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ICYMI: July 31, 2015

Feature Story
This week’s feature story is from the current issue of Newsweek magazine “Curing Cancer.” Check out the issue for more articles on cancer prevention, health disparities, early detection and treatment.
The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia
SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (Newsweek) — Seen from above, the Appalachian

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Bloomberg: Mammograms Would Stay Free for Younger Women in Proposed Bill

This article was published here by Bloomberg.

by Zachary Tracer
July 20, 2015- 8:40 PM EDT
Two U.S. representatives are pushing back against a recommendation from an expert panel that could limit free breast-cancer screenings for younger women.
Renee Ellmers, a North Carolina Republican, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida

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ICYMI: July 24, 2015

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More evidence smoking raises risk of death from breast cancer
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (FOX News) — Long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer, according to a Japanese study that adds to a growing body of evidence highlighting the

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ICYMI: July 17, 2015

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Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (Forbes) — The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the

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ICYMI: July 10, 2015

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Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government

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New Recommendations Could Limit Women’s Access to Life Saving Cancer Screenings

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines for breast cancer screenings in April 2015. They’re recommendations suggest women don’t need to start getting mammograms until age 50. They further recommend women ages 50-74 receive mammograms once every two years. Currently, it’s recommended that women receive a mammogram

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ICYMI: July 3, 2015

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Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount
WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (Philly.com) — Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests.
The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped

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ICYMI: June 26, 2015

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies
THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld one of the main tenets of President Barack Obama’s health care law, ruling 6-3 that millions of Americans are entitled to keep the tax subsidies that

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ICYMI: June 19, 2015

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Wearable Devices to Prevent Sunburn
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Could new technology succeed where years of public health messages, doctor warnings and nagging moms have failed — to keep us safe from too much sun?
We have all heard about the devastating

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ICYMI: June 12, 2015

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Just 1 shot of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (CBS News) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.
The authors of the study acknowledged it isn’t

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