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Younger Women Have Rising Rate Of Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Says

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In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

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Is The Human Hand Our Best Technology?

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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

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How 'Crunch Time' Between School And Sleep Shapes Kids' Health

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Ask A Dentist: Facts To Sink Your Teeth Into

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Kimberly Delp gives a flu shot to Carleen Matthews at the Homewood Senior Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., last September. Andrew Rush/AP hide caption

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