For women who carry certain genes, getting a double mastectomy before anything shows up on a mammogram may reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

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Slightly Premature Babies At Risk For Cerebral Palsy

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Helping Seniors Grow Old At Home, Safely

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More Patients Find Doctor Is Not In

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When The Levees Broke: The rate of suicide in 2008 and 2009 in Orleans Parish was about twice as high as it was the two years before the levees broke.  Above, the 17th Street Canal Levee. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Traces Of Katrina: New Orleans Suicide Rate Still Up

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In the future, physician assistants like Jim Love could could be playing a bigger role in primary care. Julie Rovner/NPR hide caption

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Midlevel Providers Fill Primary Care Doctors' Shoes

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California Advances Bill Setting Up Insurance Exchange

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Future Of Primary Care? Some Say 'Medical Home'

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Dr. Cathy Crute, who has her own practice in Maine, says she brings a personal touch to primary care. Emilie Sommer for NPR hide caption

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Bucking The Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo

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Robert O'Rourke was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in late 2006.  The lung disease causes scarring in the lungs, which makes breathing difficult. There's no cure yet, and researchers aren't certain what causes the disease. Courtesy of Robert O'Rourke hide caption

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Breathing New Life Into Lung Disease Awareness

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