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Tainted Melons, Beef Renew Food Safety Concerns

Tainted Melons, Beef Renew Food Safety Concerns

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Food Safety:

More and more states are warning their residents to avoid Jensen Farms cantaloupes from Colorado in the wake of a listeria outbreak that has killed 13 Americans so far, Peter Mucha reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Meanwhile, Tyson Foods is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef over fears it might be tainted with E. coli. Yummy.

Health Insurance: American workers are paying more and getting less for their money when it comes to employer-provided health insurance, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation study, N.C. Aizenman reports for the Washington Post.

Health Policy: Dan Diamond of California Healthline rounds up the six must-read health policy studies from this summer.  

E-Health: California Healthcare Foundation president Mark Smith delivered a dose of realism to optimists gathered at this week's Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco, noting that healthcare complexity and entrenched interests slow the progress of health information technology, Neil Versel reports for InformationWeek.

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