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For decades, black women faced lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer than did white women. ColorBlind Images/Blend Image/Corbis hide caption

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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

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The American Cancer Society has pushed back the age at which most women should begin having mammograms to 45. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cancer Group Now Says Most Mammograms Can Wait Till 45

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Abstaining while pregnant is the easiest way to reduce the risk of physical, intellectual and emotional problems in the baby, doctors say. Rachel Weill/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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Although false alarms are not at all unusual when it comes to mammograms, they can cause women much anxiety. Doctors are thinking about ways to ease those fears. iStockphoto hide caption

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Leahya Ellis and other spinning class participants use exercise as a way to shake away stress, anger and depression. Bastiaan Slabbers for NPR hide caption

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Biking Behind Bars: Female Inmates Battle Weight Gain

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Ovarian tissue containing hundreds of small resting eggs is prepared to be transplanted back after cancer treatment. Courtesy of Claus Yding Andersen hide caption

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Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

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Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like

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New York City's health department launched the "Maybe the IUD" campaign this week, aimed at increasing awareness about the IUD as a highly effective and low-maintenance option for birth control. iStock hide caption

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House Calls To The Homeless: A Doctor Treats Boston's Most Isolated Patients

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Surgeon Seeks To Help Women Navigate Breast Cancer Treatment

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