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Massachusetts Stroke Patient Receives ‘Outrageous’ $474,725 Medical Flight Bill

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Kristina Cunningham was in stable condition on an evening in June, when EMTs lifted her gurney into a medical flight, bound for Boston. The 34-year-old couldn’t use her right arm or speak… Read More »

One-quarter of people around the world at risk for a stroke after age 25, study reveals

Global risk of stroke is ‘startling’: One-quarter of people worldwide at risk for a stroke after age 25, new data reveals Scientists looked at stroke risk after age 25 in 195 countries from 1990 to 2016 The global risk increased from about 23% in 1990 to about 25% in 2016 China had the highest risk for… Read More »