NJ boy dies of respiratory virus; AMSA updates conflict of interest scorecard;

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> Phoenix Children's Hospital and billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D., will collaborate to use advanced technology to treat seriously ill children, AZ Central reports. Article

> A New Jersey state medical examiner says a 4-year-old boy died of a virus causing intense respiratory illness across the country, the Associated Press via Yahoo! News reports. Article

> The American Medical Student Association expanded its scorecard for academic medical centers' conflict of interest policies. Scorecard

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> California insurers will raise rates by an average of 4.2 percent, but state insurance officials won't challenge the increased premiums. However, they will scrutinize insurers' narrow networks, reported the Los Angeles Times. Article

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> Despite the offer of cash incentives, health plan members are unlikely to participate in online programs, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

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