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Newsbriefs: Lung Cancer; Knee Arthritis

Few Who Need Lung Cancer Screening Get It
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending in December 2013 that people at high risk for lung cancer have yearly screening with low-dose CT scans. However, few people who could benefit from lung cancer screening—mostly current and former smokers—are getting it,

Consider Screening Before You Develop Lung Cancer Symptoms

Consider Screening Before You Develop Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, accounting for more than a quarter of all deaths from cancer, according to The American Cancer Society. One reason for this high mortality rate is that lung cancer symptoms usually don’t manifest until the disease has reached an advanced state.

Yet, caught

New Treatment Options for Lung Cancer Can Save, Extend Lives

Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the top cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). However, recent advances in lung cancer treatment and an approval for annual screening of at-risk persons mean that patients with lung cancer have

Choose Wisely When It Comes to Protecting Your Health

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recently released updates to several of its recommendations for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign. The campaign aims to help older adults avoid medical treatment that isn’t needed, and/or could potentially cause harm.
“It’s important that older adults have conversations with their doctors

2015 FHA INDEX

Alternative Medicine/Supplements
Complementary therapies can help you cope with cancer treatment (Jan, 4)
Yoga could reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors (Mar, 3)
Bones & Joints
“Newer and improved” artificial joints may not be your best choice (Jan, 1)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (Jan, 8)
“Hip school” could help ease your arthritis pain (Mar, 5)
Spinal stenosis can

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