Unhealthy Alliance: McDonald's and Children's Hospitals

Published on
September 23, 2011

Image removed.Children's Health: No fewer than 27 children's hospitals in the United States have not-exactly healthy McDonald's restaurants on site. Why? Follow the money, writes pediatrician Rahul Parikh for Salon.

Drug Shortages: Severe shortages of chemotherapy drugs and other critical medicines are endangering patients and causing financial crises for hospitals that must pay huge mark-ups for these life-saving treatments. At least 15 deaths in the past 15 months are blamed on the shortages, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Superbug: The potentially deadly MRSA bacteria and similar bugs have been found in hospital privacy curtains, posing risks for patients, Sora Song reports for Time. For more on MRSA and hospital scrubs, check out Antidote blogger William Heisel's reporting.

Measles: California leads the nation with the most reported measles cases, although the number of cases is small – 28, Anna Gorman reports for the Los Angeles Times. Officials say more parents are forgoing measles vaccinations for their children, posing a public health concern.

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