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November 21, 2018

Around the nation: Don't eat romaine lettuce, CDC warns

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    The agency says people should throw away any romaine lettuce they currently have, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

    • Georgia: CDC on Tuesday issued a warning that U.S. residents should not eat any romaine lettuce from the United States. If people have any romaine in their house, it should be thrown away CDC says. The warning comes after 32 people in 11 states have been sickened by a strain of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce (Resnick, Vox, 11/20; AP/USA Today, 11/20).

    • Massachusetts: Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare and Partners HealthCare have called off talks to potentially merge. The talks were suspended after reports that Massachusetts state officials had concerns about the potential merger, HealthLeaders Media reports (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 11/19);

    • Michigan: David Stockman, a doctor at the Michigan Skin Clinic in Saginaw, and his wife are giving away 200 turkeys to those in need in the community. Stockman said he and his wife hope they're "able to help bring a little bit of joy, and help these families" during the holidays (WEYI-TV, 11/19).

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