Like many of you, I have been reading the various news stories about Lance Armstrong, especially one recently in a major newspaper, which went into great detail about the allegations surrounding Lance Armstrong’s cycling career. But what I didn’t see in all of that coverage was much mention of the other side of the man, the side that I ...

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I have a confession to make. As soon as I finished reading the Annual Report to the Nation recently, I got up from my desk and took a walk for 20 minutes. What, might you ask, compelled me to do this? The answer is what made me take a walk is the same reason I am writing this follow-up commentary. ...

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An article released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their weekly publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report provides an assessment of the progress we have made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Clearly, since 1971, we have made substantial advances in the cancer treatment.  We have become a larger and older nation.  ...

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I am sitting here wringing my hands that so much has been made of some studies reported recently at a major radiology conference which suggest that the impact of the breast cancer screening guidelines released by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in November 2009 has either been good or bad on doctor and patient ...

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