CA Rules: New HMO rules in California mean getting urgent care in two days, non-urgent in ten.
Plague and Peril: Historians say the the Black Death was worse in the Middle East than in Europe.
Treading Water: Lifestyles with high energy, water consumption is pushing Gulf states into crisis. [Financial Times]
Healthcare v. Jobs: Saying Obama should focus more on jobs is unsupported, says Kevin Drum.
Wing Man: Sen. Jim Webb may be the mystery Democrat helping Murkowski’s environment bill.
BPA Bad: FDA issues BPA warning, and Early Show finds tuna sandwich ups BPA blood levels. [CBS]
Haiti Help: Bearing health kits and bags of rice, one American’s tale of going to Haiti.
Hail Mary: Last-minute ads paint Massachusetts candidate Scott Brown as an environmental foe.
Burning in Balad: In Iraq, fumes from open-air trash fires may be sickening soldiers. [Navy Times]