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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been struck by a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those folks went to a doctor, while between 69,000 and 84,000 people have been hospitalized for flu-related illness, the… Read More »

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 »