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8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »

Racial disparity in U.S. heart rhythm treatment suggests bias in medicine – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 30, 2018 / 5:08 PM GMT / Source: Reuters By Linda Carroll Black patients in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation — an irregular heart rhythm — are less likely to receive the medications that… Read More »

American Medical Association report shows competition shrinking in many U.S. health insurance markets

Competition in commercial health insurance markets is shrinking for half the country. That’s the word from the American Medical Association‘s “Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets” report. The findings showed half of all states had commercial health insurance markets that were less competitive in 2017 than in 2016. The report offers… Read More »