The Washington Post – Double mastectomy is on the rise in men with breast cancer — and it’s worrying some doctors
Most people assume breast cancer is just a female thing. All those public service posters, fundraising walkathon T-shirts  and stuffed animals marketed to raise awareness of the disease are typically saturated in pink, after all.
But about 1 percent of cases in the United States are actually in men — and it turns out a growing number of them are choosing to do what Angelina Jolie did and remove both breasts to reduce the risk of any recurrence.
In a new study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery, researchers report that the number of male breast cancer patients getting what’s called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (or CPM), which involves removing a healthy breast in addition to the one with a tumor, nearly doubled from 2004 to 2011 from 3 percent to 5.6 percent. The data came from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and was large, with a sample of 6,332 men.

Reuters – CVS says its ban on cigarette sales has reduced smoking
CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states where the drugstore chain has a sizeable presence.
The September 2014 decision hurt sales, with general merchandise revenue at CVS pharmacies open at least a year falling 7.8 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, the company said.
However, CVS said it benefited in others ways. In the eight months since the decision, nicotine patch purchases rose 4 percent from a year earlier in the 26 states where it had a market share of 15 percent or greater. The company also said the average number of visits to its retail clinics for smoking cessation counseling nearly doubled.

U.S. News and World Report – Congress may leave child nutrition programs behind
A slate of child nutrition programs — including in-school breakfast and lunch, summer meals, and a supplemental nutrition program for impoverished women and children — is at risk as Congress comes back in session next week.
Lawmakers have only 10 days in September for an extended debate on the Iran nuclear deal and must find a way to fund the government by Sept. 30. But they also must reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act(also known as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act), which provides more than 20 million free or reduced-price lunches and more than 11 million free or reduced-price breakfasts for students each day. That’s more than 5 billion meals each school year.

The Atlantic – Recovering from PTSD after Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of New Orleans and left the greater Gulf Coast area wrecked. Nearly 2,000 people were killed as a result of the storm and thousands more were permanently displaced from their homes. With an estimated $108 billion dollars of damage, Katrina was also the also costliest disaster in U.S. history. All told, the entire population of New Orleans had their lives forever altered. One consequence of this was a mental-health epidemic. Experts say mental illness flooded into New Orleans as Katrina’s waters receded.