USA Today  – Experts: 366 million people now have diabetes
An estimated 366 million people worldwide now suffer from diabetes and the global epidemic is getting worse, health officials said Tuesday.

San Francisco Chronicle – Millions of deaths preventable, WHO report says
The world is facing a growing avalanche of death from heart attack, stroke, cancer, emphysema and diabetes, with many of the victims working-age people in poor countries. Up to half of those deaths could be prevented or deferred by implementing a short list of interventions, some by individual people and some by governments. But no country is doing all it could.

Billings Gazette – Former nurse says Protecting Affordable Care Act should be public health employees’ priority
Today’s health-care system is complex. So, it stands to reason that the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is equally perplexing, said Pam Aaltonen, a former public-health nurse.

New York Times – Democrats See Perils on Path to Health Cuts
As Congress opens a politically charged exploration of ways to pare the deficit, President Obama is expected to seek hundreds of billions of dollars in savings in Medicare and Medicaid, delighting Republicans and dismaying many Democrats who fear that his proposals will become a starting point for bigger cuts in the popular health programs.

Washington Post – Insurers fought Obama’s health overhaul, but now they aid coalition to sign up uninsured
Betting that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul withstands lawsuits and a Republican repeal drive, an unusual alliance of industry, health care and consumer groups is laying the groundwork to sign up uninsured Americans.

Wall Street Journal – House Panel Targets EPA Rules in Vote
A House panel Tuesday voted to delay two sets of Environmental Protection Agency air-pollution rules by 15 months. The House Energy and Power Subcommittee advanced a pair of bills that the Republican-controlled House is expected to take up later this fall.

Reno Gazette-Journal – Nevada Health Matters: The future of public health is addressed this week
Later this week, the Nevada Public Health Association will host its 2011 annual conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “The future of public health in Nevada.”