Top stories in health and medicine this morning, January 20, 2012

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1. Head Trauma Victims on Blood Thinners Need Repeat CT. Even minor head injury in patients taking warfarin may require more than a single, initial CT scan to check for brain bleeds.

2. States Failing in Fight Against Big Tobacco. States still aren’t doing enough in the war against tobacco, according to a new report card from the American Lung Association (ALA).

3. Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis. Emergency medical technicians usually make the right call when assessing patients for suspected ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

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