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Wed., Aug. 31, 2011, 8:17 a.m.

Priscilla Bell: Get Your Mammograms

Ladies, too many of you aren't listening to the doctor. That's doctor as in physician; it's also Dr. as in Dr. Priscilla Bell, president of North Idaho College.  A new study reveals that in the last two years, more than one of every three Idaho women over the age of 40 did not receive cancer-screening mammograms. That puts Idaho dead last in the nation for screening. These vital tests for breast cancer can be life-savers. Ask Dr. Bell. She really wants you to. Almost one year ago, as word of Dr. Bell's illness quickly spread across campus, the college's leader urged the community to focus not on her health, but on theirs. "Get your mammogram," she said. "That can't be overstressed"/Mike Patrick, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question (for Ladies of Hucks Online): Do you get cancer-screening mammograms regularly?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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