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The costs of cancer in 2015: 8.7 million years of life and $94 billion in lost earnings

Cancer took more than 8.7 million years of life and $ 94.4 billion in lost earnings among people ages 16 to 84 in the United States in 2015. The calculation comes from a new report by American Cancer Society researchers that appears early online in JAMA Oncology. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in… Read More »

FTC approves UnitedHealth Group $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita, with conditions

The Federal Trade Commission has approved UnitedHealth Group’s $ 4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, with conditions. UnitedHealth Group and DaVita have agreed to divest DaVita Medical Group’s provider organization in the Las Vegas Area, known as HealthCare Partners of Nevada, to Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, no later than 40 days after acquisition. The… Read More »