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Tobacco May Be Responsible

10/21/2009
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In a unanimous decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on Monday that cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris, may have to pay for screening/diagnostic scans for smokers.  The ruling paves the way for the possibility that Philip Morris could be required to pay for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans, which can detect […]

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"Don’t text and drive" A Recipe for Disaster

10/1/2009
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If you can read this message, you may be “glty as chrgd” of texting while driving.  Even if you don’t text while driving, you are smart, but may soon be in the minority. More than 20 percent of ALL drivers, not just teens, admit to sending text messages while driving. […]

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Food and Drug Administration to Regulate Tobacco?

04/3/2008
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In 1995, David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration tried to regulate nicotine. His efforts failed when the regulations were struck down in the federal court system. Then, in 2004, the United States Senate passed proposed legislation to do so, only to have the House of Representatives […]

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What You Should Know and Ask BEFORE having Surgery

01/14/2008
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If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans who will have a surgical procedure this year, pay attention, please! You and your loved ones may thank me later. Every single time anyone has a surgical procedure performed, whether the surgery is life-saving or elective, there are risks involved. […]

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