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Panel Says No to Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

The Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC), composed mostly of clinicians, was asked to vote on a scale of 1 to 5 on whether they were confident that the benefits of such screening outweigh the harms in the Medicare population (persons o
Medical Tribune
added May 6, 2014 10:56
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Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

Action Points Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals. Note that most of the growth appears to be in anticipation that Medicare and other pa
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:02
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Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic?

* The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will weigh coverage for a national registry for lung screening, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving potential. * Note that some advocates for a national
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:01
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ARCHIVE: Radon Control Activities for Lung Cancer Prevention in National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Plans, 2005–2011

approximately half of cancer coalitions may not be aware of radon as a public health issue. CCC-developed cancer coalitions and plans should prioritize tobacco control to address lung cancer but should consider addressing radon through partnership with ex
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Apr 25, 2014 15:59
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Study examines increase in lung cancer risk from combined radon and tobacco smoke exposure

In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky's colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the "triple crown of lung cancer" - the country's highest rate of smoking combined with high rates of second-hand smoke exposure
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 25, 2014 15:43
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[New York] 2nd Circ. Tosses Smokers' Suit After NY High Court Answer ($$)

threw out a proposed class action by a group of smokers seeking to charge Philip Morris USA Inc. for medical tests, based on a December ruling by New York state’s highest court that their claims for such tests were not tied to actual injury.
Law360
added Apr 15, 2014 16:54
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ZUGER: HARD CASES Too Much Family Love

It could have been worse, I suppose, but it could have been much better. In the best of hindsight-enabled worlds, we would have had the sense (or, possibly, the correct phrase would be “the power”) to ease that mass of loving family away from the bed and
New York Times Blogs
added Apr 14, 2014 19:51
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Will Hoosiers ever get it when it comes to smoking?

like the American Lung Association’s report, we urge both elected officials and regular citizens in Indiana to renew a commitment to “eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease.” Seems more than logical to us.
Goshen (IN) News
added Feb 23, 2014 15:38
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CDC: US smokers dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 18.1% in 2012

"Smokers today have a greater risk of developing lung cancer than they did when the first Surgeon General's report was released in 1964, even though they smoke fewer cigarettes," Lushniak said in a statement. "How cigarettes are made and the chemicals t
UPI
added Jan 18, 2014 21:50
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OVERVIEW: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General

The tobacco epidemic was initiated and has been sustained by the tobacco industry, which deliberately misled the public about the risks of smoking cigarettes. Despite significant progress since the first Surgeon General’s report, issued 50 years ago, sm
US Surgeon General Site (DHHS)
added Jan 17, 2014 10:19
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