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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 […]

ICYMI: April 24, 2015

Feature Story Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says THURSDAY, Apr 23, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of doctors and health-care experts, issued draft recommendations on mammography for women at various ages. Their recommendations could lead to insurance […]

ICYMI: April 17, 2015

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says THURSDAY, Apr 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Kenny, a high school senior in Weston, Fla., likes to puff e-cigarettes during debate practice. Tom, a sophomore in Westchester County, takes them to track practice. Joe, a senior in Jackson, Miss., uses them in the morning […]

ICYMI: April 10, 2015

Feature Story Taylor Swift’s mother has cancer and wants you to tell your mom to get screened, too THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Taylor Swift asked for an unusual Christmas present last year: She wanted her mother, Andrea Finlay, to go to a doctor to “get screened for any health issues.” On […]

ICYMI: April 3, 2015

Feature Story How We’re Failing at Preventing Cancer WEDNESDAY, Apr. 1, 2015 (TIME) — You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. But how well are we exploiting this knowledge? The latest report, published Wednesday morning, […]

ICYMI: March 27, 2015

Feature Story Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery TUESDAY, Mar. 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk […]