Top stories in health and medicine this morning, May 22, 2012

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1. NSAID-Related Anemia Doubles Arthritis Costs. When patients with osteoarthritis take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and then develop anemia, the associated healthcare costs during the subsequent year can double.

2. CT Screening for Lung Cancer Still Falls Short. The debate over lung cancer screening continues, with a new study showing that low-dose CT scanning may not be ready for prime time.

3. Sigmoidoscopy OK as Colon Cancer Screen. Screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy appears to reduce colorectal cancer incidence and mortality.

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