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Tobacco May Cause More Deaths than Currently Estimated
2/12/2015 10:28:07 AM
A new study suggests that current estimates significantly underestimate the number of Americans who die from cigarette smoking. The Surgeon General estimates that each year, smoking kills about 480,000 Americans. The study, led by American Cancer Society researchers, suggests that cigarette smoking may kill tens of thousands more from diseases that are not currently counted as …
Medicare to Cover Annual CT Scan for Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer
2/6/2015 9:54:36 AM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) announced today its final coverage determination for an annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan regarding lung cancer. The American Lung Association applauds Medicare for finalizing its coverage determination and looks forward to working to educate everyone at high risk for lung cancer that coverage is available. …

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