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Late last month, the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN; Philadelphia) along with the National Cancer Institute’s Lung Screening Study Group released the results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). The study supports the idea that CT Screening in older, heavy smokers can reduce mortality rates by 20% compared to standard chest X-rays. Nearly 53,000 current and heavy smokers between the ages of 55 and 74 at 33 sites across the U.S. were enrolled in NLST. (See full study here)
I remember reruns of a cartoon about a character named Tooter Turtle, who was always appealing to Mr. Wizard to send him back in time for some form of jollies or other, and when the whole thing went south, Tooter would yell out, “help Mr. Wizarrrrrd!”
A few weeks ago, I made the mistake of going into the gym around 6 p.m. That's the time when all the body builders and athletes tend to circulate in the area.