Kaiser Permanente to ban 13 chemicals; Forcibly quarantined nurse will sue NJ gov;

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> Kaiser Permanente in California announced it will ban the use of 13 antimicrobial chemicals in its fabrics, furniture and finishes in future construction projects, HFM Magazine reported. Article

> This year has seen 15 cases of bubonic plague, four of them fatal, amounting to four more cases and one more death than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously reported, according to CNN. Article

> Kaci Hickox, a nurse who was forcibly quarantined last year over fears of Ebola after she returned from Sierra Leone, announced she will sue New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and state health officials, according to National Public Radio. Article

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> Is the U.S. healthcare system on a course destined to suffer a "fatal accident"? Yes, according to commentator Charles Hugh Smith, who says the current healthcare system cannot continue to operate in this manner for the long run. Article

> Four operators of urgent care centers in and around New York City have agreed to disclose more pricing information to patients after they came under pressure from the state attorney general, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

And Finally… Epic fail. Article