Worth reading: Poisoned places, hospital infections, and fighting poverty

A few of the recent pieces I've liked:

The Latest in the NPR-WAMU series Poisoned Places: Elizabeth Shogren and Robert Bennicasa on "Baton Rouge's Corroded, Overpolluting Neighbor: ExxonMobil"and Richard Harris on "Breathing Easier: How Houston is Working to Clean up its Air."

Maryn McKenna at Superbug: To Prevent MRSA In Hospitals, Don’t Prevent Only MRSA

Matthew Yglesias at Slate: The Best and Simplest Way to Fight Global Poverty

Eric Jankiewicz and Sara Sugar of Brooklyn Bureau: Bushwick's Struggles With Asthma: What's Poverty's Role?

Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein, and Jennifer LaFleur of ProPublica: Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk

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