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Worth reading: Soda taxes, MRSA in sports, and women’s pain

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

Margot Sanger-Katz at the New York Times’ The Upshot: Yes, Soda Taxes Seem to Cut Soda Drinking

Mary McKenna at Germination: MRSA In Sports: Long-Standing, Simple to Prevent, Still Happening

Joe Fassler at The Atlantic: How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously

Sarah Kliff at Vox: This study is forcing economists to rethink high-deductible health insurance

Lydia DePillis at the Washington Post’s Wonkblog: ‘Everything is a workaround’: Life in Obama’s agencies as Congress does nothing

Celeste wrote about this last week, but in case you missed it: Propublica’s Michael Grabell and NPR’s Howard Berkes on Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp