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ICYMI: July 3, 2015

Feature Story Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 ( — 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 from 5.5 percent in 2010 to […]

ICYMI: June 26, 2015

Feature Story 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 help them afford insurance. You might […]

ICYMI: June 19, 2015

Feature Story 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 effects of ultraviolet radiation. It burns, […]

ICYMI: June 12, 2015

Feature Story 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 convincing enough to change vaccination strategies […]

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 Prevention study released Tuesday, the melanoma […]

ICYMI: May 29, 2015

Feature Story 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. When actress Angelina Jolie told the […]

ICYMI: May 22, 2015

Feature Story 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 to be called in for her […]

ICYMI: May 15, 2015

Feature Story 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. “I had my own personal tanning […]

ICYMI: May 8, 2015

Feature Story 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 young survivor of breast cancer who […]

ICYMI: May 1, 2015

Feature Story  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 the health and the strength of […]