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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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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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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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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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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