CNN – Mystery E. coli outbreak sickens 72 people in 5 states, CDC says

A multistate outbreak of E. coli has raised alarms and questions: As of Thursday, 72 people in five states have become ill, yet the cause of their infection remains unknown, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

NPR – Researchers are surprised by the magnitude of Venezuela’s health crisis

Venezuela is in the midst of “a major, major emergency” when it comes to health.

The New York Times – A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy

Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery.

Washington Post ­– There’s a serious problem plaguing some older people: Loneliness

For years, Linda Fried offered older patients who complained of being lonely what seemed to be sensible guidance. “Go out and find something that matters to you,” she would say.

Kaiser Health News – Mourning Paradise: collective trauma in a town destroyed

One of the final memories Carol Holcomb has of her pine-shaded neighborhood was the morning sun that reflected red and gold on her trees last Nov. 8.