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Tweens Who Play Sports Less Likely to Smoke: Study

HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report – Continued coverage of a Dartmouth study led by Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, assistant professor of pediatrics, assistant professor of TDI, and a researcher at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, that found preadolescents between ages 10 and 14 are less likely to try smoking if they participate in a coached team sport at least a few times a week.

Lung Cancer Screening Could Cost Medicare Billions

Associated Press via NPR – Quotes Harold Sox, active emeritus professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, on a new study that found every person covered by Medicare would only need to pay an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to screen current and former smokers for lung cancer, the Associated Press reports. Sox was not involved in the study.