Age at which most adults should begin colon cancer screening, according to new advice from the American College of Physicians. People with a family history of colon cancer and others who are considered high-risk should get screened starting at age 40 or when they are 10 years younger than the age at which their youngest family member was diagnosed with colon cancer. Screening works: a recent study found that colonoscopy reduces the risk of colon cancer death by half. [via CBS News]

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