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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 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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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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Drug abuse, genetic disease clusters, mammography, comparison hospital shopping and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Several years ago, during an annual mammogram, my wife, who is in her 40s, was told a mass had been found in one of her breasts. Anxious and uncertain, she had a biopsy, and we braced for the worst.

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FDA regulator Paul T. Hardy blew the whistle on problems with a Kodak mammography system — and got fired for his trouble. Here's what happened next.

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Even if you're not a fan of commemorative disease days or months, there are some intriguing story angles if you end up covering National Depression Screening Day this week. Here are ideas and resources.

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Did a federal task force ignore evidence that more frequent mammograms save lives? Answers and more in our Daily Briefing.

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