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Medicare To Pay For Smokers’ Lung Cancer Screenings

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Medicare is proposing to pay for annual lung cancer screenings for heavy smokers. The plan unveiled Monday would provide free CT scans to Medicare beneficiaries who've smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years. The proposal covers an estimated four-million older Americans with long histories of smoking. Final approval of…

American Legion Issues Report On Treatment Of American Military Veterans

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Undated) -- As U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald works to unsnarl problems the Veterans Administration, the American Legion is out with a report about how well he's implementing the new VA Reform Law. It says there's progress in clearing out the backlog of veterans waiting for medical care.   American Legion spokesman Roscoe Butler…

Google Will Donate Twice What People Give To Fight Ebola

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Undated) -- Google is launching a campaign to double the amount of money donated to fight Ebola. They are donating two-dollars for every dollar people give to fight the deadly virus. "Business Insider" reports the campaign will last until Google raises seven-and-a-half-million-dollars.

Obamacare Architect Stirs Controversy

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Undated) -- An economist who helped draft the Affordable Care Act says it never would have been signed into law if the voters had known more about it. Jonathan Gruber made his comments at a conference last year, and they are getting attention now because a video of the comments are being circulated by a…

November Is National Diabetes Month

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Undated) -- November is National Diabetes Month. Doctor Griffin Rodgers with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes are at higher risk of heart problems.   The "A" stands for the A1C test that measures a person's average blood sugar level over the past…