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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Doctor Weighs In On Breast Cancer Study
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More Patients Find Doctor Is Not In
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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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What Now For Federally Funded Stem Cell Work?
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Food safety experts traced the salmonella outbreak to Wright County Egg, near Galt, Iowa, which is one of two companies whose eggs are believed to have been contaminated. More than 500 million eggs have been recalled. Nirmalendu Majumdar/AP 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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Bucking The Trend: Primary Care Doc Practices Solo
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Breast cancer survivors from the Pink Ladies of Charles County in Maryland dance at a Komen Community Challenge rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Egg Recall Leaves Consumers Nervous
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Birth control pills are often marketed as doing much more than prevent pregnancy. The drugs also claim to treat acne, moodiness and bloating. But some researchers caution that these benefits do not outweigh the health risks known to accompany taking the pill. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With Birth Control Pills, New Isn't Always Better
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Strength training not only builds muscle, it also generates new muscle nuclei. According to a new study, these nuclei stick around even when muscle mass goes away. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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No More Gym? Don't Worry, Your Muscles Remember
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