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A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
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Can Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? Swim The Pacific To Find Out

Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
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Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children. No Más Bebés airs tonight on PBS.
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Church Doctrine Complicates Situation For Pregnant Women In Zika-Affected Areas

Some governments responded to the Zika epidemic by asking women to delay getting pregnant. Missionary doctor David Vanderpool says the reality for women in Zika-affected areas is far more complex.
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To Rebuild 'The Collapse Of Parenting,' It's Going To Be A Challenge

Parents struggle with the balance of being a friend versus being a taskmaster. Their job, says Dr. Leonard Sax, is to "keep your child safe" and "give kids choices in some domains but not in others."
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Book Diagnoses Darwin With Anxiety And Warhol As A Hoarder

Journalist Claudia Kalb uses biographical material and modern-day mental health to get inside the heads of history's great personalities. Her new book is called Andy Warhol Was A Hoarder.
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Zika Virus Isn't The First Disease To Spark A Debate About Abortion

In 1965, the U.S. faced an epidemic of German measles that, like the Zika outbreak, was linked to birth defects. It changed the way this country talked about abortion.
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Clinton Runs As Wonk In Chief, Trying To Win Hearts With Plans

Clinton has more than two dozen policy proposals from Alzheimer's to drug addiction — more than 50,000 words of them. But can all those plans inspire people to caucus for her in Iowa?
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Zika Virus Reignites Abortion Debate In Brazil

Increased incidents of microcephaly in infants has spurred guidance to women that boils down to: Don't get pregnant. But women in Brazil have few options.
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Puerto Rico Health Official 'Very Concerned' About Zika's Spread

An epidemiologist says the island has been lucky so far, but needs to stop the virus at its source — where mosquitoes breed.

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