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Something to ask yourself: Is it worth it?

Entrants: Judy Peres

Affiliation: Chicago Tribune

Limited Report

Year: 2007

Place: First Place

Provide a brief synopsis of the story or stories, including any significant findings.

Mounting evidence shows that even moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of breast and colon cancer.

Judges' Comments: This is a terrific example of demystifying confusing medical information - and proof that you don't always need a patient-driven anecdote to make a story compelling. The piece delivers a clear explainer of the risks of moderate alcohol consumption in a highly conversational style.

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