News Releases

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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ICYMI: June 5, 2015

Skin Cancer Rates Doubled in the Last 30 Years
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (TIME) — The rate of diagnoses for the deadliest form of skin cancer has more than doubled since the early 1980s, greatly raising the cost of medical care.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and

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ICYMI: May 29, 2015

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Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer: When and Why
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — Few events in life are scarier or more stressful than major surgery. Even tougher may be the decision to go under the knife preventively, before a diagnosis is made.
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ICYMI: May 22, 2015

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Two Women, Two Results: The Agonizing Wait for Cancer Gene Tests
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (NBC News) — The waiting room at Invision Sally Jobe, a clinic near Denver, is nicely decorated, bright and comfortable. But Lori Heid doesn’t look comfortable sitting in a corner chair, waiting

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ICYMI: May 15, 2015

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Frequent tanner shares grisly skin-cancer selfie [WARNING: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing]
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (CNN) — Tawny Willoughby grew up in small-town Kentucky, where, she said, it was normal to use a tanning bed four or five times a week.
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ICYMI: May 8, 2015

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Some lawmakers make personal pitch to oppose new breast-cancer screening guidance
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (CBS News) — Congresswomen who have survived breast cancer are taking issue with new recommendations by an independent task force that advises against women younger than 50 receiving annual mammograms.
“As a

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ICYMI: May 1, 2015

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’ Apr. 23, 2015 (The Washington Post) — My overarching goal is to get every individual, every institution and every sector in America…to ask themselves the question [of] what they can do to improve

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Karen DeSalvo’s Acceptance Speech

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. was awarded the Special Award for Innovation in Health Technology at the Laurels Awards Luncheon during the annual Dialogue for Action conference.
View Dr. DeSalvo’s acceptance speech here:
Dr. Karen DeSalvo has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high quality care

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