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When it comes to health issues, the southeastern corner of Virginia usually is pretty average. That’s why I was surprised to discover a report that showed a city in my readership area has the highest cancer mortality rate in the state.

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When a new car comes on the market, car writers rush to drive, dissect, and describe in detail all the ways it will make your life better or worse. If health writers could learn to think more like car writers in this regard, health consumers would be much better informed.

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We're savvier than ever about "pinkwashing," the practice of using breast cancer awareness messages to sell consumer goods. So are PR and marketing pros rethinking their addiction to pink? Not necessarily.

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Breast cancer has simultaneously become the poster child of all cause marketing and the bully of all diseases. What do we have to show for decades of awareness campaigns and billions of dollars? Frankly, not that much.

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Dense breasts are common among women in their forties, the exact same demographic for whom mammography guidelines have been hotly contested. Now, some advocates are pressing for right-to-know laws and want access to additional imaging. Will this best serve women?

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South Hampton Roads, a metropolitan area of about 1.1 million people in southeastern Virginia, is comprised of five disparate cities: two urban, two suburban, and one rural.

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Today would have been easier if I did not give a damn. Easier if suffering was not real. Much easier, if I did not care. ...

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In his eye-opening new book, Dr. Otis Brawley takes aim at doctors who prescribe too much, drug companies who promise too much, and the system that rewards them both with hefty incomes and sales.



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