In a move that could affect an estimated 4 million older adults, Medicare announced that it plans to start covering annual lung cancer screening for longtime smokers at high risk for the disease.
If you are age 55 to 80 and either a current or former heavy smoker, getting an annual lung CT scan could cut your risk of death from the nation's leading cancer killer, according to final guidelines issued this week by a federally appointed panel of experts.
Two years ago, a landmark federal study found that thousands of lives could be saved annually if middle-aged and older smokers got regular lung cancer screening.
If you think the air in your nonsmoking hotel room is free of smoke residue, think again: If a hotel allows smoking in any of its rooms, the smoke will permeate everywhere, including nonsmoking rooms, a new study shows.
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