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Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even […]

12/30/2013

Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

CHICAGO (AP) — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the […]

12/09/2013

Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez is hit by a pitch during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ramirez and Ethier to play against Cardinals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hanley Ramirez will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NL championship series despite a broken left rib. “I’d do anything for this team,” he said. Ramirez […]

10/14/2013

Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez is hit by a pitch during the first inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hanley Ramirez says he will play against Cardinals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hanley Ramirez says he will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NL championship series despite a broken left rib. Ramirez was wearing a lightweight flak jacket […]

10/14/2013

Caleb Pilgrim, left, and Marie Baskerville pray over a casket with the remains of an enslaved man known as Mr. Fortune at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.  Mr. Fortune will be honored Thursday with a funeral more than 200 years after he died in Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Conn. slave who died in 1798 called ‘child of God’

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A slave who died more than 200 years ago in Connecticut but was never buried was given an extraordinary funeral Thursday that included lying in state at the Capitol and calls […]

09/12/2013

Patient in CT scanner (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]

07/29/2013

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Does Your Doctor Order Unnecessary Tests?

Do you wonder if your doctor sometimes orders unnecessary tests? A Doctor’s group, representing 350,000 physicians says, before you take that test, just ask your doctor if you really need it. The Group, Choosing Wisely, […]

02/21/2013