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Robin Wright's fictional character Claire Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards is a favorite of TV critics and fans. But the demographics of real U.S. women who have abortions are very different from the TV character's. Nathaniel E. Bell/AP hide caption

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In a study of 1.3 million women, ages 40 to 74, having a false positive on a screening mammogram was associated with a slightly increased chance that the woman would eventually develop breast cancer. The extra risk seemed to be independent of the density of her breasts. Lester Lefkowitz/Getty Images hide caption

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False Alarm Mammograms May Still Signal Higher Breast Cancer Risk

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Jessica Roberts and her father, Alan Roberts, who has struggled with addiction himself. They are both clean and hope to break the cycle of addiction with the newest generation of their family. Mallory Yu/NPR hide caption

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Menopause: A Gold Mine For Marketers, Fewer Payoffs For Women

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Hormones May Help Younger Women With Menopause Symptoms

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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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