Poll finds public support for charging smokers higher premiums; Radiologists urge CMS, insurers to cover breast tomosynthesis;

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> Most Americans don't support hiring discrimination against smokers, according to a recent Gallup poll of more than 1,000 Americans. However, the majority of those surveyed considers higher health insurance rates for smokers as justified. Poll

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> The American College of Radiology (ACR) is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as private insurers, to cover breast tomosynthesis, "now that it has been shown to improve key screening parameters compared to digital mammography." Article

> People who received false positive diagnoses did not report increased anxiety or a lower quality of life compared to those who received negative screening results, accrording to a study of National Lung Screening Trial participants in the journal Cancer. Article

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