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"I think that as a society, we really do need to continue to encourage women to get that routine mammogram, those routine screenings," says Dr. Victoria Seng, University of Tennessee at Martin's Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, citing frightening statistics about breast cancer: every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the leading cause of cancer among white and black women. 85% of women with breast cancer have no known family history, as was the case with her experience, she says. Dr. Seng joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to share her story ahead of her keynote speech at UT Martin's 4th Annual Women's Symposium Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m.

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Martin, Tennessee hosts the 21st Tennessee Soybean Festival starts this evening and culminates the first weekend in September. What began as a concept by a group of professors at UT Martin has grown to an event expecting 25-30 thousand people in Martin. This year's theme is "Let it Grow" and features new events like Disney downtown with a showing of Frozen, art exhibits on campus, and concerts including chart-topping country artist Lee Brice. We learn all about the festival with the City of Martin's Brad Thompson on Sounds Good.

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The City of Martin’s Brad Thompson joins us to preview activities of The Soybean Festival that can bring up to 40,000 people to Martin to observe west Tennessee’s dominance in soybean production. The festival will be in downtown Martin from September 1 to 8, featuring music by Dustin Lynch, The Martins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tim May, Survivor, and Sawyer Brown. According to the festival website, the festival got its start 20 years ago and celebrates the "crossroads of good living," allowing people to "pay homage to a tiny, but worthy vegetable that is capable of feeding and fueling everday lives." See more about Martin's Soybean Festival.

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  The largest verdict in Weakley County, Tenn., history has been handed down in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought against HealthSouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Hospital and one of its doctors.

The jury required the hospital pay $15.2 million to 23-year-old plaintiff, Cody Wade of Martin.