U.S. child obesity rate outpaces Canada; CDC reports 3 plague deaths in U.S.;

News From Around the Web

> The U.S. obesity rate among children aged 3 to 19 is 17.5 percent, 6 percent more than the same age group for Canadian children, according to a National Center for Health Statistics report. Issue brief (.pdf)

> Cardiac arrest survival rates are highest with 10 to 35 minutes of on-the-scene care,  according to a study published in Resuscitation Journal. Study abstract

> Eleven people have contracted human plague in the United States since April 1, three of whom have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alert

 Health Payer News

> Some of the more flexible provisions of the Affordable Care Act, such as State Innovation Waivers, have the potential to revitalize the concept of health insurance premium assistance. Article

> The next major threat to the Affordable Care Act could come from an unlikely, and seemingly benign, source: New accounting recommendations for state and municipal employee pensions. Article

And Finally… Do you hear the teachers sing? Video