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Screening for Lung Cancer

A study of patients at high risk for lung cancer has been announced to the lay press. It showed that screening current and former heavy smokers with low-dose computed tomography (CT-scans) resulted in 20% fewer deaths from the disease compared with a standard chest X-ray. Before you visit your local imaging center after buying a…

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Virginia Bans Smoking in Bars

Virgina governor Tim Kaine signed into law on March 9th a bill that bans smoking in most restaurants and bars. Texas is considering a similar law. I suspect it will pass. Let’s just consider banning smoking in bars.

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