Vanessa Ramirez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was in college. Today she and her kids get their health care through the Affordable Care Act. But child advocates say a repeal of that law could jeopardize the program that covers her children. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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Arizona Children Could Lose Health Coverage Under Obamacare Repeal

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Giving dads a task — in this case, reading — seemed to suit them better than the kind of parenting classes favored by moms. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

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Salma Shabaik holds her newborn son, Ali. When he was born, she held him naked against her bare skin, a practice called kangaroo care. Ali is wearing an ear cap to correct a lop ear. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption

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Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

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Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines on when children should stay home are more liberal than those of many day care centers. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption

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Luke Whitbeck, 2, sits on his mother's lap while the nurse prepares his treatment at a pediatric infusion center in Hawthorne, N.Y., in October 2016. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers

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Drugs For Rare Diseases Have Become Uncommonly Rich Monopolies

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Keishla Mojica, 23, lives in Cuagas, Puerto Rico. She was infected with Zika virus while pregnant and expects to give birth in early January. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez/KHN hide caption

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The mumps virus is on the loose. Cases are popping up in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois. Alissa Eckert/CDC hide caption

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Mumps Bump: Cases Rise In Iowa, Illinois And Arkansas

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Researchers have found marijuana metabolites in the urine of babies who were exposed to adult marijuana use. deux/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctors Say Parents Shouldn't Smoke Pot Around Kids

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Florida Department of Health workers package a urine test, part of the state's effort to provide free Zika tests to pregnant women. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The HPV vaccine has reduced the prevalence of the cancer-causing human papillomavirus by as much as 65 percent among those who are vaccinated. Matthew Busch for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

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