Back in 1998, Colleen Maxwell, then a 23-year-old student, smoked outside a San Diego bar, just weeks after California became the the first state in the nation to to ban smoking in most bars and gambling casinos. Joan C Fahrenthold/AP hide caption

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Obesity Stokes Rheumatoid Arthritis With More Than Just Extra Weight

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French surgeon Pierre Foldes in his Paris office in 2004. Foldes performs reconstructive surgery on women who have undergone genital mutilation. He recently authored a study on the long-term effects of the surgery. Jean Ayissi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Panel Questions Benefits Of Vitamin D Supplements

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An estimated 45,000 people took part in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure in Little Rock, Ark., in Oct. 2010. But after a controversy involving potential cuts to funding of Planned Parenthood earlier this year, participation in fundraising races has dropped. Brian Chilson/AP hide caption

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Arizona state Sen. Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix, listens during a special budget briefing at the state Capitol in October 2008. Barto sponsored a new law that prohibits wrongful birth lawsuits. She says the bill "sends the message that all life is worth protecting." Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Should Parents Be Able To Sue For 'Wrongful Birth'?

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