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- Author: Howard LeWine, M.D.,
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Screening, if cost-effective is one of the best ways to reduce our healthcare (and ultimately, health insurance) costs.
Under the new healthcare legislation, many more unhealthy persons will be insured, and thus, needing expensive medical treatment.
Unless a large number of young persons purchase coverage, the system will need help. Maybe increased screening is the shot in the arm that is needed.
I think annual testing is a great idea. I run an electronic cigarettes website and am interested to know if you are part of the ‘less harm’ or ‘no harm’ camp when it comes to ecigs vs no ecigs.
Nice post, you don’t have to read Grays’ anatomy to get plenty of info Thaks
Concerning the proposed recommendations on lung cancer, it would be very helpful and relieving for a lot of folks, if having annual testings would actually prevent that many deaths as estimated. I think it is worth the try because if one thousand lives can be saved, it’s well worth it in my eyes.
I do find the sections on the downsides of screening and the changes people can make now quite interesting. Overall, I think this post was well crafted with valuable information that can be of great help for many.
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