. Article