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For Your Health: Lung cancer screening can save lives

By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center Among scary diseases, lung cancer can be one of the scariest. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation, including in Missouri and Illinois. And for smokers and many ex-smokers who are at increased risk of lung cancer, it can feel especially scary. But…

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For Your Health: Don’t sugarcoat the health risks of sugary drinks

By Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center We have a love affair with sugary drinks in the U.S. And it may, quite literally, be killing us. About 25,000 deaths each year are linked to drinking beverages like full-sugar sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks. It’s a startling number, especially for something so common that we…

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