Toothache Leads to Boy's Death

A simple toothache can be fatal. That is the sobering message a 12-year-old Maryland boy left when, after his dental problems went untreated, he succumbed to a severe brain infection. Deamonte Driver's life could have been spared if his infected tooth was simply removed -- a procedure costing just $80. However, the Driver family faced obstacles with Medicaid, poverty, and access to resources, resulting in an easily preventable health problem turning deadly. In the end, Driver endured two...Full Story
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