Top stories in health and medicine, July 30, 2013

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1. Back Pain Tx Not Syncing with Guidelines. Trends in back pain management strategies in the U.S. are “discordant” with current guidelines.

2. USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers for Lung Cancer. Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening got the thumbs-up from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for adults ages 55 through 79 who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking or who have quit in the past 15 years.

3. Autistic Boys Spend More Time on Video Games. Boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder were more likely to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games than those with typical development.

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