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New law aims to improve breast health

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WSIL -- Starting on January 1, mammogram providers in Illinois will be required to notify women whose test results show they have dense breast tissue. The measure unanimously passed the House and Senate.

Now there's an effort to make it a national law. Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth has co-sponsored legislation. Dr. Randy Balmforth from the Center for Breast Health at Heartland Regional Medical Center says letting women know about dense breast tissue can help save lives.

To learn more about Heartland's mammography technology, head here.

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