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Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer:

  • On Saturday, the U.S. Senate narrowly voted to start debating health care reform legislation (CBS News)
  • If passed, will health care reform legislation “result in a potentially overwhelming demand for primary-care doctors”? (Miami Herald)
  • According to the FBI, hate crimes linked to religion and sexual orientation are on the rise (Associated Press)
  • Backlash against the new mammogram recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force continues — but a nuanced conversation about expectations of mammography is also emerging (USA Today)
  • Another controversial new women’s health recommendation: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now suggesting that women wait until age 21 to begin cervical cancer screening (WebMD)