CT screening for lung cancer is debated

A recent study by the National Cancer Institute found that annual low-dose CT screening of asymptomatic current or former smokers could reduce the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent over screening with X-rays. However, the findings come with some risk to patients, and are being debated across the nation, according to Kaiser Health News.
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$40 Million available to prevent chronic diseases

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that it will be granting $40 million to help prevent chronic diseases and promote good health, according to a press release. This initiative was created by the Affordable Care Act, and addresses the nation’s five leading chronic disease-related causes of death and disability: heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and arthritis.
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