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Angelina Jolie And The Rise Of Preventive Mastectomies

Doctors have seen a sharp increase in the number of women choosing breast surgery to prevent cancer. But the genetic mutation that contributed to Angelina Jolie's decision is relatively rare, and the vast majority of women who choose prophylactic mastectomy don't face the same level of risk.
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Actress Angelina Jolie Shares Story Of Her Double Masectomy

Jolie, 37, wants other women to hear of her decision. She chose to have the surgery after learning that she carries the BRCA1 gene. Studies show women with that gene have a much greater chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
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Doctor's Murder Conviction Likely To Inflame Abortion Debate

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies who were delivered alive and then killed. Both sides on the abortion issues have been gearing up for what comes next.
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Doctor Found Guilty Of Murder In Late-Term Abortions

The Philadelphia abortion provider was found guilty of three charges of first-degree murder for illegal late-term abortions he performed at his clinic. He faces a possible death sentence.
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Parents Get Crib Sheets For Talking With Kids About Drinking

Parents should talk to their children about avoiding alcohol long before they try that first drink. But how? Some scripts and talking points could make the task easier.
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Middle East Virus Spreads Between Hospitalized Patients

SARS burst on the scene in 2003 after one man infected travelers staying on the same floor of a Hong Kong hotel. Now that a new virus with similarities to SARS has spread from person to person, public health officials are urging hospitals to be on guard.

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