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Doctors And Women's Groups Urge Feds To Relax Plan B Restrictions

With the presidential election decided, doctors and some advocates are calling for the administration to make it easier for teenagers to get the morning-after birth control pill.
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Unusually Early Flu Season Intensifies

The flu is back early this season. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases
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Mind And Body: Head Injuries And What New Research Means For Football

For our series “Mind and Body”, Diane and her guests discuss the latest science on head injuries and how to best protect players.

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Debate Over The Benefits Of Routine Mammograms

The availability of 3-D mammograms renews debate about who should get them and when: Calculating the health benefits of routine mammograms.

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Manhood, Football And Tragedy

Funeral services were held for Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins this week. Belcher fatally shot Perkins before killing himself in front of his coach. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the tragedy and whether it says something larger about the culture of professional sports.
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No Joke

Why Even Tragedy Gets A Laugh — When comedian Tig Notaro found out she had breast cancer, she incorporated the grim news into her stand-up routine--and got quite a few laughs from the audience. Notaro and neuroscientist Robert Provine discuss the origins of laughter, what separates the amusing from the truly funny, and why even tragedy sometimes gets a laugh.

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