Updated mammogram advice
A U.S. health panel has changed its mind over when U.S. women should start getting regular mammograms.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009 and again in 2016 said most women could safely wait until 50 to start having their breasts screened. However, the draft recommendation the task force is working on says starting regular mammograms at 40 will save lives.
Part of the reason for the change is that it’s more inclusive: Women of color and women with dense breasts are at higher risks of developing cancer younger. Good to see that all women are being considered.
The proposed recommendation goes nicely with Pennsylvania’s new law related to breast cancer: Starting in 2025, those who have a high lifetime risk of breast cancer will have no costs for preventative screenings.
It’s not just women we’re saving. Early screenings, fast treatments and preventative care save all of us – money for medical care, fellow employees in the workforce, loved ones at home.
Now, let’s take a look at this morning’s headlines.
Keep paying: The owner of the Harrisburg housing complex Governor’s Square says residents just need to keep paying rent after the company filed for bankruptcy. The 222-unit complex has been plagued with problems. A developer who had tried to buy it recently gave up.
Baby killed: A 25-year-old Cumberland County man has been charged with murder in the January death of his 13-month-old child. He told police he tried to do CPR on the boy.
Central Pa. residents craving international food used to have to leave the area. Now, our region is brimming with international eats.
We’re featuring several of them:
Band to disband: Canadian punk band Sum 41 is calling it quits – after releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour.
Delayed show: The first concert on this year’s schedule at Hersheypark Stadium has been postponed. Country star Morgan Wallen posted on his Instagram page that he had been given a warning by his doctors not to perform, after aggravating a vocal condition.
Christmas show: Singer Sarah Brightman will bring her holiday show to Hershey at the end of the year. Tickets go on sale this week.
Singing spider: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert” will take the stage at Hershey Theatre in October. Tickets go on sale this week.
Election day details: Pennsylvania’s 2023 primary election is on Tuesday. Here’s where to vote, how to make sure your ballot is counted and what you should know about the people running.
Election deniers: Dozens of commissioner candidates running in Pa.’s May 16 primary election believe the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump, that the outcome was affected by fraud or that there is a conspiracy to manipulate elections. Commissioners make decisions on how elections are run.
Rent rebates: Gov. Josh Shapiro says his proposal to expand the state’s property tax and rebate program would reach 175,000 more people, helping the seniors and individuals with disabilities to stay in their homes.
Fancy cleats: A business marketing major at Central Penn College turns sneakers into works of art. His designs have caught the attention of several players with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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