NBC News – Salmonella outbreak traced to chick hatchery
A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.
New Mexico’s Department of Health said a strain of salmonella that’s infected more than 300 people in 37 states was found in a duck pen at Privett Hatchery in Portales.

San Francisco Chronicle – Expert brings public health into climate change
Temperatures are intensifying. Sea levels are climbing. Wildfires are spreading.
None of this is news to Dr. Linda Rudolph, a Bay Area expert on climate change. What worries her most, however, are the human health disasters that global warming may end up unleashing.

Journal Star – Four companies to compete for the uninsured in Nebraska
Four insurers have indicated their intention to sell health insurance to those in Nebraska who don’t have it their workplaces.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman chose to have the federal government run the state insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, now being referred to by regulators as the “federally facilitated marketplace.”

Washington Post – Study: Budweiser, Colt 45 most popular beers among ER patients
If you have ever wondered what type of beer is most strongly associated with an emergency room admission, well, wonder no more.
For a full year, researchers spent their Friday and Saturday nights at the Johns Hopkins hospital emergency department in East Baltimore (separate research has found that about one-third of visits there are alcohol-related). At the start of the study, the researchers would turn up for their shifts at 10 p.m.

Kaiser Health News – With a nod to Billy Joel, N.Y. brands Obamacare marketplace
Some folks like to get away,
Take a holiday from the neighborhood.
Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood.
But I’m takin’ a Greyhound on the Hudson River line.
I’m in a New York state of mind
… er … make that “New York State of Health.”  Playing off the title of Billy Joel’s iconic 1976 song, the officials running New York’s health insurance exchange announced Tuesday that they have chosen New York State of Health as the brand name of their new online marketplace.

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